Who says summer is the only time for movie blockbusters? Box office-wise, March and April look nearly as exciting as May through August. No matter how old your kids are, our sneak peeks will help you decide whether these high-profile movies will be appropriate for your family.
Whether you're blindsided because a movie's ads conveniently "forgot" to mention that there was sad stuff amid the kid-friendly comedy or because you just didn't know that a certain plot twist was coming, you still have to deal with the aftermath. These tips will help:
When my 7-year-old son announced to us that he is gay, the last thing I thought about was television. But as he has continued to hold firm to this identity, I have become aware of the lack of gay characters in the television shows and movies he likes to watch.
I don't have a problem with a movie or video game here and there, but I've found that too much of either makes my kids a little nutty. And some of the movies they'd watched at my friend's house made me feel uncomfortable, too.
Movies are a wonderful way to begin a discussion. With children, especially little kids, it gives them an emotional vocabulary. How does this character feel -- happy, sad, confused. Here's a list of movies and five guided discussion topics.
The Juban Princeling, is nearly a year and a half old (he turned 17 months on March 8), his father and I have earnestly started talking about one of the most important milestones in a child's life: his first movie.