Parents' Guide to

The Waltons

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Beloved '70s family classic continues to win fans.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 7+

Character Building

Fantastic family friendly programming for everyone. It is rare to see a show like this today.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 8+

Need more like this!

My 4th-grade daughter and I just finished the show (the whole 9 seasons and movies). Great characters, relationships, and storylines. I wish there were more series like this for us to watch. My daughter enjoyed it even more than Little House.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (8 ):

Parents -- many of whom likely grew up watching this classic in first-run episodes and the ubiquitous reruns -- will love sharing this classic show with their own school-age kids. There's not much content here likely to cause concern. With wonderful stories and characters who are civic-minded and hardworking, The Waltons delivers first-rate family entertainment. Just make sure your kids can grasp the historical significance of storylines that occasionally include war battles, scenes of soldiers training with weapons, and air raid drills. (You might even want to brush up on your history lessons so you can answer any questions they have about the time period.) Serious topics like a family member's death also pop up occasionally and may require some additional discussion.

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