One thing the family vacation afforded us was a few minutes of Supernanny, a show about paralyzed parents standing in doorways while their children are disciplined by a surly-burly British woman. It's enough to make you want to scream at the parents, "You are the weakest link!"
Judging by the slapdash Trading Spaces decor in the house we saw--every room painted brighter primary colors than the next--maybe the rowdy kids are just traumatized by a succession of a*hole pseudo-reality TV producers. Just a guess.
What do I know, though, the NYT guy loves it. says it should be required viewing. [I think it is. In Gitmo.]
Restoring Order: Special Toddlers Unit [nyt]