Parents' Guide to

Raising Whitley

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Positive docuseries about single momhood has mature themes.

TV OWN Reality TV 2013
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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Love the show.

It's refreshing and makes you laugh out loud!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The heartwarming Raising Whitley shows how a woman who was recently enjoying a single life at the height of her career is adapting to some major life changes while trying to find work in a competitive and unforgiving industry. It also shows how being a single parent can be extremely challenging, even when you have a large social circle to help.

There are lots of voyeuristic reality moments, especially when Whitley interacts with some of the big personalities in her circle. The show is full of positive messages, too. But what makes the show entertaining is the comedienne's ability to use humor to discuss what is happening to her, as well as to help her stay positive during difficult times.

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