Parental Guidance on Channel 9 – Spiritual, Team, Stage and Influencer parents leave nothing in the tank as they show us how they give their kids skills to protect their lives and get them to face their fears.

Another parenting finalist is chosen by the panel parents in the search for Australia’s best parenting style. Hosted by Ally Langdon with Dr Justin Coulson.

About the Show

While there is no such thing as the perfect parent, Parental Guidance will determine the parenting style that comes close when it returns for another thought-provoking season to ignite nationwide conversations on Monday, June 5, at 7.30pm on Channel 9 and 9Now.

Building upon the phenomenal success of its first season, Parental Guidance returns with 12 new parenting styles with remarkably distinctive methods and unique approaches to parenting. The diverse range of parents will take centre stage to be unpacked, judged and scrutinised under the guidance of returning dynamic duo Ally Langdon, the esteemed host of A Current Affair, and Dr Justin Coulson, one of Australia’s most trusted parenting experts.

Each set of parents will get a taste of their own medicine when it comes to report-card results as their approach to parenting is reviewed, reacted to and discussed on the Parents’ Lounge, ultimately leading to a vote for Australia’s best style.

Faced with more tough challenges that are grounded in real-life scenarios – such as navigating the dark side of online gaming and the internet, posing for the picture-perfect family photo, defending yourself against a bully, or discussing the birds and the bees – the outcomes are authentic, joyful and shocking. From Outback to Influencer, Unstructured to Honest, Spiritual to Stage, each parenting style’s strengths and weaknesses are laid bare.

Prepared for the good, bad and ugly side of all kinds of parenthood, Ally Langdon said:

“Parenting is like treading water while juggling – just when you think you’ve got the hang of it, another ball gets thrown into the mix!

“That’s why this show is so important and such a privilege to be a part of, because not only do we get the opportunity to witness some incredible people raise awesome kids, we all get to learn a thing or ten along the way.”

Dr Coulson, who outside of helping families raise strong, caring children is a father to six daughters, said:

“There’s something really special about the connection between a family unit, so I’m excited to see how these twelve different dynamics respond when being put to the test.

“The beauty of this environment is that it’s safe and controlled, which allows us all to arm ourselves with knowledge and a strong sense of responsibility ahead of these scenarios playing out in real time.”

Parental Guidance is produced by Eureka Productions for the 9Network.


TV Central podcast with Dr. Justin Coulson HERE

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Parental Guidance on Channel 9