The World's Strictest Parents

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The World's Strictest Parents
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Genre Reality TV
Country of origin United Kingdom
Running time 60 minutes
Original channel BBC Three
Original run 1 September 2008 (2008-09-01) – 15th December 2011

The World's Strictest Parents (or World's Strictest Parents) is a television reality series developed by TwentyTwenty Television, with its original origin and broadcast in Britain by the BBC. The success of the program lead to many international versions being created including in the America's (broadcast by CMT) (part of MTV Networks) and Australia by the Channel Seven, the CMT episodes frequently rebroadcasting on MTV. There is also many other international foreign versions (listed below) including a German (German language)-version titled "Die strengsten Eltern der Welt" (The strictest Parents in the World).

The concept is that two so-called "unruly" teenagers are sent to live abroad with a strict host family for a week in an attempt to change their attitudes and behaviours. During the week they receive an impact letter from their real parents with a list of issues they should try to resolve.

United Kingdom - Original version[edit]

Unruly British teenagers are sent abroad to live with strict families in an experiment to find out the right way to bring up a child. Generally they spend 10 days with their adopted parents trying to live within their rules.
The first series was broadcast on a Thursday.

Series 1 (2008)[edit]

Episode First Aired Teenagers Family Notes BBC Episode Guide
1 18 September Naomi and Ross Garnett family in Alabama, USA In the First Episode, the teenagers, Ross and Naomi, are both the same age. At the end of the episode, the wrong trailer is used by mistake, advertising the next episode that the host family is in Ghana which is actually (episode 3) the next one (episode 2) is in Jamaica. BBC Episode Guide – S01E01
2 25 September Charlotte and Sam Rose family in Jamaica Sam Gets Sent To Bed Early After A Confrontation With Sharon Rose About Church,Charlotte Left School Early the first day for writing an inappropriate essay |BBC Episode Guide – S01E02
3 2 October Lizzie and Stefan Adega family in Ghana BBC Episode Guide – S01E03
4 9 October Josh and Charlotte Sharma family in India BBC Episode Guide – S01E04
5 16 October Lucy and Grant Moolman family in South Africa BBC Episode Guide – S01E05
6 23 October N/A N/A Changed My Life Catchup with the 10 teenagers features in the series, looking back over their experiences to see if strict parenting has changed the relationship they have with their own parents. This episode aired in Australia on Saturday, 7th December 2013 BBC Episode Guide – S01E06

Series 2 (2009)[edit]

Series two premiered on BBC Three on 15 October 2009. Like the last series, it was broadcast on a Thursday.

Episode First Aired Teenagers Family Notes BBC Episode Guide
1 15 October Bex and Chezden Kimbrough family in Atlanta, USA This episode was aired as an Australian episode and narrated by Axle Whitehead. Bex And Chezden got a scolding from Wanda after running away from Sunday School. BBC Episode Guide – S02E01
2 22 October Peter and Jocelyn Unnikrishnan family in India During the show, Peter gets a tattoo from an unlicensed parlour, thus putting him at risk of contracting HIV. The production staff intervene, fearing for his safety. But Peter was very unhappy after being forced to leave the parlour with a half-finished tattoo which was, ironically, to say "Wisdom" in Hindi. BBC Episode Guide – S02E02
3 29 October Hannah and Leigh Selelo family in Botswana

This episode was aired as an Australian episode and narrated by Axle Whitehead.

