Reality... Really?

If your family is like mine, reality TV shows have become part of your television viewing. I have to admit being a fan of The Voice. I love watching the show and enjoy the success of the participants.

I've also tuned in now and again to Dancing With the Stars! But that's about as far as I go. My kids however watch some ridiculous reality shows!

My 13-year-old loves Dance Moms - a show that features an overweight dance instructor who berates her students and their moms. The moms on that show, however, are silly caricatures.

My 16-year-old watches a show called Duck Dynasty. Now that's a show that I really can't watch! I think you have to be a teenage boy or hunter to appreciate that one!

I don't ban my kids from watching these shows. They're entertaining. But reality? Really? I don't buy that. Reality shows are supposed to be unscripted glimpses into ordinary lives. Most of these shows don't pass that definition!

My kids and I understand that. And as long as we keep reality in check, we'll probably keeping watching!

About the Author...
Pat Persaud
Pat Persaud received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Morningside College, in Sioux City, Iowa, and majored in English, with an emphasis on British Literature.
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