Parents' Guide to

Through Our Eyes

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Touching, tough stories are told from kids' perspectives.

TV Max Educational 2021
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Tough subjects are given an intensely human touch in this beautiful and moving docu-series that shares universal lessons from kids' perspectives. Through Our Eyes explores challenging family situations with poetry, optimism, and insight. A boy who wakes before dawn to ride 70 miles to visit his mom in jail expresses how much he loves the early morning light. A girl whose dad came back from war with a brain injury works through her pain with the help of a therapeutic horse, whose gentle nudge of his muzzle startles and soothes her. The moments of grief are captured here; though the pain is intense, the coping skills are honed.

Honoring the pain and experience feels crucial in these episodes, and a kind of healing envelops the viewer as a consequence. These stories illuminate the humanity, strength, and wisdom that challenges leave in their wake. Blissfully free of cliche, there is much to be learned from the strong, wise children who tell their stories in this series.

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