Sextuplets Take New York

TV review by
Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media
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Another multiple family show -- this one with a Latin twist.

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

Viewers will learn about the challenges of caring for a large family.

Positive Messages

Overall, the show's message is about dealing positively with what life throws at you, as well as strong, loving family ties. The family is proud of their Latino heritage. Money is tight, and Digna talks about her difficult childhood and the many obstacles she had to overcome.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Not only are the parents very loving and attentive to all of their children's needs, but Digna's friend Peppy is also a strong role model -- she read about the sextuplets in the newspaper and went over to the house to help out.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that while there are lots of positives here -- and next to nothing problematic for younger viewers, content-wise -- there are six toddlers, and six toddlers make a lot of noise and mess, which could stress some sensitive viewers out a little bit. The parents talk a lot about keeping the children under control -- which is clearly necessary, since they do get into a fair amount of trouble. But the family is loving and close overall, and the show has strong messages about togetherness and overcoming obstacles.

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Adult Written byLayneE October 7, 2010
It's good to see a family that actually seems to get along! (Cough Goslins) You'll probably have to have a "this is where babies come from"... Continue reading

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What's the story?

Digna and Victor Carpio were living the American dream. Immigrants from Ecuador, they made a new home in New York with their son. But thanks to the hormones that Digna was taking to regulate her periods so she could give her son, JhanCarlos, a sibling, she became pregnant with sextuplets. Now, with six toddlers to wrangle, the family is making it work, one day at a time.

Is it any good?

SEXTUPLETS TAKE NEW YORK would be a heck of a lot more fun if there weren't so many other shows like it already. The Carpios are really nice people, but if it weren't for the babies, they probably wouldn't be that interesting.  They struggle with money, with space, and most of the other things most families struggle with. They just happen to also have six toddlers.

Still, for those who can't get enough of shows about multiples, this one offers positive messages about family togetherness and facing challenges and obstacles as they come.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how real the show is. Do you think the family acts the same way when the cameras aren't there? How do you think your behavior might change if your life was on TV?

  • What would you film about your family? Why?

  • How does this show compare to other reality series about big families? Why do you think shows on that topic are so popular?

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