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The Politically Incorrect Guide to Parenting


The Politically Incorrect Guide to Parenting on Heartland

Mondays at 8.30pm from 5 September 

About the show

Just when you could be forgiven for thinking the beige brigade had won, or were on the verge of giving up and abandoning the field to the kind of people who really do think it isn't safe for kids to climb trees and poke each other in the eyes with sticks, along comes The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show.

Flying in the face of 'conventional wisdom', clinical psychologist Nigel Latta, takes a completely irreverent poke at the world of modern parenting, and asks whether we've all lost our way just a little? Maybe even a lot? How did parenting ever get this hard? How come our parents just got on with it yet we worry about every last little thing? And why do modern children seem to think that the world really does revolve around them?

In this fast-paced, entertaining mixture of LIVE stage show, animation, documentary, and some choice archive from 'the good old days', Latta peels back the layers of silliness that have gradually sucked a lot of the fun out of childhood, and have layered guilt on parents, while at the same time destroying our confidence in our basic ability to grow happy, healthy kids.

The six part series sees Latta take viewers on an irreverent and totally non-PC ride to parenting. This is all the stuff they never told you about in antenatal classes and so much more. On top of all that, the series also gives parents some simple, tried and true strategies for dealing with all the common problems mums and dads face every day.


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