This is a good next-step for kids who are ready for a little more than the Disney "teen" shows like Liv and Maddy. It's more edgy, and covers more sensitive topics. It's also much more realistic to the experiences and emotions likely to be encountered by teens in the real world. I would recommend staying close by when young teens are watching - as there are things a parent might want to bring up for discussion later; sex, drugs, lying, peer pressure, etc. Luckily, that's not too hard, as it's a much (much, much) more entertaining series than the Disney shows, and in the end, the message of the show is usually right on target. If you are looking for a scrubbed down, happy-happy always-do-the-right-thing kind of Disney show, this isn't it. But for those kids starting to struggle with teen life/drama/emotion, and for parents who are okay exposing those kids to the real grit, this show hits the mark.