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  • Ep. 210 Fisher Family

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    S 2 : Ep 10 -

    The Fishers are a large and optimistic family of nine, with children ranging in age from 5-17. Any challenges this poses are met by the family's committed teamwork and the hardnosed organization that parents, Rose Mary and Rick, have instilled. There is no tolerance for slacking or disrespect. Everyone pitches in and is expected to address their parents with "yes sir/yes ma'am" responses. Back talk or a bad attitude results in quick disciplinary action of having to do additional chores or running around cones. The family's resilience and unity was recently tested when the Nashville floods destroyed their first home. Faced with severe financial and practical pressures, the Fishers refused to quit and confronted the disaster with fortitude and perseverance. It literally forced them to turn life's lemons into lemonade. Every weekend they supplement their income by setting up a lemonade stand at the local farmers market. The experience has given them a deeper appreciation for their familial bond. For the next week, the Fishers take in two self-absorbed party girls who abuse the rules and put themselves in precarious situations. Rose Mary and Rick plan to show Amber and Stephanie that their family's approach to life can help them, too. Both girls soon show their stubborn sides, but will a week of Southern discomfort turn the teens around? Or will they stand their ground and play it their way to the end?moreless
  • Ep. 209 Illig Family

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    S 2 : Ep 9 -

    Tennesseans Ken and Mary Jo Illig are dedicated to making a difference in teens' lives. In addition to raising their own four children, they've been foster parents to countless kids over the years. Their experience has taught them that the best approach to parenting is to be levelheaded, honest and consistent. The Illigs believe in setting a good example and being positive role models in everything they do. To make the strongest impact on their kids, they have firm rules and guidelines everyone is expected to follow. A step out of line is met with a stint at the stumps of discipline, where the offender must saw off a thin piece of a tree stump by hand. The aim is not just unpleasantness. It's designed to give children time to reflect on their bad choices and to encourage them to make more intelligent decisions going forward. Teenagers Sebastian and Bekki are about to experience life with the Illigs for one week. At home, both are behaving in ways that could jeopardize their futures. Help from Ken and Mary Jo is the last resort. The Illigs' diet of discipline and respect will not be palatable to the teens. But will these experienced parents be able to handle the fallout and bring about a real change?moreless
  • Ep. 208 Hughes Family

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    S 2 : Ep 8 -

    The Hughes are a close knit family whose lives are centered on their Florida cattle ranch. Everyone pitches in, and parents Holly and Pat have raised their kids to understand their role in the family. Pat's position as lieutenant in the Orlando Fire Department has clearly influenced him as a parent. Rank and respect play an integral part in the family structure. Their children answer him by "yes, sir" and Holly by "yes, ma'am." Disrespect is simply not tolerated. If house rules aren't adhered to, walking around a field balancing a water-filled slosh pipe is the parents' consequence of choice. It's designed to give children the chance to reflect on their behavior, but with four well behaved kids, Pat and Holly rarely dole it out. All that is about to change, however. Visiting teenagers Jacob and Tyler are used to very different regimes than the Hughes', and they're going to make sure everyone knows it. They control their households with major attitudes and disrespect for their parents. Within hours of arriving on the ranch, they discover this won't fly with Pat and Holly. With the Hughes' parents keen to take an active role in both teens' lives, the week rapidly becomes as emotionally testing as it is physically grueling. But by the end of it, will the teens come away with more than just some sore arms from the slosh pipe?moreless
  • Ep. 207 Tilley Family

