A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Older siblings take care of the younger ones.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Teen girls wear skimpy clothes and boys discuss the female anatomy.
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Questionable dialogue including phrases such as "booty cam."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know boys talk about the female anatomy. Both girls and boys develop and talk about crushes on each other. This is normal adolescent behavior but you may want to consider if your tween is ready for this kind of thing before they tune in.
Is It Any Good?
Sibling issues are bound to touch a nerve with tween and teen viewers who experience sibling wars in their own households. Casey is smart, idealistic, and a budding feminist who demands to be treated equally. Derek gets under her skin with his posters of girls in bathing suits on his bedroom walls, love of video games like "Babe Raider," and sugary sweet patronizing manner with girls.
LIFE WITH DEREK is a show that kids will relate to and find funny. But be prepared for them observing teen behavior including talk about attractions to the anatomy of the opposite sex and girls wearing skimpy outfits to impress boys. Bottom line: This is mostly fine, but you may want to preview before you share with your kids under age 10.
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