the fosters +
the fosters talked about 13 year olds wanting to lose their virginity. the fosters talked about being young and experimenting with their sexuality & also nothing being wrong with that. the fosters talked about kids sneaking out and drinking alcohol. the fosters talked about 13 year olds getting shot and shot at. the fosters addressed PTSD from a 13 year old boys point of view. the fosters addressed bullying and how sometimes you stay quiet when someone is being bullied. the fosters addressed gender stereotypes within a teenage spectrum. the fosters addressed that a boy can be shy, but be loud when necessary. the fosters show that its okay for boys to cry. the fosters show that boys can be kissed by their father. the fosters showed whats its like to be a teenager looking after an alcoholic parent. the fosters addressed a boy who paints his nails and it not having anything to do with sexuality. the fosters addressed being 13 years old and hit by your father because “thats what happens in my household” mentality. the fosters brought up having a homophobic parent and their struggle to “accept” their child but also their subtle progress. the fosters addressed that two boys can be boyfriends and still have minds of their own, and still be functioning regular boys, that nothing changes. the fosters addressed that “playing a video game” is nothing like actual real life. theres so many more but the fosters keeps humanizing children and making them realistic and thats what im here for because so many shows don’t give any credit to kids as if they cant handle it or just make kids seem like complete imbeciles who are innocent and perfect and have no thoughts at all because those thoughts are considered “not kid like” or “they’re too young for that!” bottom line the fosters recognizes all types of children as actual human beings and gives them real plots and that’s what im here for.