Information for Parents Modern Family Parents Need To Know Read Less Message Families, from traditional to blended, straight and gay, all are valuable and important. Some stereotyping (Latinos, homosexuals) played for laughs and rounded out with positive portrayals. Violence Mild family squabbles are frequent, and instances of punching and shooting toy guns are meant to be funny but sometimes are questionable. References are made to murders in Colombia. Sex Some sexual situations/innuendoes between married couples; occasional moments of undress and suggestive positions. Teen crushes are themes. Language Intermittent use of words such as "damn," "bitch," "whore," "crap," and "hell." Derogatory words used to describe gay characters ("cream puff"). Consumerism Visible use of MacBooks, iPads; mention of Google, Facebook, and stores such as Costco and Pottery Barn. Drinking, Drugs & Smoking Adults drink wine, beer, and mixed drinks socially and at meals. Underage drinking at parties is implied but usually results in negative consequences.