Doc McStuffins

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

age 4+

Excellent preschool series has positive messages for kids.

Parents say

age 3+

Based on 35 reviews

Kids say

age 3+

Based on 35 reviews

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age 4+

Doc isn't very good

Doc tries to provide good morals for the kids, but sometimes it fails to work. It just doesn't teach amazing skills, and normalizes some wierd stuff

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 3+

Seems cute but does not teach healthy social skills

Initially it is exciting to see a black character on Disney as representation is important in media. The cartoon claims to teach children healthy habits etc However, Doc rarely spends time socializing with peers, as with most Disney shows parents are absent, and she is constantly alone with her toys. She does not have any balanced relationships and her life revolves around saving others constantly. Never needing any help herself. Now the show got even worse in that sense. She is in a hospital, not spending any time with her family or any friends at all. In essence, Doc is now a slave.
1 person found this helpful.

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