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.
ABC News' acclaimed series "20/20" has distinguished itself as one of the most esteemed news programs in broadcast journalism. Amid the heated, competitive environment of primetime entertainment, "20/20" has demonstrated its ability to consistently attract a significant segment of the viewing audience by offering viewers more choices and more chances to learn about the world around them. For over three decades, "20/20" has continued to combine hard-hitting investigative reports, newsmaker interviews and compelling human interest and feature stories that have changes lives.
The program is co-anchored by the broadcast team of Elizabeth Vargas and Christopher Cuomo, both award-winning journalists.
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