A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Intends to entertain rather than to educate.
Raven and Chelsea's unorthodox family structure works for them and their kids, and Raven's relationship with her ex-husband gives a positive impression of co-parenting. The tweens deal with average middle school troubles, all with the support of their parents and with good messages.
Positive Role Models
Raven is a conscientious and affectionate parent, always striving to ensure her kids' happiness and general well-being. Chelsea's flighty nature makes her less responsible (she often relies on her son to do the parenting), but she has a good heart.
Products & Purchases
The series is a sequel to That's So Raven.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
An episode is devoted to the dangers of vaping.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Raven's Home is a spin-off of Disney favorite That's So Raven, welcoming Raven-Symoné back to the small screen as a somewhat harried divorcée who's joined forces with her best friend, Chelsea, to raise their kids. Chelsea's continued naivety and Raven's clairvoyance -- and the shenanigans that her visions prompt -- still entertain even in their adult years, but the show gives just as much attention to the three kids and their various troubles, keeping the content varied and the appeal broad-based. Raven and Chelsea have different parenting styles, but they're both devoted moms and positive role models in their own way. The kid characters deal with various teen and tween issues, including the dangers of vaping.
Is It Any Good?
One of Disney's favorite leading ladies makes a triumphant return to the screen in this spin-off that's excellent family entertainment. That's So Raven fans will find plenty more of what they loved about the original series in this sharply written sitcom that plays up the woes of adulting and tween trials in a surprisingly great balance. And now not only is Raven inspired to knee-jerk reactions to her visions, but her son is learning to cope with his unexpected new power as well, all to predictably hilarious results.
Physical comedy, hyperbole, quirkiness, and Raven-Symoné's remarkable charisma on-screen account for a lot of Raven's Home's appeal, but this isn't a superficial show. Many of its more subtle characteristics stand out as well, in particular the way it presents Raven and Chelsea's unique family structure. It's nontraditional and chaotic at times, but it works for them, and that's what matters, both in the real world and in the notoriously challenging endeavor of appealing to viewers of different ages. Happily Raven's Home hits the mark, putting itself in deserved contention for families' attention.
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