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    BBC looking for role-model parents with disability-URGENT

    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 are wheelchair users. If you know of anyone in the US that you think fits the bill it would be brilliant if you could pass this info on to them.

    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 Oaklahoma, 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 14-19, 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 instil 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 have visited many fabulous cities and cultures throughout the course of making these hour long documentaries but what is most critical to the success of the programme are the contributions from the ‘host’ families who are prepared to take on this experience. Of course we look for diverse and interesting characters but what is of paramount importance is that they are essentially a very loving family with strict boundaries, moral values, work ethics etc. By learning from the example of another family unit, our teenagers have been able to apply some of what they learn back at home in the UK and improve relations with their own family.

    We are on quite a tight deadline and would love to find interested families by the end of the week! So, if you could pass this info onto the families you have in mind that would be brilliant.


    Sue Edwards

    Assistant Producer, Twenty Twenty TV

    +44 (0)207 424 7718

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    Is this paid or just for fun? I am a T-6 complete para with 2x21 year olds 1x19 y/o 1x14y/o and one 4 year old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SinfullF8 View Post
    Is this paid or just for fun? I am a T-6 complete para with 2x21 year olds 1x19 y/o 1x14y/o and one 4 year old.
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