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    S 2 : Ep 7 -

    Susan and Eddie Tilley's parenting philosophy is rooted in communication. When their two children get off track, they're forced to evaluate their decisions with a constructive conversation. Their South Carolina home holds regular family meetings to discuss attitudes, priorities at school and what Matthew and Mary Kate are doing in their spare time. There's "nothing a good conversation can't solve." The parents feel this makes their children accountable for their actions, empowers them to make better decisions and gives them value, self-worth and confidence. The talking is backed up with firm rules. The Tilleys have a "no privacy" policy, so that they can keep a watchful eye on their teens' personal interests. That means cell phones and Internet activity are both closely monitored. Teenagers Christine and Jesse are used to much laxer regimes. Both teens are defiant and unruly. Out of options, their parents have turned to the Tilleys, hoping a week of their firm approach can lead to enlightenment. But from the moment Eddie discovers what Jesse has brought into his home, it's clear this won't be easy and things could get ugly.moreless
  • Ep. 206 Moyer Family

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    S 2 : Ep 6 -

    Charles and Traci Moyer are a formidable parenting force. Traci is an investigative journalist and Charles has a military background. Between them, they rarely miss a trick. If their two boys are disrespectful, don't follow rules or properly carry out a task, Traci finds a creative consequence from her book of punishments that ensures the misdemeanor is never repeated. They acknowledge that as parents they are hard on their kids, but they see it as an essential part of ensuring their boys are raised to be honest, hard working and respectful. For one week the Moyers invite two teenagers into their Indiana home, offering them a chance to experience their unique style of parenting. Sierrah is selfish, narcissistic and believes her mother should do everything for her, while Gavin has isolated himself from his family which has led to a major disconnect between him and his stepdad. From the moment they arrive at the Moyer home, the teens discover they're in for a shock. Living under Traci and Charles' rules does not come easy, and it's not long before Gavin and Sierrah are both questioning their decision to enter the household. But by the end of the week, will they still feel the same, or will they begin to question their destructive behavior?moreless
  • Ep. 205 Bledsoe Family

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    S 2 : Ep 5 -

    Jeff and Maria Bledsoe believe in parenting by example. They set the pace for their five children on daily long distance runs through the Nebraska countryside and insist on striving for goals, having a strong work ethic and being respectful to others. They have built a strong family unit by always supporting each other's efforts and spending quality time together. The Bledsoes believe hard work brings out one's true character, and they expect their kids to pull their weight in the three family businesses: breeding Rottweilers, running an auto repair shop and a pumpkin patch. Jeff and Maria are confident anyone can change their life's course for the better if given the right tools and guidance. For one week, the Bledsoes will add a pair of spoiled and entitled teenagers to their family. Sarah believes her good looks will get her everything she wants in life, and Peyton stubbornly refuses to comply with any of his mom's requests. But when the Bledsoes take charge, will a week of firm parenting change the teens' attitudes or simply add fuel to their rebellious fires?moreless
  • Ep. 204 Pavoni Family

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    S 2 : Ep 4 -

    Dino and Deborah Pavoni have instilled a strong work ethic in their kids. They run a tight ship, both at home and at their family owned pizza restaurant in Crestwood, Illinois. Being a team member is not optional - it comes with the territory. Both parents take a militant and non-negotiable approach to raising their kids. They believe they have no option, and both are tragically aware of the consequences that can come from children's bad decisions: eight years ago they lost one of their sons to drugs. For one week, the Pavonis open their home to Ashley and James, a pair of disrespectful teenagers who are used to calling the shots. Neither teen is prepared for the family's uncompromising way of life and both soon fall short of Dino's behavior expectations. But as the rules are enforced, can the fallout lead to some much needed self-reflection for the teens?moreless
  • Smith Family

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    S 2 : Ep 3 -

    The Smiths are a family of overachievers who train and show horses on their farm in Findlay, Ohio. They feel that working with horses provides kids with the values of responsibility and respect, as well as teaches them the need for commitment and teamwork. Their high standards have paid off as both their children are well behaved horse-riding champions. For the next week, the Smiths' parenting skills will be tested to the limit when two underachieving and disrespectful teenagers come to stay with the family. Neither Chloie nor Kody are prepared for the work ethic and expectations that they face -- and their response is defiant and deviant behavior. The Smiths aim to show them that feigning responsibility only leads to more grueling chores and negative consequences. But will a week of the uncompromising regime change the teens' ways or just provoke dangerously escalating conflict?moreless
  • Malone Family

