What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that All in with Laila Ali is a collection of inspiring and amazing international stories about people who have worked hard for and achieved daunting personal goals. It's a celebration of the best of the human spirit, and, even though it's geared toward teens, it offers something for viewers of any age. Some of the segments show subjects engaged in potentially dangerous activities (hang gliding, for instance), but they always follow safety procedures and the show includes a reminder to viewers not to imitate what they see the professionals do on-screen. Even though the series is geared toward teens who can best appreciate the magnitude of the subjects' accomplishments, its content is appropriate for any age.
What's the story?
Laila Ali travels the globe in search of compelling stories of human achievement in ALL IN WITH LAILA ALI. Whether it's overcoming injury to stand atop an Olympic medal stand or being the first person to descend to the core of an active volcano, these real-life superwomen and men refuse to let adversity or doubts put limits on their success. Each episode features three fascinating stories of hard work and ultimate triumph.
Is it any good?
It's not always easy to find TV programming that's suitable for the whole family and has something to offer every age group, but All in with Laila Ali is a surprising gem of a show that manages just that. These incredible stories will entertain, inspire, and move you, all while treating you to a meandering journey to some beautiful locales around the world. The show's variety is another point in its favor; even though so many remarkable stories of accomplishment are found in traditional athletics, the focus isn't limited to this field. Rather equal time is given to standouts in the arts and in less-familiar areas like BASE jumping and hang gliding, further ensuring there's something for everyone here.
Viewers will come away from All in with Laila Ali with a better appreciation for human diversity and, thus, a greater respect for the unique talents represented within the population as a whole. What's more, the show is a great motivator toward your own –- or your family's own –- goals and serves as a reminder of the value of perseverance and the importance of facing challenges with a can-do spirit.
Explore, discuss, enjoy
Families can talk about the different activities represented in the show. Which ones could be dangerous? Which reflect your own interests? Do you have an adventurous spirit?
How do you face challenges that stand between you and what you want to accomplish? Do you ever get discouraged by them? Have they ever stopped you from doing what you want?
Use this series to inspire your family to make a list of goals. Include places you'd like to visit and activities you'd like to try. Talk about how you might fund it or prepare or train for it and how you think you'll feel once you've done it.