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Episode 4

Bringing Up Britain, Series 2 Episode 4 of 4

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 29 April 2009

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

Dealing with children who don't fit in easily can be challenging for parents and teachers, but if we seek to modify behaviour and attitude too much, do we risk homogenising children?

Featuring a mother who feels that her inattentive and quirky son is a problem at home and school. She worries that she is failing him by trying to mould him to be more like her other children, but also feels strongly that he needs to fit in to get on in life.

Mariella's guests are writer and journalist Fiona Millar, youth worker Shaun Bailey, Dr Jackie Ravet of Aberdeen University and law lecturer Daniel Monk.

  • Bringing Up Britain Message Board: children who don't fit in

    This programme looks at dealing with children who don't fit in easily. This can be challenging for parents and teachers, but if we seek to modify behaviour and attitude too much, do we risk homogenising children?

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