Parenthood

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Quality drama charts the pros, cons of family togetherness.

NBC Drama 2010

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 14 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 7+

Real stuff

Love it. Another series that teaches real life struggles and lessons as well as coping with them positively.

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Great messages
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age 16+

Family is important

I thought the show was great! It does include some drug use and has scenes of people having sex. The show had some great messages though. I felt like parenthood showed us that everyone makes mistakes. It includes many great themes such as forgiveness, humility, and the importance of family. I definitely recommend this show!

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Great messages

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