Tony is confident, given his excellent parenting record, his new Brooklyn-bred ward Billy Napoli has settled in. However when the angelic rascal starts at school, things go badly wrong. What seemed a case of snobbish newbie-bullying turns out to be all-round aggression from Billy. Tony and Angela, whose boyfriend loses his patience having to take a backseat to her 'mothering', take a parenting course with senior softies Herb and Willa, who recommend a fully 'positive' approach. Billy however thrives only under selfish Mona's childishly simple terms.