I absolutely believe that reality shows make growing up more difficult for the children of the shows' stars. Not only are the children thrust into a world of constant surveillance, with their entire lives being filmed and broadcast for all the world to see, they are often deprived of the attention their parents, as their parents' focus is on their role on the television show as opposed to their role as a parent.
While these children of reality TV stars are incredibly privileged, constantly being in the spotlight can be harmful for their childhood. Often their parents are incredibly busy and they may not have a lot of family time. Additionally, everything they do is intensely scrutinized. When my friends or I made mistakes as children we were grounded or did not get dessert after dinner, but these children are judged by much of the population for each mistake they make, big or small.
Joshua Waring should be held criminally liable for attempted murder. Waring should not get any special treatment just because he is the son of a former reality show actress. However, reality shows can make life more difficult for the children of stars in them. The media will scrutinize every action that a child of a reality show actor does. The children of reality stars basically live their lives under a giant microscope for everyone to watch. In short, reality shows do make life more difficult for the offspring.
No, reality shows do not make life more difficult for offspring, especially since people on the shows are paid. This is an easy job that brings fame and the opportunity to make a fortune if the stars of the show play their cards well. The fact that is mother was on a reality show is no excuse for Joshua Waring.