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Bravo to highlight tiger moms and helicopter dads in 'Extreme Guide to Parenting'

Bravo-TVGet ready to meet some real housewives — and househusbands — who march to the beat of their own kooky, neurotic drummers.

Bravo announced today that it has greenlit Extreme Guide to Parenting, a reality series that invites audiences to gape at parents who practice “unique styles of raising their children.”

Sounds a little more TLC than Bravo — though the network’s vice president of development makes a convincing argument for why Parenting should share a home with the Housewives. “Whether you have kids or you’re stuck next to the screaming child on a plane, judging other people’s parenting is a guilty pleasure.  We all love to do it,” he said in a statement. “The series explores all manners of eccentric ways parents raise their kids, and we’ll let the viewer be the judge of how they’re doing.”

Those headline-grabbing rearing methods include attachment parenting (given the spotlight in this memorable issue of Time), fiercely competitive “Tiger Mother”-style parenting, and “free-range” parenting, based on the principle that one should never say “no” to a child.

“The parents featured on the show are confident in their methods, no matter how unorthodox,” Extreme Guide‘s press release reads. “But don’t let the initial outrageousness fool you: these parents love their kids.” And if they care even half as much as Lisa Vanderpump cares about Jiggy, this should be one of those shows you just can’t look away from (even though you know you probably should).

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