In an upcoming report on parenting, NBC News' Kate Snow helps parents find out if the lessons they've been teaching their children are really sinking in. For the primetime special, airing on Monday, Sept. 13 (10:00-11:00 PM/ET), "Dateline" cameras capture kids reacting to various real-life situations such as being confronted by a stranger at the door, dealing with a bully, and getting into a car with a driver who says he has been drinking – as their parents watch on hidden cameras. The parents agreed to participate in the hopes of learning some valuable lessons and prompting a conversation between other parents and their children across the country.
Snow sits with the parents as they watch their children handle the different scenarios and gets their take – what surprised them, what didn't. In addition, parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba offers effective techniques for better parenting during this digital age.
The full hour, "The Perils of Parenting" is available on dateline.msnbc.com.