6 Netflix shows to help your child feel empowered

Posted on August 8th, 2018

This Women’s Month, we are waving goodbye to the days of being a damsel in distress. Smart is the new cool and the characters mean business!

Studies have shown that girls as young as six can be influenced by gender stereotypes, and role models from the entertainment they choose can have a lasting effect. Rest assured, Netflix is showing kids that there’s nothing wrong with marching to the beat of your own drum, and that there’s no problem a girl can’t solve on her own. Enjoy these inspirational shows with your little one.

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When a fiery Scottish princess angers three powerful lords and is granted a poorly conceived wish, she must go on a quest to repair the damage. In Brave, Merida stands up for what she believes in and shows that women and girls don’t need a prince to save or validate them.


Doc McStuffins

Doc McStuffins highlights family values and diversity through the adventures of a girl doctor who diagnoses ill stuffed toys. This show proves you can be whoever you want to be if you believe in yourself and your capabilities.


LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship

Five best friends face adventure in their home town and learn that love and missteps are better with friends by their side. This show symbolises young females sticking together through thick and thin − regardless of what comes their way.

LEGO Friends

Spirit: Riding Free

Follow the wild adventures of Lucky, Pru, Abigail and their stallion companions, all while learning about courage, selflessness and the importance of being brave.


Anne with an E

Despite being orphaned, Anne is a bold, imaginative, and strong-willed, transforming the lives of everyone she encounters. She proves that regardless of your circumstances, your strong personality and positive outlook on life is what’s the most important.

Anne with an E


A determined dog comes to the rescue and helps heal a broken family when a young boy and his sister stumble into some serious danger. Benji teaches us how important it is to love and show respect to any and every one and to always open our hearts to those less fortunate – people or animals, alike.