Girls just wanna have fun

ALONE AT HOME Chan­nel 4, 8pm

Western Morning News - - Tonight’s Tv -

LEAV­ING your kids home alone for a long week­end doesn’t sound like the best idea. Un­less of course you’re happy for your house to be trashed or your kids to raid the drinks cabi­net.

“Un­less we do some­thing dan­ger­ous or il­le­gal, there are no bound­aries,” says one child glee­fully to cam­era.

This is a unique ex­per­i­ment that sees four sets of par­ents leave their kids home alone for four days to look af­ter them­selves.

With stud­ies re­veal­ing that Bri­tish par­ents are among the most anx­ious in Europe, is he­li­copter par­ent­ing stop­ping kids from be­ing in­de­pen­dent?

The kids are aged eight to 16 and a cou­ple of dozen re­mote cam­eras will be watch­ing them the en­tire time. So if one does get into any se­ri­ous trou­ble, some­one can help.

But the rules are, there are no rules, so cut to scenes of one pour­ing vodka, wa­ter fights, flour fights, din­ners of squirty cream out of a can and the in­evitable sib­ling squab­bles – ie. full blown EastEn­ders style rows.

In this episode, Na­talie ad­mits she does too much for daugh­ters Mil­lie, 16, and Lau­rel, 13.

“She acts like our slave some­times,” says Mil­lie – per­fectly happy about it though. Step­dad Dan thinks Na­talie is a soft touch.

As they drive off, Mil­lie is ec­static, while Lau­rel looks ner­vous. Their step­brother Ethan, 14, will be join­ing them.

But with im­me­di­ate prob­lems such as: “How are we get­ting to school in the morn­ing?” it’s a steep learn­ing curve. Will three teens do the right thing or will there be chaos?

Will this be a great op­por­tu­nity for Mil­lie and Lau­rel to show how ma­ture they are – or a ter­ri­fy­ing or­deal?

The girls with step­dad Dan, step­brother Ethan and mum, Na­talie

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