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Right about this show oxygen to show com -- to network it's a planned show called all of my babies Mamas.
Eight features a man who is allegedly a wrap up.
-- -- -- and the eleven children he has fathered with ten.
Different women sands fascinating I can hardly wait to watch it but apparently a lot of people love these sorts of shows what's the -- -- who won them.
All of these shows which don't necessarily showcase the best of our society so let's talk about these kind of things -- -- -- it was apparent an expert.
And author of bonding over beauty she who joins in the -- and I see you America.
I'm doctor -- -- check clinical psychiatrist joining us via Skype from Louisiana good to see delta.
Get a mirror all right -- let me come to you first what what message do these kind of shows in this -- my -- -- show in particular send.
Well I think -- young kids they really don't think that reality shows aren't -- they believed that every week he is real.
And it while we as adults may look at it and see it for what -- -- the -- she looked up to people on reality shows I even know my son.
Who watched Jersey Shore and he came home and puts -- -- all of -- south -- it's -- Teens on and some leads you say he simple this is cool.
Still what concerns about shows like that it couldn't show this rapper in it very positive light because -- sort of glorifying what he's doing and while.
We might look at as for what it really as I don't think kids -- Really a bad message that women are just there at -- have children for you and you kind of move not.
Doctor though you are written these -- -- -- dot com which goes to one of the points exactly one of the points Erica was making.
About how -- do you all feel my baby -- debate.
What we need to do to make being responsible -- I guess being responsible doesn't make fun of TV in the eyes of the program -- -- So you're responsible is not cool and a you get -- wrong doing drugs.
Having multiple has out of wedlock.
Those rockets that are cool and -- so that didn't quite -- here is I went through TV shows there.
It's what we do what do we -- our.
So that they no longer want to watch because as long had an advantage there they showed.
So we have built.
From my family -- board from the cool dad Boyd yeah about this pivotal role models -- that -- did that -- Didn't know what school what school is very worthwhile we'll make a good ride and drive away.
And I'm going to college and getting that job and having a problem that was -- Bob -- The.
Yeah but that's not -- gets ratings is it that I mean it's it's a chicken and egg situation how do you lead.
Does that for how how to the program -- leave people.
And because they catering to the ordinance that was it or is the audience did.
-- its taste to them which comes first well.
I actually hate to admit this but sometimes I like to watch reality television it's fun to lots.
And it's sort of watching people do think that you wouldn't necessarily deal and laying then make the mistakes and I but doesn't.
They have to be a limit on the on the -- -- we go with that reality TV is another point well.
I I think there should be I think that we have to -- that there's an influence on our kids.
I believe that networks should have some.
And to our society I mean we're not allowed to say accidents on television now they believe them.
But we're not want to see certain things and I believe that the oxygen network should be a little more responsible than to shell or something like this and -- really bothers me is.
It tells women well.
You really need an accomplishment just have a baby with some rapper and the more you act crazy on the show I guarantee you.
The woman with a child who acts the craziest the most -- -- and the most outrageous is the one that's gonna get the million air time.
Telling you -- leaks and you see Bethany Frankel you see how much money they've made.
And how reality stars are not a joke anymore they're really making money there on legitimate shows now.
This is a great way and so I think it's a very negative and I really don't like.
The message it sends to young girls either we'll have a -- with a rapper doctor -- this -- But would that with the parents if the parents actually.
Refused to allow their kids to watch these shows is that is that a possible.
A way to deal with us.
Well I think there are couple ways to deal I think more appropriately.
-- people and guys the I'll watch the show that -- that is it why.
But you know what -- what's going law it is I don't read about how would that play out in real life.
How would -- that play out for one of these mothers -- one of these children they've got them up more appropriate whether apple.
Well that's what about viewers writing in here saying you know we glamorize these people.
I wonder when the kids in the in this show will be in ten to fifteen years Erica and -- -- -- and it's not just the people watching it but the people in it.
I mean the only Obama all these people -- exactly ended up in the best place in life.
No they have an Angel like the doctor said IE it's very hard to for big trick kids sure to -- with Smartphones.
You really have what we lost control its parent you can't control the texting it's so hard and every -- -- sort of expect kids -- -- cell phones if you need to reach them an emergency.
Still to say we're gonna forbid it it's just unlikely I try and home I have two kids twelve and a nine year old.
And I can't control everything go to the gas station or television people everywhere there's -- TV's -- to -- parents for -- I think he's just.
Unrealistic and not gonna happen but I do -- doctor Q it's a great opportunity sometimes to sit down and say.
This is not the legally and then why -- you want to have babies and all these women and you have to pay for it you know how much tapers are.
And I have these discussions with my son because he thinks these rappers are so cool and -- don't like about this particular rapper and a lot of rappers they have these idiots.
Where it's fifteen women around him and if you see this stadium and he's dancing on their underwear and they're basically just there for eye candy for him and again I -- -- -- ticket I I don't like the message it is to my son.
But I do think a network like oxygen should have -- responsibility and not air stuff like this.
The problem is they're there to make money and Michael are gonna watch -- and they like watching the train wreck still.
If it's a difficult situation doctor archived -- do you think there's any.
Any way in -- V.
That the network can be persuaded to do less of this or.
Do we have to accept the reality that reality TV in this at this kind of reality that reality TV is that this -- and that fourth down into us as individuals and families to deal with it.
Well I think reality TV -- got a later this guy but the question is do what you because got a reality TV -- ten years from now.
It would continue to we're.
Something like that but I don't -- -- personally I think that.
All of small.
Is that the incredible that we -- that we want good.
And the entitlement.
This kid that it brought up over the last that -- wanted to -- and I think now with the economic times started to get out.
I would job starting the carpet -- behind all of you thank you got to talk to become more important.
And how much you get party outlet you can get brought it how many -- you don't want a problem solving economic times.
Are going to be he had everything else talking about -- -- -- grew up during the great -- thought and he said you know active -- We didn't want they wiped out.
Would never want things like that but that we were just trying to survive but I didn't get a -- tough time.
All of a lot just walked out and things become much more real and much more.
You know us.
But things -- -- -- today lots of clinical psychiatrist joining us from Skype.
They're joining us via Skype from Louisiana thanks very much -- today help.
-- -- give you the last would on this just quickly some of he was weighing in saying this is the end of the dumbing down of America great isn't it.
References are literally hundreds of TV channels of the new TV cable systems let parents block channels and shows come -- But it is that simple is it and kids as you -- -- find -- way around any.
I don't know -- -- the twelve year old son that I deal and he gets in the school this every day and he has a Smartphone.
And to control -- phones don't -- to control everything so even if you block the show at home it's gonna go on YouTube right and then he gets it on the phone and it so.
I just think that's unrealistic to.
Parents have to accept this is this is -- Deal with it talking -- is he's not as an opportunity to say this is not cool in the -- not a way to live and show them with what it's cool show -- your family and maybe have a nice family and shouldn't something positive as well.
You have to use it as something to discuss and also talked tears son and your daughter about how they keep themselves and how they -- women all right.
Well good to see you good advice Erica cats parenting expert and after of course the altar of bonding over beauty -- -- think thinking of being an.
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