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Teach Kindness and Acceptance with Netflix


It’s back to school time and it’s not just time to think about what teacher your child got or the giant list of school supplies. Back to school time is also a time to think about teaching your child about kindness and acceptance. My kids aren’t going back to a brick and mortar school because we are homeschooling, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need to worry about these two things. We joined a homeschooling co-op and they will still be having some classes with other students once a week. They need to make sure that are kind and accepting to whoever they meet there (and in life in general!)

I’ve been having a few small challenges with Buddy that I’m working on lately. I had become to lax with him, doing too much joking around, now he thinks it’s ok to talk back and have an answer to everything. Sometimes his “answers” aren’t kind. Don’t get me wrong, he’s not a bad kid at all and if you met him I’m sure he wouldn’t talk back to YOU. 🙂 I just need to nip this behavior now so it doesn’t get out of control. I also need to make sure that he (and his siblings) are kind to each other since overall they don’t see anyone else during the day to break it up.

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Here’s a list of movies and shows for the older kids in your life, although my kids all love Good Luck Charlie and they like Mulan as well.

1. Rudy
2. Mulan
3. A Mile in His Shoes
4. Radio
5. Good Luck Charlie: Down a Tree
6. Glee

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For the younger kids in your life, you can use these shows and movies to teach kindness and acceptance:

1. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Vol. 1 Ep. 6: Friends Help Each Other
2. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Season 3, Ep. 4: One Bad Apple
3. Arthur, Season 15, Ep. 8: Muffy’s Classic Classy Club / Best Enemies
4. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
5. Super Why, Season 1, Ep. 61: The Ugly Duckling: Becoming a Swan
6. The Fox and the Hound

Do you have any tips for me to work on back talking and being kind? How have you taught your kids about kindness and acceptance?

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Rudy is one of my all time favorite movies! I haven’t shown my kids yet, but I really should do that soon.

  2. This is a great system for kids. They’re never too young to learn kindness and acceptance, especially with the growing bullying problem.
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  3. I don’t have children, but what about a star system that earns rewards? Gets a star when they do something nice/good, and get one taken away when they are smart 🙂 The movies sound like a great idea also.
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  4. Example is the best teacher! Not only parents, but purposely surrounding your children with other kids who ARE respectful and kind is so important.
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  5. Bravo for homeschooling. I am a firm believer!
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  6. Great little kid recommendations! My daughter LOVES Daniel Tiger and Arthur. Super Why is another favorite in our house.
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  7. I love that they have Daniel Tiger – it’s my daughters favorite show!
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  8. I’ve still never seen Mulan. I’m thinking about watching it, we’re way overdue.

  9. What a great selection of films! I love sitting with the kids watching films. I think my kids would probably like Glee.. Thanks for Sharing Rachel x
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  10. katrina g says:

    i love netflix. i’m actually watching it right now lol. great content and selection. i just wish they had better newer releases.

  11. What a great list. Thanks for sharing. We have Netflix, and I’m all about using any opportunity to teach–including a chill time movie.
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  12. There are some great life lessons in all of these movies! Good luck with buddy, I know the feeling when they get to that age!
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  13. Very cool that people join a homeschooling co-op where kids can mingle with others…this is the first time I have heard of this. Great movie choices too!
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  14. All very good movies! Excellent idea to help get the message across too. I should attempt that with my little one, he starts preschool tomorrow and I’m so nervous, he can be a mean little boy sometimes!

  15. I love this month’s choices
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  16. Daniel Tiger was one of Zach’s favorites. Great at teaching pro-social skills!