Katherine Ryan: Parental Guidance
Katherine Ryan: Parental Guidance

Katherine Ryan: Parental Guidance

  • TV factual
  • W
  • 2024
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Series which observes Katherine Ryan juggling parenting and her career, and sees her investigating extreme parenting techniques. Also features Bobby Kootstra, Violet Ryan, Fred Kootstra and Fenna Grace Kootstra.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3 - Live For Now Or Live For The Future?

Katherine Ryan: Parental Guidance. Image shows left to right: Katherine Ryan, Violet Ryan
On the search to help her family be more ecologically sustainable, Katherine meets activist mum Sophie who takes Katherine and Violet along to a protest against fossil fuels.

Further details

Katherine also talks to the Fisher family who take their children out of school to travel. When they reveal their motivation for living for the moment, we learn that Katherine suffers from lupus and how this inspired her to have Violet fourteen years ago.

Also in this episode, Katherine's mum Julie arrives from Canada to help look after the kids - but will she end up freeing up Katherine's time by helping or cause more problems in the household by getting drunk with Bobby or clashing with Katherine?

Broadcast details

Monday 19th February 2024
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 22nd February 2024 9:40pm W
Saturday 24th February 2024 11:00pm W
Sunday 25th February 2024 10:00pm W
Saturday 23rd March 2024 11:00pm W

Cast & crew

Katherine Ryan Host / Presenter
Bobby Kootstra Self
Violet Ryan Self
Fred Kootstra Self
Fenna Grace Kootstra Self
Guest cast
Emma Svanberg (as Dr. Emma Svanberg) Self
Julia McCarthy Self
Alex Peacock Self
Production team
Maddy Ong DV Director
Bridie Riley DV Director
Gigi Eligoloff Series Producer
Katherine Ryan Producer
Lucy Palmer Executive Producer
Ben Wicks Executive Producer
Amy Dallmeyer Executive Producer
Kirsty Hanson Executive Producer
Katrina Hession Edit Producer
Sebastian Smith Producer/Director
Rosie Wilcox Producer/Director
Nina Stevens Producer/Director
Mike McKenna Editor
Greg Ayles Editor
Stefan Otto Director of Photography
Ben Richards Director of Photography
Daniel Hoare Graphics

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