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What do Real Housewives Know About Parenting?



Since The Real Housewives of New York City kicked off its second season Tuesday, viewers have welcomed Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen (the Brooklyn couple) back into their homes. (There's already been some serious drama.)

You may wonder what sound parenting advice they may have for parents. What kind of tips could an extremely wealthy couple living in New York City have for the average American family? Their posh lifestyles aren't exactly typical, and they've received flack for their children's moments of unruliness (remember when they were shrieking and eating food off of a guest's plate at a fancy dinner party?).

But that hasn't stopped them from making themselves heard -- they're working on a book together called The Urban Parent: Tales From a Real House in New York City. Alex and Simon are dedicated to their family, obsessed with their sons, and aren't reserved in talking about them. We grilled them about their sons, their parenting skills, and their luxurious and hectic New York City lifestyles.

Read the interview.

You be the judge -- will you buy their book?