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Extreme Parenting: More Drama, New Foray By Bravo

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 09.28.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Hirschman Weiss

When I saw a Facebook post about a new Bravo show called Extreme Guide to Parenting, I felt compelled to find out more. You might think that aromatherapy is no substitute for Ritalin, or that there is no way a teeny-tiny infant can communicate her need to go potty, but these parents have their own creeds.

Can This Helicopter Mom Change Her Ways?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

I often say that I have never actually met a helicopter parent. At least not one who describes themself that way. Everyone KNOWS a helicopter parent -- one who hovers and intrudes and smothers -- but they are always someone ELSE. I can't say that anymore.

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.

How Late is Too Late?

Toni Nagy | Posted 07.11.2012 | Parents
Toni Nagy

When I saw that picture for the first time I almost threw my phone in disgust, but I didn't' want to disturb my 2-year-old, who was about to fall asleep while sucking on my breast. Let me explain.

Humiliating Children In Public: A New Parenting Trend?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.04.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Maybe it's because the weather has been unseasonably calm this year, but there has been a rash of examples of parents forcing their children to stand out in the open with signs declaring the ways in which the youngsters have misbehaved.