Parents' Guide to

Toya: A Family Affair

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Positive messages shine through tough-life reality show.

TV BET Reality TV 2011
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Positive message for TEENS

Teenagers can learn a lot about the things they go through and the consequences. It comes on very late in the evening so it's not geared towards young children under 12. It's positve and talks about the break through from drug addiction, poverty and the struggle for a better life. It also speaks about jail, the unhappiness of it and the way it effects your life and your family. Young boys can really learn about choosing the wrong path and how their life will spiral down-hill in the event of doing so.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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The reality docuseries offers a voyeuristic look into the lives of a family that is struggling to overcome a history of addiction and violence in order to pull together and support each other. While they face some very serious challenges, including coping with a drug-addicted parent and overcoming a criminal past, there appears to be a genuine attempt at making constructive choices and leading more productive lives.

It is definitely edgy, and contains lots of difficult moments that make you question whether some members of this family will actually live up to their potential. But Toya's hopeful optimism is inspiring, and makes you really want to see her mother and her siblings turn their lives around.

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