Tag Archives: types of parent

She’s the Man

Title: She’s the Man

Date: 2006

Media type: Film

Category: Internal Dynamics of Families

Keywords: conflict management, types of parents, family functioning, divorce

Rating: PG -13

Audience(s): High School Age, College Age, Adults, Couples

Language: English

Film/Episode Summary: Viola (played by Amanda Bynes) pretends to be her brother Sebastian so that she can play soccer at his new private school because the girls team at her high school was cut. She got away with it by lying to her divorced parents saying to each of them that she was at the other parent’s house. The film follows Viola as she becomes a better soccer player, all the while she is trying to fight her mother’s desire that she be a lady like debutant instead of being a rough and tough soccer player.

Comments or Recommendations for Teaching: How does having divorced parents affect how Viola and Sebastian act? How does Viola’s mother learn to draw the line between letting her daughter pursue her desire to be a soccer player while still wanting her daughter to be a debutant?

Contributor: Krista Hamann

Like Father, Like Son

Title: Like Father, Like Son

Date: 2013

Media type: Film

Category: Internal Dynamics of Families, Family Resource Management, Family Law and Policies, Ethical Issues and Dilemmas, Parenting

Keywords: response to crises, decision-making, legal conflict, professional responsibilities, dilemmas, parent-child relationships, parenting styles, types of parent

Rating: NA

Audience(s): Children Under 12, High School Age, College Age, Adults, Parents, Families

Language: Japanese

Film/Episode Summary: Would you choose your natural son, or the son you believed was yours after spending 6 years together? Kore-eda Hirokazu, the globally acclaimed director of “Nobody Knows”, “Still Walking” and “I Wish”, returns to the big screen with another family – a family thrown into torment after a phone call from the hospital where the son was born… Ryota has earned everything he has by his hard work, and believes nothing can stop him from pursuing his perfect life as a winner. Then one day, he and his wife, Midori, get an unexpected phone call from the hospital. Their 6-year-old son, Keita, is not ‘their’ son – the hospital gave them the wrong baby. Ryota is forced to make a life-changing decision, to choose between ‘nature’ and ‘nurture.’ Seeing Midori’s devotion to Keita even after learning his origin, and communicating with the rough yet caring family that has raised his natural son for the last six years, Ryota also starts to question himself: has he really been a ‘father’ all these years….

Places to view: Youtube, Google Play, Itunes

Contributor: Anonymous


Title: Tarzan

Date: 1999

Media type: Film

Format: Complete

Category: Parenting, Human Growth and Development

Keywords: types of parent, infancy, adolescence, adulthood

Rating: G

Audience(s): Children Under 12, High School Age, College Age, Adults

Language: English

Film/Episode Summary: The movie is about the life of Tarzan. Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan. He then finds out that he’s human. Now Tarzan must make the decision as to which family he should belong to…

Places to view: Youtube, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play, Itunes, Netflix

Contributor: Anonymous