I am not sure how but my daughter and I have started this nightly ritual of watching the TV show Roseanne. we started from season 1 and have been working our way up- we are now at the beginning of Season 5 . Looking at the show I realize now how ground breaking it was. Showing families as there really were- not like we thought everyone lived but our own. That show made me realize that my family was “normal” that parents yelled and kids talked back and did stupid things.
I do notice that in the show the characters are a lot more rude to each other than i remember. I have been shocked how the family talks to each other. The shows have been a good spring board into talking about things with my 10 year old. Lying, depression , money troubles, and some other mature topics.
My daughter adores Darlene, which led to deciding that Darlene should have been homeschooled- preferably unschooled and NOT by Roseanne :-) . We came to the conclusion when she and David really go into making a comic book together- she did the storyline and David the illustrations and one day they took off and ditched went to Chicago to the comic book convention.
All this led to us talking about how if we honored people passions then they wouldn’t have to lie to us, etc.
We had a good laugh about how Darlene would fit in with the Warcraft playing teens in out homeschool groups.. which lead me to think about other TV kids that *should* have been homeschooled/unschooled ..
Here is what I have come up with- please feel free to add :-)
ALL of The Partridge family.. they did seem to live the ultimate unschooling life- living in flower painted school bus, etc .
Jan in the Brady Bunch.. would have done wonders for her self esteem
Fonzie, Happy Days
Hannah Montana – all of her crazy mishaps would be gone if she just lived on the road… or stopped performing all together- doesn’t she read about Britney Spears?
All of The Simpson kids
Kelly and Jack Osbourne ( not sure if they count- but seems like they WERE unschooled)
Theo Huxtable ( I think he had dyslexia and really hard time in school..)
All of the Family Ties kids.. especially Alex