• Watching ‘Stranger Things' With My Teen Was Just The Therapy We Needed

    1 month ago - By Scary Mommy

    “Mom, it's starting!” My 14-year-old daughter calls to me from the couch, where she is snuggling with the dog under an oversized blanket, like she has done for hours each day for the past year.
    She didn't always watch this much television - but then, the pandemic happened. My husband stopped working; my son, a college junior, and my daughter, a freshman, returned home, where my youngest was finishing seventh grade on Zoom. In those early months - all of us fragile and stunned - the rules went out the window. Television became our family's collective escape.
    Initially, I fought the extra...
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