Parents' Guide to

Labor of Love

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Odd dating competition has iffy messages about parenthood.

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This unique dating reality competition requires contestants to treat parenthood as a priority in their potential long-term relationship. It also calls attention to the fact that women who wait to have kids are often assumed to be uninterested in having, or unable to birth, children of their own. The challenges the men participate in, which includes things like having their fertility checked and raising fake babies, are specific to the show's objective. But it also features some of the traditional drama associated with dating shows, including competitive strife between contestants, tearful elimination rounds, some flared tempers, and a fair share of sexual innuendo. Labor of Love doesn't send ideal messages about what it means to be a parent, but those looking for some odd unscripted entertainment might find it worth checking out.

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