I’ve been sharing videos of my oldest jumping around doing cheer stuff for a couple of years and nobody has cared! (JK, some of ya’ll do). But now that Netflix has a docuseries that’s giving a behind the scenes look at competitive cheerleading people are sliding into my DMs with all the questions.
Do I mind? Not a bit! Though I’m not one of those cheer moms who will drop everything and pick up the topic whenever, wherever, I do love chatting about it now and then. It’s fun meeting someone who “gets it”, but I also enjoy sharing our experience with it for people who are curious. And I adore supporting my daughter in this hobby.
Actually my support and excitement for it has manifested itself into something of its own on my YouTube channel. Somewhere along the way in our journey we started a cheer vlog and my channel has become our channel. I love it though, and it’s been fun to see the little community we’ve grown along the way.
Jayda and I finished watching CHEER on Netflix yesterday and I have some thoughts. Overall we really enjoyed it. I love any chance for the world to see how intense and amazing this sport is (yes, hopefully by now you consider this a sport). But I’m not going to turn this blog post into a review. Instead I’ll answer some of your questions that you’ve been sending me in DMs on Instagram, and ones I saved from the question box. If I didn’t answer yours drop it in the comments and I’ll respond there.
Are you letting your daughter watch CHEER on Netflix?
While I don’t typically let her watch with TV-14 shows, especially ones with some harsh language, and mature issues like stolen nude photos, child abuse, and suicide attempts. I saw this docuseries as a chance for her and I to bond and if she had questions along the way we talked about some of those issues. We took it slow and watched part of an episode every few days. A little more on weekends. If you’re unsure if it’s appropriate for your younger child I’d give it a watch first. Or plan on fast forwarding through some of the topics that may not be age appropriate.