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Gilmore Girls: Lessons for Mothers and Daughters

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We are so close. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is only ONE day away! I am so darn excited – even though I am not a Gilmore Girls fan.

“WHA!?” you exclaim, agog. “How can that even be?”

The truth is, I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet. I know lots of people like LOVE the show. I have had it marked in my Netflix favourites list. But I just hadn’t caught the fever.

Until now.

Until I learned from Netflix that TV shows like Gilmore Girls can be a valuable tool to building a strong relationship with your daughter.

The Stats

As we prep for the premiere of Gilmore girls: A Year in the Life tomorrow, the new data that Netflix just revealed suggests TV shows, like Gilmore Girls, help moms and daughters build a stronger relationship.

  • 61% of mothers and daughters feel sharing TV shows with each other helps them build a stronger relationship
  • A recent survey revealed that almost half of women (45%) wish they spoke to their mother more often
  • More than half of mother-daughter duos surveyed (54%) report post-show discussions are the best part of sharing a show together
  • Almost half of moms and daughters (45%) think watching together brings them closer

To make the watch experience more meaningful, Netflix is encouraging women to invite their moms (and vice versa) to a Date Night so they can binge with a purpose come November 25th.

Lessons and Laughter

The numbers above seem like lofty claims, to be sure, but I’ve asked around. I hear from other parents that it’s sweet and a good, clean show. I have heard it said that there were lessons to be learned alongside the shared laughter; that Lorelei was a role model to them. In fact, click HERE to read a recent post on Scary Mommy in which a parent goes so far as to claim that binge watching GG made her a better mom.

And the truth is, I need me some of that Mother Daughter relationship building right now! We especially need time and casual chats built around a shared positive experience.

My daughter is currently filled with tween ‘tude and angst. Some of that turmoil is even understandable given the change in hormones, acne, and a new emerging figure. Undeniably, those realities affect one’s confidence inside the shifting social environment middle schoolers are trying to navigate. Add some extra health challenges and a good dose of ADHD with associated emotional regulation challenges and the scene is set for bubbling and explosive moments between mother and daughter.

Though, to be honest, I’m not sure if I am talking about her or myself sometimes since our emotions and challenges feed off each other so intensely.

I am looking for ways to change up the scene to feel a lot less like sharp bickering and a little more like witty bantering – you know, a little more Rory and Lorelai.

I have visions of my daughter and me like the ultimate mother-daughter pair, Rory and Lorelai, sharing inside jokes and witty one-liners in a friendly ‘we’re in this together’ kind of vibe.

Stars Hollow Duos Everyones LOVES

The Stars Hollow duos represent all types of mother/daughter dynamics. No matter what kind of mother-daughter relationship it is, Gilmore girls: A Year in the Life has something for you. The survey found that globally, almost equal portions of mother-daughter relationships fall into the following three groups:

 

39% of respondents say they’re two peas in a pod, and are BFFs like Rory and Lorelai Gilmore.

39% of respondents say they’re two peas in a pod, and are BFFs like Rory and Lorelai Gilmore.

 

Gilmore Girls

31% say they may be polar opposites like Lane and Mrs. Kim, but they just want what’s best for each other.

 

30% know it can be complicated like Lorelai and Emily Gilmore, but they can’t imagine life without each other.

30% know it can be complicated like Lorelai and Emily Gilmore, but they can’t imagine life without each other.

 

More than half of mother-daughter duos surveyed (59%) report that post-show discussions are the best part of sharing a show together. In fact, watching together is so important that despite the distance, almost half of moms and daughters (41%) think watching together brings them closer. Even though one third of moms and daughters surveyed live thirty or more minutes apart, over half have gone out of their way to physically watch together on many occasions.

It is this show-inspired conversation that I think would be the most important in connecting and growing together. I have visions of my daughter and me like the ultimate mother-daughter pair, Rory and Lorelai, sharing inside jokes and witty one-liners in a friendly ‘we’re in this together’ kind of vibe.

Whether you and mom are die-hard fans or looking for your next binge together, Gilmore girls: A Year in the Life is a good reason for Date Night with Mom.

Kick off Date Night or take a binge break by joining us in a friendly game of Gilmore Girls Trivia.

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LIVE Gilmore Girls Trivia Game

To start the bonding over Gilmore Girls, my daughter and I are spending our ‘Date Night with Mom’ hosting a LIVE Gilmore Girls Trivia Game. Together. Bonding (or Bickering) LIVE on the MADD WORLD Facebook page on Friday, November 25th at 8 pm MST.

Come and join us – maybe as your own daughter/mom duo! – and help us kick off all things Gilmore Girls alongside the release of Gilmore girls: A Year in the Life.

Click HERE to sign up to ‘attend’ the online event and/or connect to the community Facebook page via social media links above.

Once there, be sure to set up a notification so you know when we go LIVE!

Are you as excited now as we are? Have you called your mom yet?

 

Disclosure: I am so darn happy to be a part of the Netflix #StreamTeam. I receive promotional items and a Netflix subscription in order to find great content that I can share with YOU. As always, all opinions are my own. But really, who doesn’t love Netflix?

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