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Parents' Guide to

Party Mamas

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Competitive moms send troubling messages.

TV WE Reality TV 2007
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These mamas proudly admit that they're materialistic, difficult to please, and inflexible when it comes to their kid's big bash. Many seem to take pride in the fact that they act like spoiled children when vendors can't meet their long list of demands. And some have a hard time letting their kids have the spotlight on their special day, somehow managing to make themselves the center of attention.

Although the show is tamer than MTV's popular, similarly themed My Super Sweet 16, it still sends some very disturbing messages about the extremes that some parents will go to in order to make their kids -- and themselves -- happy. For many of these moms, planning these parties is more about satisfying their need to be in control and/or in the limelight than really doing something nice for their kids. Their antics might be fun for older viewers to watch, but it doesn't make them very good role models for the younger set.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: March 3, 2007
  • Network: WE
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: October 13, 2022

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