"EXTREME PARENTING," AN HOUR OF ANYTHING-BUT-TYPICAL
PARENTING, ON ABC NEWS' "20/20," FRIDAY, MAY 4
We live in an era when people obsess over their children and the topic of how to raise kids has become a subject of daily debate. That said, wait until you meet these parents who are taking things to the extreme� a couple who are happy to bare it all, literally, while raising their children in a nudist colony� five dwarf children being raised by a couple who are little people themselves and who insist on teaching the kids how to maneuver in an "average" size house to prepare them for the real world�
a father who became an internet sensation when, having had enough of his daughter's rude rants on YouTube, he decided to teach her a lesson she wouldn't forget by shooting her laptop and posting the video on the Internet. And how about parents who use bribery - sometimes as extreme as trips to the Grammys - to persuade kids to get good grades, or parents who allow their children to drive adult-sized monster trucks or ride bucking horses in rodeos? Anchored by Barbara Walters with reports from Walters, Sharon Alfonsi, John Berman and Cameron Mathison, "Extreme Parenting" on "20/20" delves into wacky, unconventional and sometimes controversial parenting methods, FRIDAY, MAY 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
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David Sloan is executive producer of "20/20".