7:30pm – Wednesday, August 5 on Seven
Will Australia’s most troublesome teenagers meet their match tonight on WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS?
Each week a pair of head-strong Aussie teens will be sent overseas to live with some of the world’s strictest parents. These parents have tough rules. And even tougher punishments. But can they tame our wild teens?
This week Emily and Harry are bound for the small Irish village of Whitechurch to live with Mary and John Coleman and their five children. As practicing Catholics, their parenting is based on morality and tradition.
“Religion is a very clear cut, simple method in keeping yourself on the straight and narrow,” Mary says. “You have to be strict in order to love your children properly.”
But they’ll have their work cut out for them with this week’s naughty duo. Emily, 16, is meant to be attending TAFE but she spends most days sleeping, watching daytime TV and throwing wild parties. Earlier this year the Sydney-sider was busted for driving under the influence, without even having a license. “I got to high school and discovered make-up and hair straighteners and boys and drinking and that was more important than school work,” she says.
And her companion, Harry, is quite a handful too. According to dad Robin, “Harry steals, he lies, he swears, he goes out and doesn’t tell us where he’s going. The Perth tearaway drinks, destroys property, puts holes in doors, rips gates off hinges.” A few months ago he was even caught stealing a laptop from a teacher at school. After a string of explosive incidents he’s now onto his third high school.
Will new rules and the taste of a different way of life change them for the better? Can they learn the error of their ways and turn their lives around before it’s too late?
WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS is hosted by AXLE WHITEHEAD.