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When we were getting ready for our second baby to be born, I was hyperaware of my older son’s feelings, probably indulging in his whims a little more than I should have. I knew that as he had been the only child for six years, his life was going to be changed tremendously. Once Max arrived, I did what I could to ease the transition, sharing stories of brothers and siblings and how we learn from life changes.
I’m happy to live in a world where I have lots of tools at my disposal to ease my children through these milestones. We not only learn through books and family activities, but through our family screen time. In fact, when my older son is feeling frustrated and unable to put his feelings into words, he often requests to watch one of the shows that deals with feelings. Sometimes, it’s easier for him to relate to the kids (or talking animals; go figure) on the screen than it is to me.
I let him use Netflix Streaming as a way to find shows that are appropriate for his age and fit his current life experiences. Here’s a few titles to explore if your kids are going through milestones:
- New Sibling: The Hive: S01E01, Babee’s Room
- Losing Your First Tooth: Super WHY: S01E10, The Story of the Tooth Fairy
- Getting Glasses: Arthur: S15E09, Through the Looking Glasses
- First Sleepover: Bratz Kidz: Sleep-over Adventure
- First Trick-or-Treat: Julius Jr.: S01E06, Dressed for Spook-cess
- First Pet: Beethoven
- First Move: The Croods
- First Big Game: D2: The Mighty Ducks
Milestones matter in our house, because for the kids, everything is big. Remember being a kid and buying something with your own money for the first time, or getting your first great report card? Milestones, both good and bad, should be things we look to, to celebrate and learn from.
What do you do to celebrate milestones?
Disclaimer: This post is the first in a year-long partnership with Netflix as part of the Netflix Stream Team. All opinions are my own.