Information for Parents Heartland Parents Need To Know Read Less Message Family, healing, relationships, love, and the importance of home are all themes. Death, abuse, and divorce are also discussed. Violence A parent dies. Car accidents, scarred horses, and thrown punches. Little blood or injuries shown. Sex Some kissing and innuendo, but nothing too sexual. Language Not applicable Consumerism Not applicable Drinking, Drugs & Smoking Adult and underage drinking (beer) and cigarette smoking visible; the behavior isn't viewed as positive.