Two wayward British teenagers experience strict parenting on the other side of the world, as 17-year-old single mum Hannah Thorpe from Liverpool and 17-year-old image-obsessed James Gowing from Leicester travel to Utah, USA.
For a week they must live under the strict rules of the God-fearing Peck family. Dad Spencer is a plumber, while his wife Nicholeen is a stay-at-home mum who home schools their four children. As devoted Mormons, the Pecks believe that rigid boundaries are key to raising a happy family and have prepared a set of rules for the British teens that include wearing modest clothing, no smoking and no drinking any stimulants like tea, coffee or cola.
Over the week the teens are strictly supervised as they do daily chores, attend home school lessons and help out on a local ranch. Can the Pecks' strict Mormon parenting and rigid moral code reach the wayward teens and help them alter their self-destructive ways?