When my 15 year old daughter is streaming, it’s usually Supernatural, Friends, The Vampire Diaries, or Gilmore Girls. She has a big range of interests that absolutely do not include zombies, and is always introducing me to new shows. It wasn’t a show that we recently talked about though, it was characters who are female models for her.
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There were three characters she specifically mentioned, that are role models for her. All three of them are from shows she watches on Netflix, and each one taught me something about my daughter. If you have a daughter, sit down and ask her what Netflix characters they connect with, and you may be surprised with what you learn!
Rory from Gilmore Girls
A female role model because Rory always excelled in her classes and could do anything she wanted because she was driven enough.
I totally get why Rory is one of my daughter’s role models! My daughter has always excelled in school. She’s taking AP classes as a freshman, earned Platinum Club for a 4.2 GPA, and is tied for the highest GPA in her entire class. She’s hard working and driven, just like Rory. But, when I think about Rory, I also think she needs to relax and have a little fun sometimes and I’m seeing a bit of that in my daughter. To fix that I’m going to plan a few fun things for her and I, as well as her and her friends to do.
Riley from Girl Meets World
A female role model because she is always optimistic and someone people want to be around.
People cheer up in her presence and I’d pick hanging out with her over my friends any day. That doesn’t mean she feels optimistic and clearly that is something I need to help her work on. Seeing the positive versus the negative in situations. Recognizing and having confidence in all things done well, and knowing that other things can be worked on.
Bonnie from The Vampire Diaries
A female role model because she is someone who is independent and capable of making her own choices.
What teenager doesn’t want to be independent? I haven’t watched The Vampire Diaries yet, but as someone who has been a teenager I can see why Bonnie would be a role model. My daughter is a very mature and responsible teenager who has quite a bit of independence. I know she would like to have a job, other than helping teach at her dance studio, and that will be easier to find when she turns 16. When it comes to making her own choices, I’m going to start involving her in more adult decisions that make sense to include her in. I can also leave more decision making up to her that involves her schooling, extra curricular activities, and how much she can handle.