iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Episode 3

Listen now 45 mins

Listen in pop-out player

Episode 3

Bringing Up Britain, Series 2 Episode 3 of 4

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 22 April 2009

Mariella Frostrup hosts a debate about parenting with families, experts and policy-makers.

Exploring step-parenting and 'blended families' from the point of view of parents, children and society.

By the age of 16, one in eight children has been through parental separation and is living with a 'new' parent. For some children such changes can be problematic, while others thrive in stepfamilies. How can parents help their children to adapt and what do we know about the impact of blended families on children?

Featuring the story of Darren, who has two teenage children, as does his partner. However, the children do not get on and Darren is worried that the situation is putting strain on all involved.

With guests Christine Tufnell of Care for the Family, Penny Mansfield from the relationship charity One Plus One, Nick Woodall from the Centre for Separated Families, and Elly Farmer, a clinical psychologist who also speaks for the Centre for Social Justice on family issues.

  • Bringing Up Britain Messageboard: step-parenting and blended families

    Bringing Up Britian is exploring step-parenting and 'blended families' from the point of view of parents, children and society.

    Have your say about the programme, opinions on modern parenting and the issues families face across the UK on the Bringing Up Britain messageboard.

    Add your comments to the messageboard

Broadcasts

Find out more about Bringing Up Britain partners The Open University

Open University logo

Find out more about Bringing Up Britain partners The Open University

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss