Kids In Mind Parental Movie Ratings With Your Kids In Mind

mpaa-movie-rating-system-not-enough What is Kids In Mind? Kids In Mind – “Movie Ratings that Actually Work”, found at, provides parental movie reviews and ratings with your kids in mind, so parents can decide if a movie if appropriate for themselves and/or their kids.

Using 3 objective standards, “Kids In Mind” base their movie reviews on a rating scale of 0-10 for Sex & Nudity, Violence & Gore, as well as Profanity in each movie review. Especially helpful for parents is how kidsinmind includes details of why a movie rates high or low for each category, including detailed information on each instance of Substance Use in movies being reviewed.

Kids In Mind does not make “age-specific” movie recommendations to parents with their movie reviews, such as recommending a movie for a 3 year-old, 5 year-old or 10 year-old, but enables parents to make a personal parental decision if a movie is appropriate for their children or not.

Detailed reviews and movie ratings at help explain to parents what a movie is about, the message being conveyed in the movie, as well as a list of “discussion topics” in each movie that may elicit some interesting (if not awkward) questions from kids after watching a movie.

Kids In Mind offers objective and comprehensive movie reviews and is not affiliated with any political, cultural or religious groups that may create conflict, but is a strong advocate of engaged, responsible parenting.

MPAA movie ratings are flawed and loaded with inaccuracies, financed and controlled by the film/movie industry, with negotiable movie ratings that help big-shot directors get the ratings they want for their movie.

The MPAA rating system is all about the Almighty Dollar and getting people (individuals, parents, children and families) into the theaters, rather than providing an objective, appropriate rating that closely matches the content of the movie.

If you are concerned about movie ratings and content for yourself and/or for your children, should be added to your list of favorite bookmarked websites to check movie ratings and details before deciding on what movie to watch.

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5 Responses to “Kids In Mind Parental Movie Ratings With Your Kids In Mind”

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  1. Todd Morris says:

    Hi Lin,

    I went over to the site, very detailed … and I suppose it would be helpful to parents to know what they’re considering (or not) letting their kids see.


    • Lin says:

      Hi Todd,

      The details found on Kids In Mind about movies and their rating system is phenomenal. I’ve never trusted the typical movie reviews and rating systems we commonly see because you don’t know what their motive is for giving each movie a particular rating. Kids In Mind is a great tool for parents to make a personal decision about what movies their kids can or cannot watch.

  2. wilson says:

    This is a great and informative site, Lin. Now, I can use the information to explain it to my nephews and nieces about the differences of PG, PG-13 and R!

    • Lin says:

      Hi Wilson,

      The Kinds In Mind website is a great tool for parents to learn how to understand and evaluate movie ratings before deciding whether a movie is appropriate for kids or not.


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