BBC Episode Guide – S02E03
4 5 November Hannah and James Peck family in Utah, USA The Peck family are devoted Mormons. This is the first episode that features a teen who is a young parent (Hannah). This was the most viewed episode on this show. This episode aired as an Australian episode and narrated by Axle Whitehead. BBC Episode Guide – S02E04
5 12 November Gemma and Jack Schechet family in Israel Gemma and Jack are introduced to the Schechet (pronounced as "Shekay") family, an Orthodox Jewish American family who are from Los Angeles but moved to Israel to live a more religious life. The teens at first throw tantrums and disregard rules, but are humbled by their enjoyment of the work, and a meeting with two elderly Holocaust survivors. However, Gemma becomes jealous when attention is turned to Jack, and resumes her old behavior, after which she is asked to leave. After she spends a night in a Tel Aviv hotel, the Schechets decide to give her another chance and invite her back to join them for lunch in Jerusalem, after which they visit the Western Wall. This episode was aired as an Australian Episode and narrated by Axle Whitehead.[1] BBC Episode Guide – S02E05
6 19 November Debbie and Daniel Hajjar family in Lebanon For a week they must live under the strict rules of the Hajjars, a liberal Sunni Muslim family. BBC Episode Guide – S02E06
7 3 December Calvin and Rosie Perez family in Belize BBC Episode Guide – S02E07
8 10 December Kaya and Jay White family in Oklahoma, USA Kaya becomes the first teenager to fail to complete the week in the show's history. After being rushed to hospital it was revealed that she was faking an illness. Meanwhile, Jay struggles with motivational issues ever since the death of his four-year-old niece, Molly. This episode was aired as an Australian Episode and narrated by Axle Whitehead. BBC Episode Guide – S02E08
9 17 December N/A N/A Update The programme catches up with ten teenagers featured in the series. The episodes that were represented were Atlanta, India, Botswana, Utah and Lebanon. The teens recall their experiences and promises, answering whether or not the programme changed their life. BBC Episode Guide – S02E09

Series 3 (2010)[edit]

Series three premiered on BBC Three on 11 October 2010, the show returned for an 11 episode run. Whilst not formally announced, it appears the teens now spend a week with their adopted families rather than the 10 days in the two previous series. Each episode aired at 9:00pm on BBC Three and was repeated at various times over the following week. It was also moved to a Monday.

Episode First Aired Teenagers Family Notes BBC Episode Guide
1 10 October Wesley and Tamsin Loperleveille family in New Jersey The first time one of the training parents, has gone to the home of one of the British teens, as well as the first time that the parents have been same-sex, the second time one of the teens was a teen parent (Wesley) and the first time one of the teenagers stayed longer than planned (Tamsin). BBC Episode Guide – S03E01
2 18 October Nicole and Nathan Harris family in Barbados The first time one of the teenagers (Nathan) has failed to complete the first night after not handing over his cigarettes. Nathan returns in the morning after realizing his faults. In this episode after a verbal confrontation between Andrea and Nicole, Andrea loses her temper and shouts at Nicole in which Nicole runs out into the street but returns after a couple of hours. Nathan spends one night out of the house for not apologizing for leaving school. BBC Episode Guide – S03E02
3 25 October Nicki and Jerri De Zylva family in Sri Lanka For the first time ever on the show, the teenagers were both girls, instead of having one girl and one boy. The reasons for this are unknown. BBC Episode Guide – S03E03
4 1 November Eden and Anastasia Armstrong family in Florida BBC Episode Guide – S03E04
5 8 November Rosie and Nick Hill family in Puerto Rico BBC Episode Guide – S03E05
6 15 November Scott and Billie Mugaza family in Kenya Billie Spends one night on their grandmothers farm as The Mugazas Punishment for smoking as a minor. Scott gets kicked out of school. Scott is kicked out of school for refusing to shave his beard. BBC Episode Guide – S03E06
7 22 November Sevda and Andrew Frazee family in Texas Sevda Leaves The house for a couple of hours after throwing a tantrum about not being allowed a cigarette. BBC Episode Guide – S03E07
8 29 November Forrest and Daniel Van Berkel family in the Netherlands After Daniel smokes cannabis, he spends a night in a hotel. Both teens repeatedly broke the "trust rule" of their hosts. BBC Episode Guide – S03E08
9 6 December Nadia and Aron Nanjundayya family in India Mrs Nanjundayy is a single mother following the death of her husband fifteen years previous. However, she is assisted by uncles Pradeep and Mukesh BBC Episode Guide – S03E09
10 13 December Dina and Alex Davis family in Chicago Alex is kicked out of the Davis's house for a while after he smokes outside their house, but after a while a guilt ridden Alex apologises to Dewayne and is allowed back in the house. BBC Episode Guide – S03E10
11 20 December N/A N/A Update The programme catches up with 10 British teenagers from the series six months after they lived with families all over the globe. It reveals the lessons they learnt and the inside story of their journeys, including father-to-be Wesley McGillian and Rosie Hynd who met her match in Puerto Rico. Five of the episodes were represented – those being New Jersey, Barbados, Sri Lanka, Puerto Rico and Texas. All teens involved had made a marked change in their attitudes and behaviour. BBC Episode Guide – S03E11