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    S 2 : Ep 2 -

    The Malone Family is from Chardon, Ohio and believes that hard work teaches respect, values, and empowerment. Everyday chores are tackled before breakfast and everyone pulls their weight to get the job done. Terry is a retired SWAT commander and he and his wife, Pamela, share a keen eye for misdemeanors and don't miss a trick. They're "sensibly strict" with no tolerance for dishonesty. Any kid that tries to pull a fast one gets busted, and that means a dose of Pamela's "boot camp." For the next week, the Malones will take in Taylor and Gina, two dishonest and disrespectful teens who call the shots at home and turn their noses up at authority. But will a week with the Malones transform these teens and instill some integrity and a desire to tow the line at home?moreless
  • Allen Family

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    S 2 : Ep 1 -

    The Allens are a Georgia family who own and run a farm, with an eclectic range of animals. Teamwork, respect and discipline are the key principles practiced in their daily lives. Scott and June expect their children to start the day with a good attitude and a commitment to their responsibilities. Scott's motto: "I can't make you happy but I can make you miserable." For one week, the Allens take in visitors of a very different nature: two dysfunctional teenagers. Kelsey has a rebellious and angry disposition fueled by a painful past. Zach is a spoiled, defiant, and sneaky young man whose mother fears he's on the road to self-destruction. But will a week of demanding farm chores and inescapable consequences be enough to turn them around?moreless
  • "The Souza Family"

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    S 1 : Ep 28 - 7/24/10

    "The Souza Family"
  • "The Toscano Family"

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    S 1 : Ep 27 - 7/17/10

    "The Toscano Family"
  • "The Wilcox Family"

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    S 1 : Ep 26 - 7/10/10

    "The Wilcox Family"
  • "The Sheffield Family"

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    S 1 : Ep 24 - 6/23/10

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  • "The Carrolls Family"

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    S 1 : Ep 23 - 6/18/10

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  • "The Cooper Family"

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    S 1 : Ep 22 - 6/4/10

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  • "The Brown Family"

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    S 1 : Ep 21 - 5/28/10

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  • "The Combes Family"

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    S 1 : Ep 20 - 5/21/10

    "The Combes Family"
  • "The Ballard Family"

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    S 1 : Ep 19 - 5/14/10

    "The Ballard Family"
  • The Smidts

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    S 1 : Ep 18 - 1/2/10

    The Smidts are an Idaho family who believe that rural living promotes a good work ethic for teenagers. For the next week, they will take in two disrespectful teenagers. Anthony and Sierra do not take orders from anyone.moreless
  • The Call Family

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    S 1 : Ep 17 - 12/7/09

    The Calls are a large Utah family that depends on everyone pitching in and working hard both in and out of the home. Russ and Kim Call have raised 12 kids. They run a tight ship on which back talk and attitude are not allowed. They believe that every member of the family must pull their weight to make sure the household runs smoothly. For the next week, the Calls will take in Mark and Ariel, two entitled teens who have never experienced a hard day's work in their lives. But can a week of strict schedules and an intense work load help these teens realize the error of their ways?moreless
  • The McCormick Family

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    S 1 : Ep 16 - 11/28/09

    The McCormicks are a strict Iowa family who lay down the law both at work and at home. Sean is a police officer who believes in rigid schedules and hard work for his family. Irene is a fitness instructor who instills healthy values in her children. Irene and Sean are role model parents who make every moment count. They believe you get out of life what you put into it, and they put in their all. Zach and Karli are lazy teens who have no direction in their lives. When they enter the McCormick's home, Irene and Sean have their work cut out for them. Can the McCormicks force these teens onto a better path?moreless
  • The Gentrup Family

