Frantic Family Rescue
Rescuing Australian kids from a culture of
PO Box 2009
‘Over parenting’ is now endemic in middle Australia. We’re madly pushing, polishing and protecting our kids. The result seems to be children who are at a loss when there’s a half hour gap in their schedule and a generation of permanently frazzled parents. What happens when world-renowned advocate for changing the pace of parenting, Carl Honoré, enters three Australian family homes where gadgets rule and fast is the only speed? He unplugs the kids and adults. He throws out their schedules and replaces the race with a journey.
Do their lives, relationships, thoughts and bodies feel better? Or is there no turning back?
Link to program on ABC iview
From whether it's the kids or the parents driving the over-achieving to how to live a more pleasurable and less stressed life, there's both food for thought and lots of take-home tips here.Melinda Houston, Sydney Morning Herald, 9 Aug 2015