I’m obsessed with watching bad parenting unfold on television. It’s like watching someone else’s future therapy bills just pile up on the screen. The more horrible the parents’ grammar when they’re yelling at their children, the more I want to record the show in my head so I can play it back in my brain forever.
I know I’m sick and I know that watching the Dance Moms season finale and Dance Moms: Miami series premiere tonight is not the cure, nor is throwing a bring-your-own-flippers viewing party for the Toddlers & Tiaras premiere tomorrow. But what’s a troubled blogger supposed to do besides revel in the absolute madness that is horribly reality TV moms.
Rather than trying to break my addiction to watching small children sacrifice their future self-esteem for their moms’ 15 minutes of fame, I thought it would be more productive to break down which show features the worst parents: Dance Moms or Toddlers & Tiaras. It’s an ongoing debate in the Internet world as to which show features the worse parents and it’s almost as perplexing as the thought process that must go into the Toddlers & Tiaras parents figuring out the most confusing way to spell their childrens’ names.
On one hand you have forums like this one that say Toddlers & Tiaras is worse, but only slightly worse. Then on the other hand you have the Toddlers & Tiaras moms going on Anderson Cooper‘s show and saying that Dance Moms make them look good.
How’s a level-headed person who wants to know which moms to hate more supposed to do? Let’s take a look at both shows and figure out which features the most amount of moms with the least amount of parenting skills.