Series 4 (2011)[edit]

Series 4 premiered on 3 November 2011 and featured 12 teenagers. It was also moved back to a Thursday.

Episode First Aired Teenagers Family Notes BBC Episode Guide
1 3 November Remzi and Bryony Bustamante family in Argentina Features for the first time a teenager with a learning disability (Bryony) and is mentally ill, which means she has anger management issues. Remzi and Bryony were kicked out from school on their first day, after Bryony used a profanity in the classroom, threatening and pushing the head teacher, Remzi for lacking behind on his work, being lazy and giving Bryony a cigarette, afterwhich both teens smoked on the school grounds. BBC Episode Guide – S04E01
2 10 November Charlie and Hamzah Du Toit de Vos family in South Africa The second time that the training parents have been the same-sex. BBC Episode Guide – S04E02
3 17 November Shola and Joiee Virk family in India The teens are kicked out of school after an incident where security are called and Joiee refuses to let them search his bag, for fear of his gin being discovered. Shola is kicked out of the Virks' flat for a short while after using profanity in the flat and pushing and hitting Ashwani when he asks her to wear a saree for his deceased father's memorial service. She later apologizes and is allowed back in the flat. BBC Episode Guide- S04E03
4 24 November Jade and Connor Smith Irwin family in Seattle This is the first time one of the host parents are disabled (Denise) and the third time that one of the teenagers has a baby (Connor)

BBC Episode Guide- S04E04

5 1 December Georgie and Callum Li family in North Carolina The teens have to live under the guidance of a wealthy Chinese-American family. After the show Georgie still refused to apologise to the Lis after her angry outburst during the show and to this day she is still upset about them.

BBC Episode Guide- S04E05

6 8 December Hannah and Ritchie Vural family in Turkey Before Ritchie was sent to Turkey he had two ear piercings. He had a bad relationship with his dad, who left him when he was a kid. Ritche moved in with his mum at the age of 11. Ritche has been through a lot of detention and he's lacking school. Meanwhile Mum is struggling with her 17 year old wild girl Hanna. BBC Episode Guide- S04E06
7 15 December N/A N/A Update BBC Episode Guide- S04E07

United States[edit]

The World's Strictest Parents
Genre Reality TV
Country of origin United States
Running time 1 Hour
Original channel CMT
Original run 18 April 2009 – 29 October 2010

Season 1[edit]

