We all want to connect with our children. It can be a difficult thing to do once they hit school age. Whereas, they adored you in recent years, they now want less to do with you. They’re growing independence and that is ordinary. There are still ways to keep valuable one on one time with your kids. Try getting them into an older program you enjoy. There are some great older programs out there that are great for both kids and young parents.
I’d recommend a healthy dose of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Anyone whose grown up in the past few decades has a strong childhood connection with the show. Kids will love the larger than life superheroes and their gadgets while you can enjoy the nostalgia. You’ll laugh at how campy your old favorite program was while also embracing warm memories. My own nephew admits to being a huge fan of the Dino Thunder Power Rangers of 2004 (before he was even born). We can share a connection because the black Dino Thunder ranger is Tommy Oliver, yes… the original Green Mighty Morphin’ Power Ranger! The character is still portrayed by Jason David Frank.
If you’re looking for more of a silly and ultra campy program, take a trip way back in time to 1966 to see Adam West and Burt Ward as the Dyanmic Duo. Batman had his first mainstream television run with this program and is a far-cry from the modern Batman movies. Batman and Robin face off against a crew of zany villains and the program is enjoyable to this day for fans of all ages. The show is not as violent as the modern Batman but still keeps younger audiences amused with its bright colors and silly dialogue.
No matter what year you were born, you’ve encountered the Scooby Gang at one point in your life. Scooby-Doo is an American institution. The show has been around in multiple forms since 1969. Any old Hannah-Barbera production is great for all ages. The Jetsons, The Flintstones and countless others remain timeless. Scooby-Doo and his band of misfits have met multiple celebrities, stopped countless ghouls and have remained relevant to this very day.
Don’t worry if your child seeks more independence. This is a regular sign of their growth into maturity. This doesn’t mean you have to lose all precious time with your little ones. They will enjoy these shows with you and this is an activity you can enjoy together. These programs are appropriate for all ages and may be their fondest memories of spending time with you. Watching Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers with my father was one of the highlights of my life. My father passed away a few years ago and I will always cherish that time I had with him.