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12/01/2014 03:08 pm ET Updated Jan 30, 2015

6 Reasons I Love That My Kids Watch My Little Pony

Last year, when my son discovered My Little Pony on TV and sat with his sister, staring starry-eyed at the screen, mesmerized, my husband was less than thrilled. We both have a pretty low tolerance for crappy kids shows, and he assumed that MLP fell into that category. I'll be honest (as always) -- at first glance, it seems like fluff. The big-eyed, sickeningly sweet-voiced, dramatic cartoon would not have gotten approval from me had I not overheard an episode while shooting off an email.

This show has more substance than pretty pastels! Each episode seeks to leave their little viewers a bit wiser and empowered than they were a half hour earlier. These feisty little fillies focus on big ideas and they hammer home their messages in a way that resonates with kids.

6 Lessons To Be Learned from My Little Ponies:

1. Acceptance/embracing differences

2. Self-confidence

3. The importance of honesty

4. Compassion

5. Problem-solving

6. True, supportive friendship

So, as much as I like to minimize TV time (and I prefer PBS), I have to admit that I'm a fan of My Little Ponies.

This post was originally published on Mommy Business