Not every family lives close together. You’re able to see your parents once or twice a year due to the distance between your houses. When you do visit, you find it hard to get your teens and parents to bond.
One of the best ways to start a connection is by putting on a movie. Teens and adults both enjoy movies, and some of the classics are a perfect way to bond your parents with their grandchildren. Here are some classic movies that your teens will love.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly is a charming yet innocent young woman who earns her money by visiting a mobster and trying to marry into money. The last thing she wants is to fall for a struggling writer.
One reason to watch this with teens is to look at how times have changed. Mickey Rooney’s portrayal as an Asian man would raise eyebrows now and likely not be allowed to happen. In fact, it’s been brought up as an example of racism in Hollywood.
Night of the Living Dead
George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead isn’t the world’s first zombie movie. It was the first movie to show people coming back from the dead and becoming cannibals. If your teens love zombie movies and TV shows, this is a great one for them to watch with your parents.
Rebel Without a Cause
James Dean and Natalie Wood portray middle-class teenagers dealing with family discord in Los Angeles. Their families dynamics cause them to get into trouble, which brings them together after events lead to them meeting in the police station.
Every teen becomes frustrated with their parents. Your teens will find some of the topics in this movie to be relatable.
West Side Story
This popular classic musical features rival gangs and a romantic connection between families that poses difficult issues. It’s a spin on Romeo and Juliet. After watching the classic musical together, your parents and teens should watch the upcoming Steven Spielberg remake.
Who keeps your parents’ company when no one else is available? If you live hours away, you can’t stop in every week or two. In that time, do your parents have the groceries they need? Are they going to the doctor for regular check-ups? Do they take the medications their doctors prescribe?
To ensure they’re taking care of themselves, hire senior home care aides to help with everything from companionship to housekeeping and meal preparation to transportation. A senior home care advisor can help you understand the services and prices. Make a call and get started.