Coming-of-Age movies often present life issues and challenges from the perspective of a child or teenager. They are appropriate for their age and help parents explain various aspects of how these issues can best be approached.
Eleven-year-old Alex Petroski who is obsessed with rockets and astronomy. It's a story that begins with his first rocket launch at a rocket convention followed by a discovery that takes him on a search across the US.
If you are looking for a good family film for some Sunday afternoon - A Shine of Rainbows is a good pick. The film's focus is on human nature and spatiality, and its value lays in the moral lessons and the messages it transmits to its viewers.