A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It shows a family that is willing and able to adapt their lives to a world filled with average-sized people.
Positive Role Models
The Hamills are raising their children to believe that their dwarfism does not interfere with whatever they want to accomplish in life.
Violence & Scariness
Occasionally children get mildly hurt playing; a bloody nose is visible. Concerns raised about bullying. Toys include space guns.
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Products & Purchases
The Hamills drive Toyotas.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Our Little Family is a reality show featuring a family in which all members have dwarfism. It's voyeuristic, but sends strong messages about the ability to live full lives regardless of whatever challenges they may have due to their size. There some occasional arguments, bumps, and bruises among children, and bullying is discussed, but there's nothing much to worry about here.
Is It Any Good?
This slice-of-life series shows how a family, all the members of which have achondroplasia (the most common form of dwarfism), adapt their lives to an larger-sized world. As cameras follow them, they also share some of the challenges they face, many of which average-sized people are unaware of. Despite the tidbits of information about living life as little people, most of what is featured here are simply the day-to-day adventures of a family with small children. But the messages it sends about not allowing their size to keep them from living life to the fullest is invaluable.
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