Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this warmhearted sitcom is funny and smart, but its themes are too mature for younger kids. Chris' parents make empty threats when their kids get into trouble; these comments are portrayed in a comedic light and aren't meant to be taken seriously (in fact, the parents are strong role models overall, teaching their kids responsibility and helping family members learn from mistakes). There are jokes about drugs (becoming a "crackhead"), and the "N" word is used sparingly (usually to make a specific point). There's also some mild kissing and jokes about teen pregnancy.
Mild flirting, kissing, and innuendo; teenage crushes; discussion of girls' looks.
Chris gets into occasional fights at school (most are started by a bully). In one episode, he accidentally breaks his brother's hand after taking a karate class. Mom Rochelle often threatens her kids with physical punishment, but she never follows through (it's all played for laughs).
The "N" word is used sparingly. Other mild language includes "hell," "damn," and "ass."
The show emphasizes the importance of family and friendship, as well as standing up for yourself and being true to who you are. Characters learn from their mistakes and apologize when they're in the wrong.
Some episodes involve Chris wanting particular items, but none are name brands. One episode revolves around an issue of Playboy.
Drugs / Tobacco /
References to becoming a "crackhead" after a character almost fails a math test.