Workaholic Parents are ‘Kidnapped by the Kids’ on OWN Tonight

OWN LogoCalling all working parents! Many of you are struggling to balance the overwhelming demands of work and family, especially in a time when BlackBerries and remote access make it even harder than ever to determine where work commitments end and home life begins. Tonight at 9pm ET/PT, OWN premieres a new series, Kidnapped by the Kids, which lets the kids call the shots for once.

In each episode of Kidnapped by the Kids, a workaholic parent is whisked away for a week of quality time with their kids, and given an eye-opening wake-up call about how their families are affected by their work lives. The experience culminates with a commitment ceremony where the kidnapped parent promises to stay better connected to the family.

Check out this extended sneak peek at an episode of Kidnapped by the Kids (and warning — keep tissues nearby):