Parents' Guide to

Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

R&B singer's family reality has strong themes.

TV BET Reality TV 2006
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Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 2+


How many bricks are gonna hit you over the head before you realize your mother is beyond changing! i warn you to go on with your life and keep a distance. You'll be better off. You can't fix it Frankie,Neffy are beyond your reach. Everyone is wanting your money.
age 2+

I like Keyshia's songs.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While the show is a promotional vehicle for Cole's music (she's recording and promoting an album throughout the series), its primary focus is on the value of family and the importance of overcoming your past. Cole's hopes of creating a positive family environment are frequently challenged by her mother's inability to cope with the demons from her past. It contains some difficult moments, particularly when Frankie and Neffe are confronted with the consequences of their negative behavior. Meanwhile, Neffe tries to fit into this new world but finds it hard to let go of some of her bad habits.

Throughout the process, Cole finds herself having to face some of the harsh realities of her childhood. She must also come to terms with older sister Neffie's inability to successfully move beyond the streets of Oakland and build a better life for her own daughters. But the show also offers a glimpse into a family that, despite its hardships, seems to genuinely want to make it work.

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