Frantic Family Rescue

Title: Frantic Family Rescue

TV Channel: ABC 1 (Australia only)

Date: August 11

Time: 9:20pm

Across the globe, where money and opportunity collide, childhood is now a race to perfection. With children expected to pile up academic, artistic and athletic achievements, parenting has come to resemble a cross between a competitive sport and product development.
Result: many modern families are stretched to breaking point.

Enter Carl Honoré, the world’s leading advocate of the Slow Movement. His mission: to slow down the pace of family life to make children (and parents) happier, healthier and more successful.

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In ABC TV’s Frantic Family Rescue, Carl has four weeks to reboot three high-octane Australian families. It’s a crash course where parents and kids go cold turkey – stepping off the treadmill of rushing, busyness, screen-addiction and constant striving. For a whole month, they are forced to unplug their gadgets, tear up their schedules and do things for the sheer joy of them rather than because they might look good on a CV.

Do the three families heed Carl’s advice and reap the benefits? Or is there no turning back from our frantic lifestyles?

Tune in to find out….