TV Guide: Parental Guidance on Nine and 9Now

Parental Guidance

• Families will laugh at their fails, share advice, and celebrate their successes

When it comes to modern-day parenting, none of us are nailing it, but we all have an opinion on how it should be done. Channel Nine’s new series, Parental Guidance, premieres Monday, November 1, at 7.30pm.

Ally Langdon and Australian parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson put opinionated parents, with diverse parenting methods, to the test through a series of challenges in the search for Australia’s best parenting style. 

Every episode the challenges escalate in difficulty, pushing families to their limits to discover their strengths and the areas they can improve. Here they’ll laugh at their fails, share advice, and most importantly celebrate their successes, even when the parent in question can’t see it for themselves. 

See More: Parental Guidance: Everything you need to know

Mediaweek spoke to Langdon ahead of the show’s premiere, and she said that even from the hosting position she’d learned a lot by being part of Parental Guidance.

“I was really fascinated to see how each of these different styles work, and I took a little bit from all of them. That’s what I think a lot of families at home will do because there are a lot of families in the country who are probably a little bit like my husband and me who haven’t really thought about how we’re going to parent our kids – whatever we do instinctively is what happens. I know that my husband and I, we’re better parents because of this experiment, we’ve actually sat down and talked about things that I feel that we could do better.” 

Parental Guidance

Parental Guidance hosts Dr Justin Coulson and Ally Langdon

The Families

Taking part are:

• Strict parenting style: Andrew and Miriam from NSW
• Nature parenting style: Liadhan and Richard from SA
• Attachment parenting style: Lara and Andrew from VIC
• Routine parenting style: Brett and Tony from VIC  
• French parenting style: Yann and Donna from NSW
• Tiger parenting style: Kevin and Debbie from NSW
• Home school parenting style: Deb from QLD  
• Helicopter parenting style: Rachel and Sam from QLD
• Free range parenting style: Penny and Daniel from NSW  
• Disciplined parenting style: Rob and Sioux from SA  

See More: Parental Guidance: Everything you need to know about the families

Parental Guidance premieres: Monday, November 1, At 7.30pm on Channel Nine and 9now

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