Diary of a Future President

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Look at go-getter's tween years tackles some mature topics.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 23 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 66 reviews

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age 16+

Needs LGBTQ in Rating heading

My 6 year old watched this and we both loved it until last episode. The main characters have male teens kissing each other and two females getting married. Was not expecting to have to explain this to herat 6. Please add LGBTQ to ratings so families know these issues are discussed in the show.
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age 11+

Amazing show for middle school girls

This is a fantastic show for parents willing to talk to their middle school daughter about things they *should* be talking about. The menstruation talk is awkward for my husband but he watches anyway because the show is so funny at both an adult and tween level. My daughter is in 6th grade now. We're on the 6th episode and the show never fails to reinforce lessons I try to teach her. Case in point, when she started middle school a couple months ago I warned her about girls who try to reinvent themselves and align with a queen bee. They'll be mean (or silent) when with the queen bee but nicer when she's not there to see it - which can be confusing and hurtful. And then we watch this show and there she is, in Jessie/Jessica. Beginning to end, this show is funny, smart, heartfelt, and not as exaggerated as we'd like to believe. I especially want to address Episode 3, which repeatedly references "Miami third base" and seems to have freaked out enough parents here that I watched with (undue) hesitation. Undue because an ongoing joke is that the boys are not even sure what it is. There is a scene with a bra on a pillow, but you don't see the boys touch it - what they think they're supposed to do with it is left to the viewer's imagination. The son gets caught and earns himself an (off screen) sex talk, and (spoiler) the potential girlfriend ultimately reminds him that the bases are outdated and patriarchal. Bam! Is this show diverse and progressive? Yes! It represents the world our children live in. Do yourself a favor and watch this with your tween/teen daughter, for entertainment and to open the doors to important conversations.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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