Choosing movies for the kids has become much more difficult since the kids are older. When they were young, they hadn’t seen any movies, so any Walt Disney type movie that I brought home was a good choice according to the kids. The kids also got library cards and sometimes we would go to four libraries and check out movies at each one. We only did this on weekends when the weather was really bad and we couldn’t go out to play. Now that the kids are older they don’t like any of my choices. My solutions has been to always take one of the kids with me when we get movies. I do like to get a PBS type movie or two, but the kids pick out the rest of them. They choose the movies and I OK the movies. It has worked out well. The kids are watching the movies again. Sometimes we do get a movie that is different than how it is described on the back of the movie and I take it out of the VCR as soon as I figure this out, but mostly we get to watch all of the movies that we bring home.
What do you watch with your kids? How do you choose?