Shanee Edwards is a screenwriter who earned her master's degree at UCLA Film School. She recently won the Next MacGyver television writing competition to create a TV show about a female engineer. Her TV pilot, Ada and the Machine, is cur...
Lifetime movies are not only entertaining. They offer some of the best, if not harsh, parenting advice you can find on your television. Here's just some of the mom-wisdom we've gleaned over the years by taking these stories deep into our dark hearts.
In Seeds of Yesterday, we learned that really bad sin, like incest, can actually shrink to a microscopic size, fit into your blood vessels and mingle with your red and white blood cells. Seriously, it's true.
Turns out that if you lock your kids in an attic for more than a few weeks, they get really, really mad, so you probably shouldn't do it, like, ever. Thanks for the valuable lesson, If There Be Thorns!
As a parent, it's very important to express your own needs, no matter how small. Watching Liz and Dick taught us that it's your kids' job to entertain you in life's slower moments, so be sure to let them know. Also, crying helps get the point across.
We all want our teenage daughters to exhibit pristine manners and decorum, so by watching Fab Five: Texas Cheerleader Scandal, we learned that referring to one's nail polish while giving someone the finger sends the most polite "f*** you" of all.
In addition to teaching us that sexting can damage your daughter's repuation, Sexting in Suburbia taught us that those dials on lockers are laden with germs. Keep hand santizer in your backpack at all times.
Grace of Monaco taught us that it's not enough to encourage our daughters to be beautiful, successful actresses who play princesses in movies. We want them to be real princesses because, hey, princesses are way better and get to wear crowns with real jewels, not cheap costume ones.