With 2 teenagers in my household, it’s not always easy to convince them to do things with mom and dad. Although my kids love watching their own shows on Netflix, they don’t always want to watch with my husband and I. It’s difficult enough to convince them to watch one movie, let alone a series. That’s why I was surprised when we all binged the entire first season (8 episodes) of A Series of Unfortunate Events together in one week (we loved it!). The truth is this happened over the Christmas holidays, which meant they were out of school and we were all feeling lazy and desperately needing couch time after busy holiday festivities.
My husband and I watched Trollhunters with my son and that did take some persuading to get him to agree to watch with us. My son felt he’s too old to watch “cartoons” but as I told him it’s not “cartoons” but rather “animation”, to be more specific DreamWorks Animation, so I knew it would be good. After watching about half the episodes together, my son liked it so much that he watched the rest without us. How’s that for “mom is always right?”.
On the flip side my son really wanted to watch Disney’s The Jungle Book. Honestly, it wasn’t on the top of my list, but it was his night to choose a film. Well, did I ever love the movie! I found myself googling “behind the scenes” videos to see how they pulled off the spectacular special effects.
So I get it. It’s not always easy to convince someone to watch a show with you. Whether you need to convince the kids, your significant other or your parents to watch a documentary, sci-fi adventure, or cartoon Netflix’s got the perfect prompts to elevate your power of persuasion. Good luck!
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Disclosure: As a member of Netflix Canada’s Stream Team, I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with Netflix. As always, all opinions are my own.
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About Wendy Morelli
Wendy loves her 2 kids and her iPhone, not necessarily always in that order. She is an app obsessed mom who loves everything tech and is (unfortunately) old enough to remember the brick Motorola cell phone and the Commodore computer. Her love for technology stems back to the 10+ years of working for technology based companies. Wendy's alter ego, "AppHipMom" has been featured in Canadian Family, iVillage, Women in Biz, EverythingMom, BlogHer and Savvy Mom.