Parents of children with behavioral issues get help from Dr. Tanya Byron, a clinical psychologist. The families move into a custom-designed home where cameras follow their every move and document each parent's struggle to regain control.
The week is up and emotions are running high as the families look back at their relationships before they arrived, then get parting advice from Dr. Byron on how to apply the lessons they've learned in the real world.
Parents make breakthroughs with each other in how they need to work together for themselves and for their children. The adults make mementos of their week at the house and address the progress they've made.