Parents' Guide to

Coming Home

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Many touching moments in military family reunions.

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age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

Great Reminder to Everyone about the Sacrifices made Daily by Military Families!

As a military spouse and family I can hardly make it through an episode without crying. I love that this is on tv so people do not forget while they go about their daily lives that there is still a war going on. Reunions are the best part of deployments. I don't recommend it for kids under 12 because in general they might not understand what's going on.

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age 10+


Love it! But my daughter won't watch it because it is too mushy!

This title has:

Great messages
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The series features lots of emotional moments, as active members of all five branches of the military return to loved ones who have eagerly waited for their safe return. Scenes featuring children are especially moving, and underscore how difficult it has been to live without their mother or father.

The reunions are entertaining and heartwarming to watch. But it is the show's efforts to celebrate and honor the men, women, and children who have made -- and who still are making -- sacrifices in service of their country that make it inspiring.

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