I found this casting call soliciting families with troubled kids.
Has your child ever demonstrated frightening or erratic behavior? Do you believe your child possesses a sixth sense or experiences paranormal activities? Has your child ever exhibited extreme violence without explanation or reason?
If you answered yes to any of these questions and your life is being impacted by your child’s abnormal behavior, we would like to hear your story.
This new documentary-style TV series will give families an opportunity to share their stories of parenting children who demonstrate disturbing, erratic, or violent behavior. Financial compensation of $1,200 will be offered to participating families.
Credit: Google Alerts
A few things strike me as disturbing:
I HOPE that we are looking at a situation where qualified mental health and behavioral professionals would be helping to assess such children.
Do you we really need the “paranormal” angle? It smacks of exploitation like the horrible “Psychic Kids” series. There is no justification for promoting paranormal activity except for ratings. And that’s more than a bit unethical.
What parent would want to put their kid out there as a “problem”? I understand the importance of sharing a story with others so perhaps they can benefit from seeing your struggle but why do this on a reality TV show?
Finally, we don’t need any more shit reality TV shows. They do more harm than provide entertainment value giving people and extremely warped sense of reality.
I can’t fathom what kind of person opt in for such a thing. Thoughts?