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Grownup Bullying and Monster Moms

Sue Scheff | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

Keep in mind parents, children watch and imitate your behavior -- offline and on. It is not about telling them what to do, but about showing them with your own actions. Be conscious of your words, your keystrokes, and your conversations.

21 Things Dance Kids Want Their Non-Dance Friends To Know

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 01.25.2014 | Teen

1. No, my studio is not like Abby Lee's and we don't have a pyramid in the beginning of class. 2. We did sock buns before they were cool. ...

The 10 Worst TV Role Models of 2013

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Even with all the new devices competing for kids' attention, regular old TV still dominates kids' screen time. That means all the characters they watch or otherwise absorb through popular culture make a big impact on kids' still-forming identities.

'Dance Moms' Fight Gets Daughters Kicked Off Team

Posted 09.11.2013 | TV

Take two "Dance Moms" and add alcohol. That's a guaranteed recipe for fisticuffs, and that's exactly what happened between Christi and Leslie. The wom...

Four Seconds of Fame

Jane Buckingham | Posted 05.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Jane Buckingham

Here's the story of how over two weeks, a "nobody" went from 10 to 100 to 10,000 followers on Instagram, having two fan pages, and a social media stalker. And I'm not proud to admit that the story is about my nine-year-old daughter.

'Dance Moms': Abby Lee Miller Goes Speed Dating

Posted 03.06.2013 | TV

The ladies of "Dance Moms" came up with a theory as to why Abby Lee Miller is so high strung and tense all the time. She just needed to learn to loose...

Lil Poopy: The Male Honey Boo Boo?

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Hilary Levey Friedman

Do we care more when a male is the subject of exploitation? For example, viewers have been particularly outraged that Lil Poopy's shirt is lifted up by an older woman who grinds up against him while dancing. But this type of thing happens all the time with young female performers.

Which Shows Were Trending Most In 2012?

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 12.12.2012 | TV

What were the top trending shows in 2012? Some of the answers, as supplied by Google, may surprise you. While Nielsen ratings can certainly give a ...

Lifetime Network's Trick or Treat: Abby Lee Miller's Dance Teacher Disguise

Risa Gary Kaplowitz | Posted 12.26.2012 | TV
Risa Gary Kaplowitz

I can only hope that Abby Lee Miller's oft said phrase, "Everyone's replaceable," applies quickly to her. Viewers have been tricked for too long into believing that watching kids getting eaten alive is a treat.

The 10 Worst TV Role Models of 2012

Common Sense Media | Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents
Common Sense Media

The good news for parents is that even the worst role models can serve as a starting point for some important discussions with kids.

Dance on the Small Screen, Part 1

Nora Younkin | Posted 10.14.2012 | TV
Nora Younkin

The new shows aim to pull back the curtain and reveal the sweat and tears and hours of rehearsal (the how dance comes to be) behind an art form that traditionally aims to appear effortless.

'Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller Plays Herself On 'Drop Dead Diva'

Posted 08.13.2012 | TV

Abby Lee Miller proved to be up for poking fun at her on-screen persona when she guest-starred as herself on "Drop Dead Diva" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on Life...

Ready For Your Reality TV Close-Up, Mom And Dad?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.10.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

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.

Bristol Palin's Show Bumped For 'Dance Moms' Reruns

Posted 06.29.2012 | TV

Bristol Palin's Lifetime reality show is on the move. According to The Futon Critic, "Bristol Palin: Life's A Tripp" has been bumped to 11 p.m. ET. It...

Just Dance

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 08.25.2012 | TV
Lisa Steinberg

Whether you're struggling to get your foot in the door, your feet on the floor, or to keep your spot on top, Bunheads and Breaking Pointe will give you a look at what lies beyond the ballet slippers and leotards.

Tiger Teachers: The New Stage Moms Aren't the Moms

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 08.07.2012 | Home
Hilary Levey Friedman

Despite their extreme antics at this point, it's a total cliché to criticize 'Dance Moms' moms. The people who really should make us scratch our heads are the other adults involved: the teachers and coaches.

What To Watch On TV This Week

Posted 04.03.2012 | TV

This week kicks off with the return of "Bones" (Mon., April 2 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox) and the medical drama's comeback is full of juicy twists and turns:...

Plastic Surgery Routine On 'Dance Moms'

Posted 03.28.2012 | TV

"Dance Moms" (Tues., 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime) supremo Abby Lee Miller has had some contentious routines before, but Tuesday night she put together a rou...

Kristin Chenoweth Gabs About Reality Show Obsession

Posted 05.26.2012 | TV

Kristin Chenoweth and Anderson Cooper found a common ground, and almost forgot about the audience in the excitement on Monday's installment of "Anders...

Saluting TV's Meanest Moms

Posted 03.23.2012 | TV

"Mad Men" is finally back (Sun., March 25, 9 p.m. ET on AMC) -- with the anti-Mom of the Year Betty Draper -- so it's time to raise our glasses! W...

Injury Strikes The Candy Apple Girls On 'Dance Moms'

Posted 03.21.2012 | TV

A nasty injury forced The Candy Apple Girls to change their lineup mid-season on "Dance Moms" (Tues., 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime). Young dancer Taylor l...

Nia Freezes During Competition On 'Dance Moms'

Posted 05.13.2012 | TV

"My worst fears are coming true and my heart begins to break," Holly Frazier said of the moment when she watched her daughter Nia freeze up during a c...

Did 'Dance Moms' Finally Go Too Far?

Posted 03.08.2012 | TV

When it comes to pushing the boundaries of reality television, Lifetime's "Dance Moms" takes it to a whole new level, but the latest "Dance Moms" epis...

Hilarious Beef Jerky Costume On 'Dance Moms'

Posted 03.07.2012 | TV

Not that long ago, Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress seemed controversial, but now it's in danger of spawning an entire meat suit industry. On "Dance...

'Dance Moms': Abby Defends Using Guns As Props

Posted 02.22.2012 | TV

Another week, another clash on "Dance Moms" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on Lifetime) as viewers got to share the moms' discomfort at seeing young girls dancing ...