Speaking Point: Dysfunction is the Norm. It always was but it was undercover then. Now anything goes.
Speaking Point: Reality Shows have positive and negative effects on kids and the families of today. The negative is we don't hold a standard in our society anymore. The positive is that everyone is encouraged to express and be who they are.
Speaking Point: Reality opens our eyes to they way other families live- what their houses look like, what their secrets are, what their relationships really are and not what they appear to be., People who are hoarders, couples who swing, verbally abusive parents, transgender parents or kids, etc.
Speaking Point: Now TV families- network sitcoms, dramas and dramadies are modeled after real families ( Modern Family) rather than the aspirational
Famiies ( Beaver Cleaver) of the past.