Engaging Young People with Stranger Things

Young people love them some Netflix… and this week they’re especially buzzing about Stranger Things, because Season 2 will be premiering this Friday… and everybody’s talking about it!

That means literally millions of people won’t be going outdoors this weekend, because they will be at home binge-watching the entire season in one sitting! That also means that many are re-binging on Season One again this week to prep for the big premiere.

Did you know that we have free discussion starters for EVERY episode of Stranger Things on our TheSource4Parents.com Netflix discussions page? (Did you even know we had a free Netflix Discussions page?) And next week we’ll be launching discussion questions for Season Two, one week at a time.

Did you know we wrote discussion questions for every single episode of The Walking Dead so far? (Yes… going on 8 Seasons)

Don’t get me wrong. I’m a big believer in just turning screens off at times (our family always had “no tech at the table” and “no-tech Tuesdays”… more on that HERE). But sometimes it’s fun to engage in entertainment together.

Give it a try. Instead of telling your kids to turn off their screens… sit down next to them and ask, “Whatcha watching? Can I join you?”

Have you used Netflix Binging to connect with your kids? Maybe this weekend is a good time to start.

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; Sex Matters; The Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket; and youth ministry books like Ministry By Teenagers; Connect; and the 10-Minute Talks series. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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