Born Naughty?, a four-part series exploring child behavioural issues, starts on Thursday 14th May at 8pm on Channel 4.
Each episode, family GP Dr Dawn Harper (Embarrassing Bodies) and consultant paediatrician Dr Ravi Jayaram are helping two children with behavioural problems, as well as their long-suffering parents who often have to wait years for a definitive diagnosis and appropriate help. Is the issue an undiagnosed medical condition, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism, or is parenting the problem?
“It was heartbreaking to watch. A crucial lesson for us all that there are some issues even the most committed and well-meaning parents in the world can’t combat alone.”
Isabel, Mohan, The Telegraph
“I think a lot of parents watching Born Naughty? will be thinking: you know what, it might not always seem like it, but we actually have it pretty easy.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian
“Born Naughty? not only provides schadenfreude-solace for parents of slightly better-behaved brats, but also hope for all. Apparently, there’s no wild child who can’t be tamed with some intensive professional help.”
Ellen E Jones, The Independent
“It conveyed a real sense of families at the end of their tether, who had sacrificed everything to help their child and realised it still wasn’t enough… This documentary – the first of four – could mark the beginning of a more responsible and intelligent attitude to parenting programmes.”
Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail
“It was, in the main, a fascinating look at family relationships and, hopefully, did a favour to the people involved. It also made you feel for those troubled families who don’t have access to the experts and are stuck with the half-baked opinions of everyone else.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express