On the other hand, I have found that when kids hit a certain age they tend to listen to strangers/babysitters "better" than their parents. With parents, little kids feel secure and are always challenging their boundaries to see how far they can go. I'm no child psychologist, but I think with strangers they are out of there element and do not feel free to challenge like they do when they are with their parents. I doubt these little kids will be with the teens long enough to develop that kind of relationship with them...Originally Posted by MsDiva2007;3098813;
For this reason I'm still not sure that these teens will get a challenge with any age child that would be the equivalent to what they would experience as an actual parent. I have seen very young parents who make poor child-rearing choices when their children are babies and they end of paying for it with ongoing behavior issues - you really just have to watch an episode of Nanny 911 to see how hard it can be to undo poor parenting decisions (whether it was intentional or not). These are things that no teen is going to see from spending a few days with someone else's child. I initially thought this show sounded like a good idea, but I have come around to see that it just cannot compare to the real thing.