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Which Services Are Right for You?

Finding that perfect streaming service for your family can cause parents some stress. There are so many options, and it can be difficult to determine which services provide child-appropriate content AND won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Luckily there are plenty of affordable platforms that have family-friendly content. NETFLIX AND HULU Known as two of the most popular streaming services that offer family-friendly content, Netflix and Hulu feature plenty of shows and movies that are perfect for kids. For families who own smart TVs or a digital media device, like Roku or Apple TV, both services are available after a quick app download. Both of these platforms have parental controls, allowing parents to set up accounts and restrictions for what their children can watch. You’ll never miss an episode of “Ninjago” or “Sesame Street” again! Their prices are reasonable

as well, with Netflix plans ranging from $8.99–$15.99 a month and Hulu being slightly cheaper at $5.99–$11.99 a month.

AMAZON PRIME VIDEO For parents who are already Amazon Prime members, Amazon Prime Video is included with their membership. Those who aren’t can enjoy this streaming service by itself for $8.99 a month. Offering an extensive collection of titles of multiple genres, Amazon Prime Video is a great streaming service. Movies range from “The Daniel Tiger Movie: Won’t You Be Our Neighbor” for your toddler to the more serious “The Dark Crystal” for kids who are a little older. As with Netflix and Hulu, this service also has a parental control feature, ensuring kids don’t watch anything that may be inappropriate. DISNEY+ Disney+ will be the newest streaming service, which is set to be released later this year. Families will have access to classic Disney movies as well as other content that Disney has influenced. They’ll even have exclusive access to the newest Disney creations. It’s been speculated that anticipated titles “Captain Marvel,” “Toy Story 4,” and “Frozen 2,” will only be available to stream on Disney+. Parents can rest easy knowing that R-rated films won’t be available through this new service as Disney wants to keep its family-friendly approach.

Several years ago on a hot August morning, Nettie was driving to work when, suddenly, another driver swerved into her lane and hit her car head-on. She was in and out of consciousness as emergency workers tried to free her leg from between the seat and dashboard and get her out of her car. Finally, they transported her to the hospital, where Nettie went through 10 hours of intensive emergency surgery. “For days, it hurt to breathe,” she said. Still in recovery, Nettie received more devastating news: The woman who had hit her had been driving drunk with a blood-alcohol level well above the legal limit. Nettie’s distress turned to anger. To make matters worse, the at- fault driver had insufficient auto insurance, and Nettie would have to pay for all her own medical expenses. Nettie became depressed, so she began seeing a therapist to help her work through the pain. During their sessions, Nettie learned to acknowledge her hurt and anger — and then let it go. “It was hard to do,” Nettie said. “But asking, ‘Why me?’ over and over was getting me nowhere.” During the at-fault driver’s hearing, Nettie found it within herself to forgive the woman. Nettie says, “I wasn’t in control of her actions that morning, but I am in complete control of how I respond from here on out, and I decided to choose forgiveness over hate.” MOVING BEYOND ANGER Finding Forgiveness in the Most Devastating Circumstances

emotional side, too. Working with a mental health professional can help you learn to work with, rather than against, your emotions to eventually heal from the pain you’ve suffered. As for the legal side, let the team at Smith, Wallis & Scott help. Our compassionate attorneys and legal staff are here for you. We promise to listen and guide you through this process. Give us a call and let us help you find resolution.

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you know recovery can take a long time — not just the physical side, but the


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