The Importance Of Parental Figures And Duties Within Their Nuclear Family

836 Words Sep 30th, 2016 4 Pages

The Supernanny show based on the U.S. Season 4 episode 2, deals with the Chapman family addressing underlying issues on parental figures and duties within their nuclear family. The family consists of Brittany age 17, Moriah age 14, Ethan and Cole both age 4, and Quinn age 3. Sara and Glenn, both mother and father ages 37 and 42 respectively.


The subjects that requested assistance were both Brittany and Moriah. In the introductory video, both Brittany and Moriah, seeked professional help in resolving the ongoing behaviors seen in both parents that negatively impacted their daily lives. The submission video demonstrated the family dynamic of Brittany and Moriah, exposing their daily routine. It exhibited both daughters currently being home schooled, at the same time, both daughters served as parental figures/guardians for all three boys; Ethan, Cole, and Quinn, while both parents worked full time jobs. Unable to adequately focus on school, both daughters saw their grade scores lower due to taking care of all three boys and completing house chores. This led to an increase of stress, thus, seeking professional help. The mother commented that ‘their intentions as parents might be misinterpreted because of the responsibilities given to their daughters’ during the submission video.


Arriving on site, I encountered both daughters, as well as both parents. After debriefing, both daughters immediately attended to their daily…

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