From a media release:
Over-Protective Parents Watch Out! New Cineflix Reality Series BUBBLE WRAP KIDS Premieres January 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Slice
- New reality series hosted by parenting expert, author, and Free-Range Kids founder Lenore Skenazy
Many parents are over-protective, but some take worrying to shocking extremes. Enter Cineflixâ€™s BUBBLE WRAP KIDS, a new series hosted by Lenore Skenazy, a parenting expert, columnist, and Free-Range Kids founder. Premiering on Tuesday, January 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SliceTM, the series follows Lenore as she goes head-to-head with helicopter parents addressing the over-the-top rules that are stifling their kidsâ€™ childhood experiences. From parents who wonâ€™t let their kids use forks and knives, ride bikes, or even leave the backyard, to parents who monitor their kids with walkie-talkies and video cameras, Lenore tackles it all.
In each episode, Lenore helps a different family loosen the reigns to let their kids reclaim their childhood, and parents – their sanity. Lenore offers up advice, and takes each family through a series of challenges designed to push parentsâ€™ boundaries, give their family more freedom, and help their kids become independent adults.
â€œOur kids are safer and more competent than pop culture tells us,â€ said Lenore Skenazy, host of BUBBLE WRAP KIDS. â€œIâ€™ve dealt with many families who wonâ€™t allow their children to play outside or ride a bike. Basic things that are important staples in a personâ€™s childhood are being stripped away due to a parentâ€™s irrational worry and anxiety. Parents may not always be on-board with my approach, but their kids are ready to take on more and ready to prove it too.â€
Dubbed â€œAmericaâ€™s Worst Momâ€ by international press when she let her nine-year-old ride the New York City subway by himself, newspaper columnist Lenore Skenazy was catapulted into the spotlight. Her feisty response was ablog, and best-selling book, Free-Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry). Now sheâ€™s helping parents go outside their over-protective comfort zones, one family at a time in BUBBLE WRAP KIDS.
In the season premiere, differing parenting styles cause problems for a blended family as the two parents clash about how to raise their kids. A struggling 10-year-old son fights for his childhood, longing to ride a bike, go to camp and even bathe himself. Tune in as Lenore helps this family shed their child-rearing fears.
Produced by Cineflix (Free Kids) Inc. in association with Shaw Media, Astral Media and TLC International, BUBBLE WRAP KIDS is executive produced by Simon Lloyd.