The Nuclear Family as Self Fulfilling Prophesy:. Representations of Kin in TV Parenting Programmes. Kin within reality TV parenting. Reality TV focuses on the nuclear family Kin, particularly grandmothers, disrupt this portrayal – they are family, but not nuclear
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Representations of Kin in TV Parenting Programmes
‘It’s hard with Grannies. I have a friend, and the child came down, and the mother said, come and sit on my knee, and the granny said, no, I’ll take him, and the child ended up with the granny.
-Well I don’t watch a lot of them now, but sometimes I see them and I never seen a grandparent
-I saw one and the wan’s mother was there. She lived on her own with the children, and she was helping her out in every way that she could, now. She was very good with her.
-They generally are, [Mary]
-She would give in to the child. She had to stop doing that, you see.
-The grandparents will give in to
-The granny or the
-The granny will give in to the child
-They will try the granny, because if they don’t get something off of you, they will get soft with the granny. That’s part of being a granny.