CMT – series
Episode Teenagers Family Notes
1 17 year-old Brittani from Santa Clarita, California and 15 year-old Ivan from Queens, New York The Vinton Family in Murrieta, California[2]
2 16 year-old Reed from Mesa, Arizona and 16 year-old Jessica from Cave Creek, Arizona The Hatcher Family in College Grove, Tennessee[2] Reed and Jessica were two of the 16-year old teens in the exact same age from Arizona.
3 16 year-old Ricky from Laguna Beach, California and 16 year-old Katie from Mesa, Arizona The McCuin Family in Portland, Tennessee[2]
4 16 year-old Whitney from Redington Beach, Florida and 16 year-old Stephen from Clearwater, Florida The Helton Family in Medina, Tennessee[2] Whitney and Stephen were two of the 16-year old teens in the exact same age from Florida.
5 16 year-old Julie from Tulsa, Oklahoma and 16 year-old Sebastian from Jenks, Oklahoma The Cork Family in Statesboro, Georgia[2] The first U.S. episode with a Mormon family. Julie and Sebastian were two of the 16-year old teens in the exact same age from Oklahoma.
6 Adelle and Garrett The Morrison Family in Georgia[2]
7 Desiree and Brian The Rutherford Family in Reno, Nevada[2] Brian left during the show, while Desiree stayed.
8 Arielle and Tyler The Forsyth Family in Arkansas[2]
9 Aja and Alex The Bolton family in California[2]
10 Jennifer and Chad The Bilben Family in Minnesota[2]
11 Sadie and Nick The Wright Family in Tennessee[2]
12 Audrey and Brent The Manning Family in Oregon[2]
13 Jackie and Spencer The Knight Family in Tennessee[2]
14 Mackenzie and Ian The Bouldin Family in North Carolina[2]
15 Cristiana and Ronnie The Gentrup Family in Arizona[2]
16 Karli and Zach The McCormick Family in Iowa[2]
17 Ariel and Mark The Call Family in Utah[2]
18 Sierra and Anthony The Smidt Family in Idaho[2]
19 Lilly and Matt The Ballard Family in Ohio[2]
20 16 year-old Samantha from Mukilteo, Washington and 17 year-old Nick from Levittown, Pennsylvania The Combes Family in Cincinnati, Ohio[2]
21 Shauna and Megan The Brown Family in Virginia[2] The first US episode with two girls.
22 Victoria and Caleb The Cooper Family in Maryland[2]
23 Mary and Wyatt The Carroll Family in Virginia[2]
24 Danielle and Chris The Sheffield Family in Texas[2]
25 Antonia and Myles The Robinson Family in Georgia[2]
26 Stephanie and Matt The Wilcox Family in Florida[2]
27 Angela and Jay The Toscano Family in Florida[2]
28 Megan and Paul The Souza Family in California[2]
29 & 30 Daniel and Miles The Vanderbilt family in Florida[2] 2 hours: Daniel was sent home after a physical altercation with Brian Vanderbilt and Miles. Miles, who was found guilty of causing the fight, was arrested. The first US episode with two boys.

Season 2[edit]

Episode Teenagers Family Notes
1 Kelsey and Zach Allen Family in Cartersville, Georgia[3]
2 Taylor and Gina Malone Family in Chardon, Ohio[3]
3 Chloie and Kody Smith Family in Findlay, Ohio[3]
4 Ashley and James Pavoni Family in Crestwood, Illinois[3]
5 Sarah and Peyton Bledsoe Family in Blair, Nebraska[3]
6 Sierrah and Gavin Moyer Family in Camby, Indiana[3]
7 Christine and Jesse Tilley Family in North Charleston, South Carolina[3]
8 Jacob and Tyler Hughes Family in Christmas, Florida[3]
9 Sebastian and Bekki Illig Family in White Bluff, Tennessee[3]
10 Amber and Steph Fisher Family in Nashville, Tennessee[3]

Unlike the original British series, in which teenagers were sent to live abroad, the US series had the teenagers remain within The United States, as the program was produced with a reduced cable network budget rather than that of a national broadcast network, and law and passport concerns as some episodes would likely feature subjects which would not meet passport regulations. Another difference was that their own parents came for them and evaluated the stay with the host family.


The World's Strictest Parents
Genre Reality TV
Starring Axle Whitehead
Country of origin Australia
Running time 1 hour
Original channel Seven Network
Original run 22 July 2009 – 14 August 2012

The Seven Network also created their own series of The World's Strictest Parents, hosted by singer and actor Axle Whitehead. The first season debuted in Australia on 22 July 2009. However, a sneak peek was shown on 24 June 2009 and was the top watched show of the week, with 1.875 million people tuning in. Whitehead's song Way Home was featured in the advertisements. The show is classified PG.

A second season went to air on 14 July 2010, starting with two British episodes featuring Whitehead's narration.

Season 3 premiered on 10 August 2011, however the series was continually interrupted due to the airing of the third season of The X Factor Australia.[4][5]

The remainder of season three was aired in the middle of 2012.[6]

The show did not return for a fourth season in 2013, due to poor ratings. Repeats of old episodes are currently being aired on Sunday afternoons.

