A new reality TV show titled Extreme Parenting is likely to hit the airwaves this Fall. The show is being developed by Jeff Collins, creator of such sensational programs as The Pregnant Man and Bridezillas, and will showcase the “extreme” lives of attachment parents–including at least one mom from the well-known TIME feature.
Collins is quoted as saying:
Breastfeeding beyond infancy is just one of the topics we plan to cover. We’ve discovered people are raising kids in all kinds of un-traditional ways these days and some people find their methods to be extreme.
I’m fascinated by the way other people raise their children. I grew up in a very conservative small town and everyone kind of raised their kids with the exact same values so it’s interesting to me to see so many people breaking the mold of tradition.
What do you think? Could a show like this create a chance for open conversation about APers who are “breaking the mold of tradition,” or is it just another way to prey on families to make a quick buck?
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Melanie Mayo-Laakso is the Content Manager for Mothering.com. Mothering is the birthplace of natural family living and attachment parenting. We celebrate the experience of parenthood as worthy of one's best efforts and are at once fierce advocates for children and gentle supporters of parents.