Extreme Parenting: More Drama, New Foray By Bravo

July 29, 2014 2:47 PM

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When I saw a Facebook post about a new Bravo show called Extreme Guide to Parenting, I felt compelled to find out more. While Bravo is widely known as "the Housewives network," with James Lipton (of Inside the Actor's Studio) offering a dose of intellectually-artsy-seriousness to the eclectic Bravo family (AKA "Bravolebrities"), parenting has never been a series' focal point. It has been touched upon, murmured and gossiped about, as well as included in the drama that mesmerizes a Housewives' fan. Nevertheless, it seems that it is mostly the moms -- as Jersey housewife Melissa Gorga sings -- who are "on display." During a sensationalist summer that features Teresa Guidice coping with legal woes and realizing family drama is as yesterday as a signature Louis Vuitton tote, Bravo will portray parenting styles to the hilt in this new documentary series (premiering August 7, 9:30 EST).

Those featured on Extreme Guide to Parenting aren't your average Park Slope yuppies struggling with the Ferber method. Produced by Punched in the Head Productions, founded by Amelia and Craig D'Entrone, Brooklyn-based spouses who have their own little tykes at home, the series showcases methodologie...

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