Parenting For Idiots. Image shows from L to R: Jonathan Ross, Jamie Laing, Lauren Laverne, Chris Ramsey.

Parenting For Idiots

Channel 4 factual about parenting. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2017. Features Ashley Jensen.

Parenting For Idiots. Image shows from L to R: Jamie Laing, Mark-Francis Vandelli.

Parenting For Idiots

Comic show about children and parenting

Channel 4
3   (1 series)
Ashley Jensen
Kate Staples

Forget the calm, idyllic parenting shown in ads - real parenting is not a fairy tale. It's the ultimate test of patience, hygiene and nerve.

Parenting For Idiots takes an honest look at the world's most common job, and highlights what parents everywhere have always known but never wanted to say - being a parent is tough. From the constant nappy changing of infancy, to the awkward "you're not wearing that" chat with your teenager, raising a child is a journey mired with many sleepless nights. Not to mention utter confusion as you wonder the whole time whether you're screwing it up. But if you think everyone else is getting it right, and you're the only idiot, think again. It's time to tell it like it is.

Through hysterical interviews with famous parents and baby test drives for childless celebrities, Parenting For Idiots uncovers the humour and universal truths in all aspects of parenting.

Production Details

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 2nd February 2017 on Channel 4 at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 16th February 2017 on Channel 4 at 10pm
Last repeat
Tuesday 17th October 2017 at 11:25pm

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