Would Good Parents Ever Sign Up for a Reality TV Show?

A good parent, like a good teacher, makes mistakes on a regular basis. The difference is, that they reflect on their mistakes and work on strategies for continuous improvement.

I am not convinced that good parents would ever feel comfortable advertising their skills to a prime time television audience.

But there are many out there desperate for their 15 minutes:

Those who believe their parenting skills are worthy of an audience have many chances to be seen in the near future. Apparently reality show producers also think the whole world needs to weigh in on different ways to raise children, based on the sample of casting calls made recently.

The latest, from the people who bring you “Dance Moms” and “American Stuffers,” will be called “Extreme Parenting” (if one of the “multiple” cable networks bidding on the show come through, says producer Jeff Collins).

He was inspired to create the show, he says, after watching the national paroxysms of outrage over the Time magazine cover showing self-described “attachment parent” Jamie Lynne Grumet breastfeeding her 3-year-old son.

“I think it is fascinating when Americans find something to be provocative and upsetting,” Collins explains. “We are a country of extremes. The shows I do peel back the curtain on the choices people make — some of them will outrage other people.”


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2 Responses to “Would Good Parents Ever Sign Up for a Reality TV Show?”

  1. John Tapscott Says:

    You mean the Andy Griffith Show wasn’t for real?

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