Episode guide[edit]

Australian series – season one
Episode Teenagers Family Notes
1 Jess and Kyle Gibson Family in Indiana[7] Debut episode. Re-aired 21 April 2013
2 Bailey and Jono Bethe Family in South Africa[7] Jono was arrested for heavy drinking and after the show, one of the family members, Thembele, was murdered in a politically motivated shooting. Re-aired 28 April 2013.
3 Emily and Harry Coleman Family in Whitechurch, Ireland[7] After Harry left school, Mary put him in his room for the entire night. Harry also misbehaved on his first day of school and had trouble fitting in, while Emily was forced to remove piercings from her face before going which she reluctantly agreed to; the parents confiscated Harry's phone and runners. Re-aired 2 June 2013
4 Naomi and Ross Garnett Family in Alabama[7] 1st British episode with narration from Axle Whitehead
5 Zaine and Memphis Chua Family in Singapore[7]
6 Lucy and Grant Moolman Family in South Africa[7] 5th British episode with narration from Axle Whitehead
7 Charlotte and Sam Rose Family in Jamaica[7] 2nd British episode with narration from Axle Whitehead
8 Stacey and Micah Davies Family in Tennessee[7]
9 Lizzie and Stefan Adega Family in Ghana[7] 3rd British episode with narration from Axle Whitehead
10 Josh and Charlotte Sharma Family in India[7] 4th British episode with narration from Axle Whitehead
Australian series – season two
Episode Teenagers Family Notes
1 Bex and Chezdan Kimbrough family in Atlanta[7] 7th British episode with narration from Axle Whitehead
2 Chloe and Christian Wirth family in Montana Re-aired 1 September 2013. Chloe and Christian headed for the main road but Zack stopped them with a horse and they were separated at night until the teens headed home.
3 Adriana and Nathan Ironside family in Queensland[7] First episode with the family inside Australia. Re-aired 10 June 2013. Nathan Got In Trouble For Stealing The Family Car And Mark Called The Police
4 Thea and Corie Simons family in Port Lavaca, Texas Corie and Thea were picked up by the police for cutting school and got kicked out of said institution. They were then forced into boot camp which instantly tested Corie's intelligence. Re-aired 8 September 2013 and 6 October 2013
5 Hannah and Dillan De Kock family in South Africa Re-aired 22 September 2013
6 Aza and Troy McDonald family in Ohio Re-aired 24 March 2013
Australian series – season three
Episode First Aired Teenagers Family Notes
1 Tuesday 17 July 2012 Euni and Sam Bachew family in Trinidad[7]
2 Wednesday 10 August 2011 Breianna and Chris Myeza family in South Africa at the Isipingo community church, one of the cameramen are shown on the far left when Brei shouted at Nicholas.
3 Wednesday 17 August 2011 Brooke and Mark Wallenskog family in Sweden[7] First episode where one of the teens (Mark) had only one kidney
4 Wednesday 24 August 2011 Liam and Rylee Godfrey family in Albany, New Zealand Liam was kicked out of the house for going out twice and threatening Yvonne. He was allowed back in the next day. During Rylee's speech on her last day in New Zealand, it is indicated that she was most likely raped by an older man that she ran away with when she was 15 years old.
5 Wednesday 21 September 2011 Celeste and Kaih Lytle family in North Carolina Both teens vandalised a cabin and destroyed property and the police were called.
6 Tuesday 7 August 2012 Madeleine and Lewis Saxena family in India
7 Tuesday 14 August 2012 George and Henry Woods family in New York First episode where both teens were boys and were also brothers
8 Tuesday 24 July 2012 Eva and Gabriel Burney family in Florida


The first episode attracted an audience of 1.54 million, and was the second most watched show of the night.[citation needed]

