Parents' Guide to

I Hate My Teenage Daughter

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Iffy messages about parent-child relations; some language.

TV Fox Comedy 2011
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Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

CRAPPY , negative, insidious

NEGATIVE, misleading, very sad scenes covered up with recorded laughs (trying to make it funny, when it's really sad) I strongly recomend you change chanels when you see this crap coming.!
age 18+


This was a really stupid show. I only watched it because it was on after X Factor. I will not watch it again and I strongly recommend that anyone, with or without children, stay away!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

The series attempts to take a humorous look at the challenges that come with raising teenage daughters. But what it really does is center on adults who love their daughters but are unwilling to take a tough stance with their children when necessary. The show pits the mothers against the daughters and shows how easily the girls resort to disrespect, insults, and even lying to get what they want while their moms beg them to listen, behave, and/or love them. Meanwhile, their fathers prefer to placate their girls rather than face the conflicts that inevitably arise from setting strict disciplinary boundaries.

Granted, the moms often find ways to get back at their daughters for their sneaky behavior, but the problem is that it's often done in a way that's secretive and passive-aggressive. As a result, the young women never appear to understand (or care that much about) the consequences of their actions, and lessons never seem to be learned. Some viewers may find all of this relatable and funny, but the underlying message the show is sending about parent-teen relationships isn't so rosy.

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