Growing Up McGhee

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Ohio sextuplets grow up on mild but genuine reality show.

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The importance of family and raising children with values is highlighted. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Mia and Rozonno are loving, patient, firm parents. 

Violence

Occasional mild sibling rivalry. 

Sex

Conceiving, pregnancy briefly discussed. 

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Growing Up McGhee features the McGhee children's lives six years after becoming the first sextuplets born in Ohio. Family, parenting, and child raising are all addressed, but there are brief discussions about conceiving and having children. There's some occasional, mild bickering between the children, but nothing to really be concerned about.

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What's the story?

GROWING UP MCGHEE, a spin-off of the unscripted series Six Little McGhees, is a reality series featuring Mia and Rozonno McGhee as they raise their sextuplets and run their carpet cleaning business. Olivia, Madison, Elijah, Issac, Josiah, and Rozonno Jr. are now energetic six year-olds, all of who attend school and have strong, distinct personalities. While their parents do their best to keep a routine going and keep things organized, the energetic bunch always seems to be up to something, whether it’s making a mess in their rooms, or having fun with Grandma Cilky. There’s never a dull moment, but the McGhees approach it with a positive spirit and good humor. 

Is it any good?

This lighthearted series features the young, energetic family as they go through their daily routines, enjoy weekend outings, and look for balance in their lives. While their parents work hard to keep it together and resolve every child-initiated crisis, the rambunctious children never stop being playful and happy.

Mia and Ronzonno appear committed to teaching their children strong values, setting boundaries, and finding constructive ways of disciplining them. But they have a sense of humor, and openly exhibit obvious love and pride for their children, even when they are challenging. It is their genuineness that makes Growing Up McGhee worth the watch. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the reasons people are interested in the lives of multiples. What is it about twins, triplets, and larger groups of multiples that make them interesting subjects for reality shows? Do shows like Growing Up McGhee really show what life is like for these families? 

  • Families can also talk about why a family would choose to be on a reality show. Does it sound fun to you? Or not at all?

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