Episode No. Airdate Ratings (in millions) Nightly Rank Weekly Rank
1 22 July 2009 1.541 2nd 8th
2 29 July 2009 1.595 2nd 5th
3 5 August 2009 1.499 3rd 8th
4 12 August 2009 1.453 2nd 8th
5 19 August 2009 1.521 1st 6th
6 26 August 2009 1.302 5th 13th
7 2 September 2009 1.307 5th 15th
8 9 September 2009 1.395 3rd 6th
9 16 September 2009 1.407 2nd TBA


The World's Strictest Parents
Genre Reality TV
Country of origin Turkey
Running time 1 Hour
Original channel One
Original run 1 October 2010 – 11 March 2011

Episode Guide[edit]

Season 1
Episode Teenagers Family Air date Notes
1 Jessica and Tim Jasons family in Philippines 1 October 2010
2 Erika and Vern Ruttern family in Kentucky 8 October 2010 Vern was sent home for drugs.
3 Waneta and Dante Mellen family in Queensland 15 October 2010
4 Arie and Timmy Flom family in France 22 October 2010 Timmy spent one night in a police station.
5 Rosita and Efrain Barrs family in Tokyo 29 October 2010
6 Mary and Greg Mathers family in California 5 November 2010 Greg and Mary got in a fight and Greg was sent home for causing the fight.
7 Lorri and Quentin Mast family in Italy 12 November 2010
8 Ilda and Lyman Gribbie family in Oregon 19 November 2010
9 Hilaria and Donald Texato family in Mexico 26 November 2010
10 Rosella and Waylon Jennison family in Canada 3 December 2010 Waylon was arrested for fighting and spent one night at the police station.
Season 2
Episode Teenagers Family Air date Notes
1 Hilaria and Moises Halliwell family in North Carolina 7 January 2011
2 Shira and Clayton Simser family in Russia 14 January 2011 Clayton was sent home after running away.
3 Toya and Erlene Prechitt family in Maryland 21 January 2011 The first episode to feature two teenagers

of the same sex.

4 Carmela and Hugo Eastham family in the United Kingdom 28 January 2011 First episode to be within the UK
5 Misti and Merle Dorgan family in Texas 4 February 2011
6 Jerri and Buck Coulson family in New South Wales 11 February 2011
7 Justina and Genardo Outland family in New Zealand 18 February 2011
8 Lila and Blaine Leaman family in New York 25 February 2011
9 Cortney and Letitia Banas family in South Africa 4 March 2011 Second episode to feature two teenagers

of the same sex

10 Hellen and Jeese Tadeos family in Washington D.C. 11 March 2011 Series finale.

New Zealand[edit]

The World's Strictest Parents
Genre Reality TV
Country of origin New Zealand
Running time 1 Hour
Original channel TVNZ
Original run 1 March 2012 – 5 April 2012

A New Zealand adaptation of The World's Strictest Parents aired in 2012 on TV One. Only one series was made.

Episode guide[edit]

New Zealand Series
Episode Teenagers Location
2 Adam and Brittany Zanesville, Ohio


Episode No. Airdate Viewers Time-shifted Ratings Time-shifted Rank
1 1 March 2012 332,740 6,400 16th
2 8 March 2012 277,000 NA NA
3 15 March 2012 277,930 15,090 8th
4 22 March 2012 344,820 12,290 9th
5 29 March 2012 341,850 9,590 10th
6 5 April 2012 285,800 17,710 6th


In Denmark the show is called "Verdens strengeste forældre" and it is broadcast by TV3.

Season 1
Episode Teenagers Family Notes
1 Morten and Anastasia Coleman Family in Ireland [8]
2 Frederik and Karen Pattison Family in Louisiana [8]
3 Morten and Sasha Hammeken family in Greenland [8]
4 Trine and Kodjo Grønbech family in Denmark [8]
5 Michelle and Malou Margit and Jørgen in Denmark [8] First time with female participants only
6 Henriette and Kim Sørensen family in Denmark [8]
Season 2
Episode Teenagers Family Notes
1 Jonas and Ditte Datnow family in South Africa [8]
2 Dennis and Line Dieckmann on the Danish island of Taasinge[8]
3 Robin and Natascha Elgaard Thorsager family in Denmark [8]
4 Frederik and Amalie Gray family in Tennessee [8]
5 Michelle and Lennard Kristensen family in Denmark [8]
6 Simone and Sarah ? Family in the United Kingdom [8] Second time with female participants only


Series 1 (2009)[edit]

In Germany the show is called "Die strengsten Eltern der Welt". It is broadcast by Kabel Eins.

