Parents' Guide to

Big Tiny

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Dwarf siblings offer insight into living differently.

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The series sheds some light on some of the challenges that people with primordial dwarfism (a severe form of dwarfism in which all parts of the individual's body are extremely proportionately small) face every day, like being unable to do simple things like eating while sitting down and coping with medical problems resulting from their condition. But the show's real focus is on the larger-than-life personalities of the siblings, who are enjoying some of the typical experiences of twentysomethings.

Christy's gentle interaction with the pair sometimes makes it difficult to appreciate that Bri and Brad are adults. But her strength and endless efforts to ensure that they can navigate a world that isn't always prepared to accommodate their needs is very evident here. It's definitely voyeuristic, but in a way that allows viewers of all ages to see how this family chooses to live a full and positive life regardless of the obstacles that have been thrown their way.

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