December 01, 2006 20:07 ET

Parents Enter a Life-Changing Last Resort in TLC's "THE HOUSE OF TINY TERRORS"

Six-Night Event Kicks Off December 10 at 8 PM (ET/PT) With Two-Hour Special

SILVER SPRING, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 1, 2006 -- The Learning Channel offers hope for desperate parents with "THE HOUSE OF TINY TERRORS," a new series that follows three families as they struggle to regain control of their kids and their lives. Struggling with severe behavioral issues, the distraught families agree to move into a custom-designed home for six days, under the watchful eye of clinical psychologist Dr. Tanya Byron, who offers sound, honest advice.

Hosted by author and mother Karen "Duff" Duffy, "THE HOUSE OF TINY TERRORS" premieres Sunday, December 10, with two back-to-back episodes from 8-10 PM (ET/PT). It continues nightly through Friday, December 15, from 8-9 PM (ET/PT).


"THE HOUSE OF TINY TERRORS" tackles common struggles that many families experience on a daily basis. With more than 35 hidden cameras, viewers will see distressed families coping with a hyperactive three-year-old who thinks he is the head of the household, two-year-old twins who refuse to eat and go to sleep on time, and a two-year-old who constantly hits and bites his mom.

Getting at the root of the misconduct is "THE HOUSE OF TINY TERRORS" resident expert Dr. Byron, who critiques the activities and choices of the children to offer simple solutions that cut through the destructive dynamics and effect long-term change for each family. Through video sharing and private consultations, the parents are confronted head-on and, as a result, are able to begin making changes in their discipline styles and their own behavior. Through their work with Dr. Byron, and with two other families under the same roof for venting and encouragement, the experience becomes one of mutual support, with everyone completely focused on this intense personal and emotional journey. "There is no greater change in one's life than becoming a parent," says David Abraham, executive vice president and general manager of TLC. "'THE HOUSE OF TINY TERRORS' brims with solutions to the problems parents encounter. Viewers will surely see something of themselves in the three participating families and know that they are not in this alone."

Once the families enter the "THE HOUSE OF TINY TERRORS," they will need to open up to Dr. Byron, to the other families -- and most of all to themselves -- about the issues they face, and work on them to find a resolution. A life-changing last resort, "THE HOUSE OF TINY TERRORS" is these parents' best hope to turn their families' lives around. "THE HOUSE OF TINY TERRORS" is produced for TLC by Outline Productions. Outline also produces the hit UK series "House of Tiny Tearaways" for BBC Three. For Outline, executive producer is Laura Mansfield. For TLC, executive producer is Mark Poertner.

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