The Baby-Sitters Club (2020)

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Tween-friendly books-based reboot celebrates friendship.

Netflix Drama 2020

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 30 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 105 reviews

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age 13+

Should Be PG rating

Mature topics presented in the show: “codependency” “gender identity” “tarot readings” and more. I was shocked that it had a G rating. I think parental guidance is definitely needed if you allow your kiddos to watch.
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age 8+

Great update on a classic

I loved this remake and so did my 8 year old. I’m a little surprised about the reviews opining that the topics addressed are not for children. It’s not a show for very young kids (mostly because they just wouldn’t get anything out of the show), but I thought it was very appropriate for kids 8 and up. I think it’s so great that 2 of the original characters, Mary Anne and Dawn, were cast with girls of color. I loved that the show normalizes transgendered people, blended families, feeling shy, Activism, diabetes, struggling with grades, so many important life things. For those of you who are shying away from these issues, I would point out this show could be a starting point to discussing issues with your kids BEFORE peers, other adults, or other media does it and you will be able to guide the conversation. Anyways I thought this was very thoughtfully done.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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