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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Wendy is a tween show all about a girl with a love for animals, especially horses. It features typical teen drama and has characters, both kind and mean, who Wendy has to deal with on a daily basis. While there's nothing overtly educational about this series, it does feature a female character who is smart, talented, and stands up for herself. Wendy is also a good friend to others and cares deeply for all animals, but especially horses.
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What's the story?
WENDY is a 15-year-old girl who lives with her family at a riding school. She has a special relationship with horses and she and her friends compete in horse competitions. Her adventures include dealing with "mean girls" as well as exploring friendship, relationships, boys, and family issues.
Is it any good?
This typical teen drama will definitely appeal to kids who love horses and the outdoors. With lots of different characters, including mean girls who try to get attention from boys, and undermine one another, it's not always positive, but there are also characters who stand up for themselves and look out for others. Since Wendy takes place on a horse ranch, drama usually involves riding and horses on some level; but it's a relatively mild series that animal lovers should enjoy.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how Christian and Vanessa act and discuss why they sometimes are rude or mean. They can also discuss how Wendy handles these challenging situations and what she could have done differently.
Kids: Do you know anyone like Vanessa or Christian? How would you handle the way they treat Bianca and Wendy? If you were a member of their riding group, what would you do if you saw Vanessa being mean to another girl? Who are you most like in this show and why?
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