Reality Show Explores Non-Traditional Ways of Parenting

Bravo's "Extreme Guide to Parenting" offers viewers a different look at raising kids.
2:38 | 08/01/14

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We are back now with extreme parenting. It's a new reality show exploring raising kids in a N nontraditional way to say the least. ABC's linsey Davis is here with the story. Good morning, linsey. Reporter: Good morning. Lara. They admit they have unconventional styles of parenting like the family that punishes their children with planks, push-ups and wall sits or the parents insist their son play five sports, knows the U.S. Presidents and can write his name all at the age of 4. Take a look. No one ever said parenting was easy but these families think they've got it all figured out. Whoo! What color is yours? Reporter: Meet the offspring of parents with off the wall parenting techniques in "Extreme guide to parenting". Put him in therapy if we have to. Reporter: From hypno parenting. Are you trying to hypnotize me. Yes, I am. Reporter: To push parenting where their child is pushed to be the best. You're being a spoiled brat. Reporter: The nine admittedly eccentric households all insist their alternative parenting techniques are the best and everyone else has it wrong. The families range from the woman who breast-feeds her school-aged child and refuses to vaccinate. To the overbearing Los Angeles gay fathers who won't leave their toddler's side for a second. And then there's the family that is so adventurous and minimalist leaving such a nomaddic lifestyle they don't inhabit a house but choose to live in their car. While it may be TV gold. We may see a family making a choice and may change the way you think about it. That's what makes it interesting to viewers. Reporter: Some say this form of reality TV exploits children. Number one, it pits parents against each other. Number two, it seems less about the children and more about the parents and, number three, it's making legitimate parenting choices seem kind of like a joke. Reporter: No matter how you look at it. I am an eco culture shamanistic goddess. They're taking child rearing to a whole new level. Why are you dressed exactly the same? Exactly. Still not sure what that is. Also a family that selectively ignores their daughter. They say if she doesn't fit into their parenting space which is dinner 5:00 to 6:00, guess what, she doesn't exist. Everybody certainly has their own parenting style. Parenting space? Parenting space. I guess that's their scheduling. I'm assuming. My parents made me eat because they said so. Yeah. New one on me. Parenting space. Yeah, yeah, please. Check that out "Extreme guide to parenting" premieres August 7th on bravo.

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