TV review by Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Unpredictable braces wreak havoc; kids will enjoy

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 22 reviews

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age 15+

A mature but entertaining show.

Brace face can be a very mature show at times. I was honestly surprised it mentioned alcohol and even had an episode of main character getting drunk. Later that day, her father hinted that she could've been taken advantaged of (rape) when under the influence. That episode ended with her puking her brains out and learning her lesson. Shows/ movies for preteens/ teens nowadays can't even mention periods. Which this show talks about too. Periods are a natural way of life for girls and women, and we should not ignore that. I think preteens shows need to spread more awareness to these "issues" like this show does.

This title has:

Educational value
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Great role models
age 10+

recommend for pre-teens. It will help your child grow

I watched this show when I was around nine, and rewatched it around 15, and then again around 17. I really recommend it, I think the episodes are made in an interesting way, and she learns about, a lot of important subjects in a subtle manner. Like: racism, sexism, insecurities, activism, relationships and their heartbreak, smoking, drinking, divorced parents, vegaetarianism, getting her period, dieting and the dangers of it etc. I'd recommend them to start watching this around 11-13 since this is the peak for 'pre-teen-stuff but after that they'd probably enjoy it too like I did. And honestly, if you show your child this show before that it won't be a big deal since there is a core value in all the stories and it isn't graphic at all. I think children are way smarter then we think they are, and we really should give them a chance to learn if they want to. This show won't harm them. Children are smarter then we think and we should encourage them to learn about these things from early on, and I really liked how this show did that. It definitely isn't perfect, but Sharon is a realistic character that will help your child deal with her life (once it happens) a very real role model. Please let your child watch the show and maybe watch it with them and talk about the show after to reflect.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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