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Fox & Friends Parenting Segment Turns Weird: ‘How Many of You Went Potty This Morning?’

Welp, things got a little weird on the curvy couch this morning, when author Kevin Leman asked his hosts “how many of you went potty this morning?” In fairness, the conversation was in the context of parenting advice (in particular, the notion of bribing/rewarding kids to encourage behavior) though that made the reaction to Leman’s question no less awkward.

Leman, the author of parenting guidebook Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours offered thoughtful (and comedic) parenting advice for Fox & Friends viewers eager to learn how best to raise their children. The basic note of his appearance was the value of “authoritative” parenting versus “authoritarian” parenting.

But after describing an idealized way to respond to a straight-A report card, Leman seemed to want to pivot to potty training, when he asked his guests how many of them went potty this morning.

The usually quick-witted and occasionally facile Fox & Friends hosts seemed ill-prepared for the potty question, which lent itself to an unintentionally awkward – but not less charming – moment on the top-rated cable news morning show. It was if one could almost see the collective thought bubble above the curvy couch that read “oh no, this will be a post on Mediaite.”

And here we are!

Watch the video above courtesy of Fox News.

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