Listen: Hear Dr Justin Coulson explain how appearing on 'Parental Guidance' improved his parenting
When it comes to parenting, people often have very strong opinions, even if they don’t have kids themselves.
But nobody likes to hear their own parenting being criticised.
Parental Guidance is a new show on Channel Nine where 10 couples are forced to evaluate each other’s parenting styles.
Dr Justin Coulson is one of the hosts of the new show, alongside Ally Langdon from Nine’s Today.
“It’s a show that is about celebrating and understanding parenting more than it’s about competing,” Justin explained.
“What we’ve got is a set of really brave parents who are willing to hold a mirror up to their own parenting and look at themselves and they’re doing it on national television.
“It’s hard enough to look at your own parenting and to say, ‘Gee, I’m pretty ordinary sometimes’, but to do it on national television – they are brave and courageous.”
Justin said every single family that was involved in the show was really clear on one thing: their parenting improved as a result of being on the show.
“It made me want to be a better parent, just watching other parents doing their best to raise their kids well,” – Dr Justin Coulson from Happy Families
‘Here’s the funny thing, as the parenting expert, the guy whose supposed to have all the answers, I can’t believe how much my parenting changed either,” he said.
“It made me want to be a better parent, just watching other parents doing their best to raise their kids well.
“I walked out with more intention and more commitment to being the best parent I can be. It’s just inspiring.”
Parental Guidance with Dr Justin Coulson and Ally Langdon airs tonight, November 1, on Channel Nine and on demand on 9Now.
Listen to the full interview with Dr Justin Coulson on Hope Mornings in the player above.