BBC TV looking for parents with disabilities of teenagers

The BBC is looking for an American family where at least one parent has a disability, and one child is a teenager, for a parenting reality show.

We are looking for inspirational role-model parents to take part in our ongoing documentary for the BBC about parenting teenagers. We would love to find a family where one or both parents have a disability and where they have at least one child aged 13-19.

The programme consists of sending two difficult British teenagers to stay with a family oversees for a week. By living in a disciplined yet loving environment, the hope is that these kids will have experiences that force them to look at their own lives, and so make positive changes that could last a lifetime.

Some of the families we have previously filmed with include a Police Chief in Oklahoma, a Mormon family in Utah, and a Pastor from Texas. In order to get a full picture of different types of parenting techniques, and fairly represent all groups, the BBC would like us to find families where the family is living with a disability.

We are looking for families who have at least one child aged 13-19, who are proud of their strong parenting and family values and who would be willing to accommodate two British teenagers for one week in April or May and instill in them the values and morality they demand of their own children. The British teens will be expected to attend school, complete homework and help with household chores; they will not be guests in the house but new members of the family.

We are on a tight deadline and would ask any interested families to contact us by the end of the week. It would be wonderful if you could pass on this info to any great people you know as soon as you’re able.

Thank you in advance for your help.

All best
Sue Edwards
Assistant Producer, Twenty Twenty TV
+44 (0)207 424 7718


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