I've been reading "Hold on to Your Kids" and was just thinking about the lack of family focus in the kids' media. A lot of books, movies, etc. seem to be a kid with his friends (very peer focused). I was wondering if we could put a list together of family-focused media.
Here are some examples I've thought of so far:
The Family Book
My Neighbor Totoro (book and DVD)
Little House on the Prairie
The Seven Chinese Sisters (no parents in this, but siblings)
"The Littles" books
Henry and Mudge (sometimes has the family throughout the story)
Little Bill (books, VHS (!) )
I just looked through all of our DVDs and almost all of them were all peer-related. The only exception was Totoro. I think we definitely need some DVDs that show positive family role models!