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5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "The Boss Baby"

Common Sense Media logo Common Sense Media 3/14/2017 Betsy Bozdech

Mixing peril and potty humor with messages about teamwork and how there's always enough love to go around in a family, The Boss Baby will entertain kids with its slapstick and parents with the presence of Alec Baldwin (Boss Baby is basically a mini version of his character from 30 Rock). Says director Tom McGrath (aka Skipper from the Madagascar franchise), "This story is about two brothers falling in love with one another and really understanding the meaning of family." Which means it gives families plenty to talk about. Try these discussion questions to get started:

  • What is The Boss Baby saying about new babies/siblings? Why is it natural for older kids to be worried about what will happen when a new baby arrives? Is it true that there's always enough love to go around? What can parents do to reassure older kids?
  • How do Tim and Boss Baby show the value of teamwork? Why is that an important character strength? What do they learn from each other?
  • Which parts of the movie did you find scary? Why? How much scary stuff can young kids handle?
  • Do you think that everything in the movie really happened, or was it all in Tim's imagination? What makes you think that?
  • How are Tim's mom and dad portrayed? How do they compare with real-life parents? Is it OK for movie parents to be less responsible/aware than real moms and dads? Why, or why not?

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