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    S 1 : Ep 15 - 11/21/09

    The Gentrups are a loving Arizona family who believe that a positive and considerate attitude is everything. Jim and Janee Gentrup don't tolerate self indulgence. They believe hard work and giving back to the community is the way to raise self-sufficient and socially engaging kids. For the next week, the Gentrups take in Cristiana and Ronnie, two spoiled teens that demand and get everything they want. Will a week of the Gentrups' rigid structure and service to others force them to give up their selfish and misguided behavior?moreless
  • The Bouldin Family

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    S 1 : Ep 14 - 11/14/09

    The Bouldins are a tight-knit North Carolina family who believe that tough love is a biblical principal. The pastor of his own church, Blake Bouldin keeps his own kids on the righteous path and demands they lead disciplined and honest lives. For the next week, the Bouldins take in Mackenzie and Ian, two teens with bad attitudes and bold aspirations to have it their way. Fireworks ensue when the teens test the Bouldins with their defiance and dishonesty. Can the Bouldins' stern punishments and tough love approach get these two teens to see the light?moreless
  • The Knight Family

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    S 1 : Ep 13 - 11/7/09

    The Knights are a Tennessee family who believe in enforcing the law at work and at home. Penny Knight is a juvenile probation officer who keeps her own children on a tight leash. For the next week, they will take in two rowdy teens. Jackie and Spencer have engaged in illegal activities and have no respect for authority. When they meet the Knights, two contrasting worlds collide. Will a week on lockdown force these teens to straighten up?moreless
  • The Manning Family

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    S 1 : Ep 12 - 10/31/09

    The Mannings are a ranching family from Oregon who believe that luxuries and trust must both be earned. This means that kids living in their home start off with a mattress and one change of clothes. They must earn the rest with hard work and good behavior. When Brent and Audrey arrive, they get a harsh lesson in the Manning principles of basic living, tough discipline and rigid consequences. Do they have what it takes to buckle down and get with the program?moreless
  • The Wright Family

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    S 1 : Ep 11 -

    Sam and Amy Wright head up a strict and loving household based on old-fashioned traditional values. The Wright children are expected to address elders with "ma'am" and "sir." Both parents agree that all kids will test a parent's resolve and as such, require a tight leash. This means searching bags and checking up on their kids to make sure the rules are being followed at all times. These parents pride themselves on being consistent and following through with punishment 100 percent of the time. But when two troubled teens come to stay with the family, Sam and Amy's rigid rules and high expectations soon lead to conflict. Neither of the teens appreciates the hard work and interventionist parenting. Will a week of living in the Wright home force the teens to change their deviant ways?moreless
  • The Bilben Family

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 6/20/09

    Theresa and Gary Bilben's restaurant is the cornerstone of their approach to parenting. Not only does it bring the whole family together, it allows the parents to keep track of what their kids are getting up to. Knowing that idle time provides opportunities for misbehavior, Theresa and Gary are sure to fill their kids' schedules and demand text message updates whenever they're unsupervised. It's a markedly different approach to what their two teen visitors are used to. So when Jennifer and Chad land in the Bilben's world, they offer immediate resistance. Neither appreciates the constant monitoring and interventionist parenting, but after a week in the household, will the teenagers draw lessons to take back to their own troubled homes?moreless
  • The Bolton Family

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 6/13/09

    Cliff and Lisa Bolton are both coaches at the local high school. But even when they're away from their football team and cheerleaders, they're still very much in coach mode. They're quick to blow the whistle on their own kids' transgressions, demanding push-ups or other physical tasks as a consequence for bad behavior. But when two wayward teenagers come to stay with the family, Cliff and Lisa's high expectations for appropriate behavior soon leads to conflict. Their rigid enforcement of the household rules and demand for responsibility and respect ignites a fire storm of protest. But will a week of Bolton-enforced living turn rebellious teenagers into team players?moreless
  • Forsyth Family

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 6/6/09

    The Forsyth family believes that faith in God and the powers of family and togetherness can get them through any problem. When two unruly teens are sent to their home for a lesson in discipline, the Forsyth have to use every trick in the book to help the teens gain and new perspective on life.

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