Becoming a parent changes everything — including how you prefer to celebrate New Year's Eve.
While child-free grown ups may choose to ring in the new year dressed up at a party or clinking glasses in a bar, a non-scientific survey conducted by Netflix reveals 77 percent of parents in the U.S. prefer to stay home on New Year's Eve with their kids.
The subscription media service also found that 74 percent of parents surveyed plan to let their kids stay up later than normal this New Year's Eve.
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For the last five years, Netflix has provided parents with on-demand New Year's Eve countdowns they can show to kids at any time of day, and this year is no different. Here’s our round up of countdowns that will be available, based on the following Netflix series, starting on December 26.
Netflix New Year's Eve Countdowns
- Alexa and Katie
A female-driven buddy comedy about two lifelong best friends starting their freshman year of high school.
- Prince of Peoria
When Emil, a 13 year-old prince from a wealthy island kingdom, travels to the U.S. to live incognito as an exchange student, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Teddy, a fastidious overachiever who is Emil’s total opposite.
Give appropriate praise. Instead of simply saying, "You're great," try to be specific about what your child did to deserve the positive feedback. You might say, "Waiting until I was off the phone to ask for cookies was hard, and I really liked your patience."
- Pinky Malinky
Pinky Malinky is a mock-documentary-style animated show that follows the everyday life of Pinky Malinky, an infectiously positive hotdog living in a human world.
- Motown Magic
Ben is a deeply imaginative and slightly awkward eight-year-old African-American boy with a big heart. Ben has one amazing ability: he is the unlikely ‘chosen one’ empowered to use Master Piece — a magical paintbrush with which he can bring to life the street-art characters and murals which adorn the walls of his city.
- Larva Island
Yellow & Red are cast away on an exotic island, with inhabitants that include fellow insects, animals and one human. The human is an extremely clumsy man who has very limited wit and intelligence. He becomes their competitor over food, shelter, survival and escape.
- Beat Bugs
With songs made famous by the Beatles, five friendly bugs learn big lessons about the world around them — all from the safety of their own backyard.
- Skylanders Academy
Skylanders Academy follows the heroic adventures of the Skylanders team, a ragtag group of heroes with unique elemental skills who travel the vast Skylands universe, protecting it from evil-doers.
Don't clip your child's wings. Your toddler's mission in life is to gain independence. So when she's developmentally capable of putting her toys away, clearing her plate from the table, and dressing herself, let her. Giving a child responsibility is good for her self-esteem (and your sanity!).
- Super Monsters
As preschoolers with super powers, Drac, Cleo, Lobo, Katya, Zoe and Frankie are students with dual identities: humans by day and magical monsters by night.
- True and the Rainbow Kingdom
True is the guardian of the magical Rainbow Kingdom and the show’s bright and resilient girl lead. True, along withher best friend, Bartleby the cat, use ingenuity and creative thinking to solve problems big and small, and bring harmony and love to all.
- Tales of Arcadia
The story of a teenage girl, a Latino boy, and an old man who just happen to be aliens. With their home planet torn apart by Civil War, Princess Aja Tarron and Prince Krel Tarron will find themselves marooned on the most backwater, primitive world in the galaxy: Earth.
- All Hail King Julien
King Julien and his trusty advisers race to save the kingdom from secret agents, stampeding clones and more — while keeping the party going strong.
- Boss Baby
Thanks to the underground efforts of Baby Corp, babies have always had the biggest slice of the love pie. Boss Baby, the suit-wearing, briefcase carrying VP of Field Operations will do whatever he can to keep it that way.
- Spirit Riding Free
Inspired by the Oscar nominated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Spirit Riding Free follows the heartfelt journey of a wild mustang who could not be tamed.
Pay attention at age 14. That's when most kids start to resist peer influence and flex the think-for-myself muscle, rather than simply following the leader, according to a study published in Developmental Psychology. Want to help strengthen that muscle at any age? Put screens aside and circle the wagons every night. Ask, "What's new with your friends?" This will (here's hoping, if he talks) give you a chance to decode what's happening behind the scenes and offer support.
- Fuller House
Spin-off based on the classic 90's comedy. When DJ Tanner loses her husband, Kimmy and Stephanie move in to help her raise her 3 kids.