Even those children, who succeed in reality shows, when they achieve sudden and short-lived fame, become arrogant and their growth as normal children stops. The fame through reality shows fades fast and even the successful children find it difficult to cope up with the situation in which there is no more the limelight and adulation.
At times, parents too put a lot of pressure on their kids to participate in the reality shows because of the allurement of the big prize money. They employ experts to coach their children to push them harder and perform better.
Consequently, children loose out their childhood. Also, during the contest, when children do not come up to expectations, they become afraid to face parents and public both. Anyway, only one child succeeds in the last, but rest all, in a large number receive a stigma of failure.
I too feel that children's reality shows distorted reality of life and they are against the tenets of development psychology. They seem to doing more harm than good.