The 9 Best Disney Channel Shows Kids Will Love (And Parents Won’t Hate) – Radical FIRE

Your whole life changes the moment you have children. While most of us understand that becoming a parent will mean less sleep and lots of diapers, we drastically underestimate the amount of kids’ shows we’ll be watching.

Your favorite shows will be replaced first by cartoons, then by children’s live shows, and finally by youth and teen series. The good news is that The Disney Channel has several kid-friendly shows that parents won’t be afraid to watch either.

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Watch these 9 family-friendly Disney Channel shows to bond with your kids

If your family is like mine, one of your favorite ways to unwind at the end of a long day is to curl up on the couch, turn on the TV, and watch our favorite family shows. And before you start worrying about screen time, you can take a deep breath and relax. Shared viewing experiences, in moderation, can actually be a positive thing.

There are many benefits to watching television with your children, including opportunities to discuss your family’s values, some family bonding time, and turning screen time into quality time with your child.

According to The Child Mind Institute, watching your children’s favorite show with them not only “brings you closer to your child at a time when they are less likely to trust you, but watching together can spark conversations about topics or issues that they might not otherwise feel comfortable discussing with you.’

Many shows suitable for children do not have storylines or characters that adults can relate to. As a mother of two, I’ve been very fortunate to find fantastic family shows on The Disney Channel that the whole family can enjoy.

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Disney Channel’s Best Shows for Families: Sitcoms

While the Disney shows you knew and loved as a kid, like “Boy Meets World” and “Doug,” are long gone, there are now plenty of series that are ready for the next generation. Don’t have Disney Channel? No problem! Many of these shows are on other platforms such as Disney Plus, Netflix, Prime Video and the Disney Now app.

Here are nine shows from The Disney Channel that are kid-tested and parent-approved! So grab a bowl of popcorn and enjoy some couch time with your kids.

1. Deceived

Best for families with children of all ages.

Who doesn’t love mind blowing magic and funny hidden camera pranks? Well, this series combines both in one program that your whole family will enjoy. Watch as YouTube personality and magician Eric Leclair dazzles children and adults with his magic on the streets of New York and Canada. You’ll be in awe of his creative and fun antics like floating popcorn, a board that solves math problems, and making friendship bracelets in his mouth.

2. The home of the raven

Best for families with children aged seven and over.

This Disney Channel gem stars Raven Symone in a spinoff of That’s So Raven. This show shares the story of two single mothers who are also best friends as they live together to raise their children. The two mothers have very different parenting styles, which pay off when dealing with three children under one roof.

The show does a great job of incorporating modern day challenges to allow families to discuss their values ​​and priorities. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the fun antics and realistic scenarios.

3. Liv and Maddie

Best for families with children aged seven and over.

Liv and Maddie Rooney are teenage twins who are complete opposites. Maddie is a student athlete and Liv is a famous actress and singer. Dove Cameron of Descendants fame plays both characters, amazingly. Liv and Maddie aren’t the only reason your whole family will love this show, though. All the characters in the series are funny and attractive.

The storylines are light, relatable and thoroughly entertaining. While Liv and Maddie are the stars of the show, their mother’s character will have you all laughing hysterically with her comedic performance.


4. Coop and Cammy ask the world

Best for families with children aged seven and over.

Coop and Cami Wrather are the brother-sister duo that created the hit online show Would You Wrather. The savvy youngsters use the power of social media as they poll the show’s audience with one or the other questions to make all their decisions. From what they will have for dinner to whether their mother should date the school principal, they always follow their poll results. With a strong emphasis on family relationships and friendship, children will enjoy the events and characters of the series, while the heartfelt and funny content will entertain parents.

5. Just roll with it

Best for families with children aged seven and over.

Part sitcom and part improv, this family comedy series on The Disney Channel is unlike any other. The actors from the partially scripted show arrived to record their lines, learned by heart, in front of a live studio audience. Everything goes according to plan until the fog siren sounds and the audience gets to choose what happens next. No matter what the audience decides, the actors have to just go with it and do it without any preparation.

The scripted portion of the show features a strong emphasis on themes that include blended families, step-parenting, and other related issues that parents will appreciate. The series draws inspiration from the books Whose Line Is It Anyway and Choose Your Own Adventure, and the result is a fun and engaging show that everyone will enjoy.

6. Bunk’D

Best for families with children aged eight and over.

This popular series is the type of show that Disney is known for. “Bunk’D” takes place at Camp Kikiwaka, where CITs (Counselors in Training) are the main characters in the show. As you can imagine, kids’ summer camp provides the perfect backdrop for tons of family-friendly episodes covering topics like roommates, rival campers, and mysteries in the woods.

7. Ride

Best for families with children aged eight and over.

American teenager Kit Bridge’s whole world changes when her family moves to England. Her father is employed at Covington Academy, an elite boarding school that she now attends. Ride is a funny, heartfelt series that focuses on relationships and the challenges we all face as we navigate the changes in our lives. Filmed in a real castle in Northern Ireland, you’ll enjoy the scenery as much as the series. Chosen by Common Sense Media as one of their top picks for families, this Disney Channel show is sure to become one of your family’s favorites as well.

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8. The secrets of the sulfur springs

Best for families with children over the age of nine.

A new original series, Secrets of Sulfur Springs, is full of family mystery and drama. Set in the fictional town of Sulfur Springs, Louisiana, the show tells the story of middle school student Griffin Campbell. The boy and his father have moved into the supposedly haunted Tremont Hotel, which is full of adventures including time travel, ghosts, and an unsolved disappearance.

The mildly spooky show has enough tension and mystery to captivate adults and children alike, while avoiding overtly scary scenes. The veil of secrecy surrounding the events of the story gives rise to a discussion of the importance of forgiveness and honesty.

9. Sydney to Max

Best for families with children over the age of nine.

This modern family comedy series follows the lives of teenage Sydney, single father Max and grandmother (Caroline Rea) as the three generations navigate life together. The plot follows the outgoing Sydney as she struggles to understand why her overprotective father rejects so many rules and guidelines for her to follow.

Flashbacks to the 1990s are embedded in the show, showing Max and his mother dealing with many of the same situations Sydney currently finds herself in today. The premise of the show helps kids see that parents faced the same challenges growing up and that they really understand what they’re going through.


Although parents traditionally tend to avoid children’s shows because of annoying songs and cheesy actors, these Disney shows are actually enjoyable to watch together and provide a convenient way for parents and children to talk about sensitive topics.

With a wide variety of options from sitcoms, mysteries, dramas and reality shows, you’re sure to find something your family will enjoy and perhaps become a part of your weekly routine.

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