The reason NBC’s family drama “This Is Us” makes viewers cry so much is because the characters’ individual struggles, their unique family dynamics, touch upon relatable, universal truths. Watching the show can become a form of personal therapy.
It helps that no one on the show is perfect. Even the most likable characters are flawed in a very human way. The way they interact with one another reveals valuable insights for those of us raising our own families.
Here are the 12 best parenting lessons from “This Is Us.”
By Aisha Sultan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
1. It’s OK to let your child see your mistakes and vulnerabilities.
2. All families go through some major trauma and dysfunction.
3. The best parenting intentions can backfire.
4. Forgiveness is everything.
5. You can’t ignore childhood trauma and hope it goes away.
6. Even great parents have teens who act like jerks at times.
7. Traditions are so important, but not in the way we might think.
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