I have watched a few episodes . Some of these parents are entirely to strict . I do not think it is healthy for parents to govern every aspect of their childrens lives . Kids need some freedom to learn on their own , even from their own mistakes .
I've never actually watched the show, but I do agree with you Ashlar, kids will be kids. You have to protect them when you can, correct them when there wrong and could get hurt, encourage them to try and to make mistakes, but the hardest thing to do is let them go, and learn on their own. Of course, that's just my opinion.