“Driving Mum and Dad Mad”? That’s showing on Norwegian TV right now, and yes, it seems to be working. Though two of the families, I think, are lost causes. Army Dad and Whiny Single Mom have just too much invested in their roles as helpless parents of impossible children to want to change right now. I still haven’t seen the last two episodes, though, so maybe I’m in for a pleasant surprise. The other three families are doing much better.
I watched the Nanny 911 “dodie” episode one night after our bright, energetic five-year-old son had gone to bed. When the show was over, I tiptoed into his room and kissed him in his sleep. Next morning I told him I’d watched a TV show about a girl his age who wouldn’t go to sleep unless she had her pacifier and her sippy cup, and he was horrified. This is why I like these shows. It makes me count my blessings