7:30pm – Wednesday, September 9 on Seven
Will Australia’s most troublesome teenagers meet their match tonight on WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS?
This week Micah and Stacey, both 16, are sent to Tennessee, USA, to spend a week with the picture perfect Davies family. Former Miss Tennessee Nise and her husband Brad, a speed and conditioning coach, have been married for 24 years. They have three children, who were all home-schooled and made to exercise six days a week. “We are strict on things that make you a successful happy person such as food, vitamins, exercise, posture, manners, church and Bible reading,” Nise says.
In the Davies house, there’s strictly no drinking or smoking and definitely no sex before marriage. “My parents would definitely not approve of sex before marriage,” says daughter Philipa, who wed when she was 20. “We all wear purity rings.” Son Josh adds, “Christianity has always been with us. Every day we have morning devotion to God…it helps us get our focus straight.”
Nise and Brad expect nothing less than perfection from their high-achieving brood. “The expectations for us at the school is As and Bs and no Cs at all,” Josh says. “If we don’t match this, they’ll take away the phone and the Internet so we can focus on our work.”
No swearing, no smoking, no wild parties and early curfews. Can seven days of tough love reform our tearaway teens?
Melbourne’s Micah is a skater boy at war with authority – or any “old people” for that matter. When he’s not smoking or drinking, he spends all his time hanging out at the skate park. Micah lives with his mother Joyce, who’s struggling to cope with her rude and verbally aggressive son. “I really don’t have a lot of control over him,” she says. “There’s no respect for me. You can’t help but wonder, ‘Where did I go wrong?’”
After six suspensions and repeated truancy, Stacey from Sydney has decided school just isn’t for her. “I made a teacher quit her job last year,” she says proudly. She’s loud and brash with an opinion on everything. According to parents Peter and Gayle, she went off the rails after they split two years ago. Stacey drinks heavily and smokes three packets of cigarettes a week. “I party every weekend. I go hard or go home.”
Micah and Stacey’s host family will certainly have their work cut out for them when this disobedient duo land on their doorstep.
Will new rules and the taste of a different way of life change them for the better? Can they learn the error of their ways and turn their lives around before it’s too late?
WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS is hosted by AXLE WHITEHEAD.