Parents' Guide to

Lizzie McGuire

By Ellie Gettinger, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Tween sitcom gets laughs out of growing pains.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 10+

Good show but tells you not to steal or turn in to rebel.
age 9+

Nice show.

I think this show is a good one, my kids enjoy it, and it's appropriate for their age. I have a 12 and 9 year old, and they both are having a good time watching it!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (30 ):

The Lizzie McGuire depiction of friendship is fairly realistic and very positive. Within the narrative of the show and through a plot device that allows viewers to hear what Lizzie is thinking, the audience gets a good picture of what it means to grow up for both boys and girls.

While the Disney Channel shows no signs of taking Lizzie McGuire off the air, the show is coming to an end after star Hilary Duff refused Disney's offer. The fifteen-year-old star will not be growing up with the show, which may disappoint many tweens. As the show still airs at least seven times a week, your kid will know Lizzie age 12 to 14 very well.

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