Preview – Parenting for Idiots

Jonathan Ross - Parenting for Idiots

We’ve all been there, a child is causing havoc at the checkout in front of you and you can’t help thinking, if that was my child…

Parenting for Idiots features a panel of celebrities sharing their own magic parenting moments and horror stories, offering some top tips for new parents, whilst those child-free, experience for themselves a few of the challenges parents face looking after children.

In the last episode, the show takes a humorous look at the importance of laying down some ground rules early on, instilling discipline and sticking to a routine.

Sally Phillips talks us through behaviour charts, Frankie Boyle discusses appropriate viewing, Shappi Khorsandi describes the shame of public tantrums and Carrie Fisher slates unrealistic TV families.

The episode also has Lauren Laverne ranting about fussy eaters, features a trip down memory lane with Grace Dent talking about the good old days of 1970s parents and reveals horror stories from comedian Paul Chowdhry, as he is left in charge of a nine-year-old girl’s birthday party.

Parenting for Idiots, Thursday, 10pm – Channel 4