Episode Teenagers Family Notes Episode Teenagers Family Notes
1 Sarah and Thomas Waldner Family in Canada [9] 8 Dustin and Jeffrey Tejada family in Peru[9]
2 Fabian and Julia ? family in Namibia [9] 9 Anna and Michael Urbanskis family in South Africa[9]
3 Kay and Nicole Brunner family in Switzerland [9] 10 Recap of all families [9]
4 Michael and Jennifer Urbanski family in South Africa [9] 11 Lilli and Stanislav Fedorenko family in Siberia [9]
5 Anna and Pisei
Stephen and Agnes
Dahl family in Montana
Friedrich family in Morocco [9]
12 Yvonne and Michel Liebich family in Greece[9]
6 Caroline and Vivien Akorli family in Ghana [9] 13 Louis and Sarah Krämer family in Germany [9]
7 Jaqueline and Mandy ? family in Patagonia [9] 14 Justin and Nadine ? family in Teneriffa [9]

Series 2 (2010)[edit]

Episode Teenagers Family Notes Episode Teenagers Family Notes
1 Jenny and Dennis Tjazerua-Auala family in Namibia [9] 6 Michele and Daria Pokarel family in Nepal[9]
2 Michaela and Tino Carloanta family in Romania [9] 7 Aylin and Markus Sairua family in Kenya[9]
3 Dominic and Alicia Maksymyuk family in Ukraine [9] 8 Soner and Laura Ross family in Finland [9]
4 Robin and Vivien Lengenberg family in Seattle [9] 9 Shiva and Nico  ? family in Spain [9]
5 Vivien and Marcel Spence-Blackwell family in New Zealand [9] 10 Anna and Laura Dahl family in Montana[9]

Series 3 (2011)[edit]

Episode Teenagers Family Notes Episode Teenagers Family Notes
1 Jessika and Basti Dieme family in Senegal [9] 7 Sascha and Janine Miguras family in Siberia [9]
2 Laura and Marlon Bishnoi family in India [9] 8 Dennis and Michelle Aduna-Haru family in Etiopia [9]
3 Antonia and Max Machaca family in Peru [9] 9 Dennis and Janet Bozjigon family in Mongolia [9]
4 Dominik and Kalica Erdal family in Turkey [9] 10 Maurice and Angelina Pataxó family in Brazil [9]
5 Michele and Daria Pokarel family in Nepal [9] 11 Danny and Jasmin Lundberg family in Iceland [9]
6 Samer and Dana Marika family in Australia [9] 12 Marta and Fabian ? family in Madagascar [9]
13 Timmy and Anne Lopes family in Cape Verde [9]

Unlike the original series, the teenagers don`t know they are going to different parents and think it`s a holiday trip. The new family usually does not speak German and the teenagers likewise usually don't speak any other language than German so they can only talk through translators. Therefore they do not have long conversation or are given advice as in the original series.


Series 1 (2012)[edit]

In Poland the show is called "Surowi Rodzice"(strict parents). It is broadcast by TVN.


  1. ^ Meet the BBC's strictest mom – an Israeli, by Sharon Kanon, Israel21c, 2 July 2009
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac All episodes, CMT homepage
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j || All episodes, CMT homepage
  4. ^ Returning: Four Weddings, World's Strictest Parents, TV Tonight, 1 August 2011
  5. ^ Brownlow bumps X Factor, Rafters, TV Tonight, 19 September 2011
  6. ^ Returning: World's Strictest Parents | TV Tonight
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n All episodes, Seven Network homepage
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Verdens strengeste forældre, On TV (In Danish)
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak Folgen, Kabel Eins (In German)

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