When Beckett and I watch Netflix together we tend to watch shows he picks out. His favourite shows include Lego Ninjago, Dragons: Race to the Edge and Series of Unfortunate Events.
In all three shows there are very strong female leads. In Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, Nya is a loyal sister to her brother Kai and helped bring down the Scales in Rise of the Snakes. I asked Beckett what he liked about Nya.
“I like how she loves her brother and is really good at working together as a team to beat the bad guys. Mommy, can you have another baby and call her Nya.”
Umm, no Becks no.
In Dragons: Race to the Edge, Astrid is Hiccup’s close friend and the unofficial second-in-command of the dragon training academy. She has a strong character, is one of the most courageous of the Dragon Riders, and is very competitive. She has a strong bond with her dragon, Stormfly.
“Astrid is the leader Mommy. When the other dragon riders are having trouble making decisions she helps them. She is smart too, just like KT. “
Umm, yes Becks yes.
The newest series we are watching is a little darker than what we usually watch. However, after we started reading A Series of Unfortunate Events together this Spring, Becks couldn’t wait to watch the Netflix series come to life. Violet is a strong, intelligent older sister who finds solutions where others see obstacles.
Violet and Andie are a lot alike Mommy, Andie is always doing experiments in the kitchen. Just don’t tell Andie I said that!
I’ll never tell Becks, never.
It is important for young girls to see strong female in lead roles. However, it is just as important for young boys to see strong females in lead roles. Beckett has three strong women in his house who help shape him to be a better person and responsible member of society. Netflix also gives Beckett the opportunity to connect with these strong female leads on the big screen.
With positive influences shaping Beckett’s view of the world, hopefully we inspire him to be a better person and treat everyone with respect no matter what gender they associate with.
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