The Modern Family Survival GuideLife is a complicated old thing. As if it isn't enough to have to try and understand how to connect your printer to the network, and remember the three thousand online passwords that seem to form the backbone of modern life, we've also got to try to understand how to raise children in a completely new family landscape. More and more of us are living in blended families; with stepmums, and stepdads, and stepcats... and we're also all facing new issues like technologically dependent teenagers, a tidal wave of alcohol and drugs, and a whole pile of other issues our parents generation didn't have to even consider.
In this entertaining evening which spans 13 billion years, and travels the lengths of the globe you'll learn all kinds of amazing things about where families come from, how we got to this stage, and what the future might hold. It's a complex and fraught issue trying to go from one family, to a new and different shaped one with different players and the blending of different histories and ideas about how things should be done. Are there any big do's and don'ts in blended families? And what about if you've got an angry ex? Or a new partner who doesn't get that being a stepparent isn't the same as being the parent? And what about if you're two mums? Or two dads? What if you're a grandparent raising grandchildren? And how do you navigate all the other issues which face modern families like sex, alcohol and drugs, and technology. In answer to these many and complex questions Nigel presents an evening of evidence-based opinion and simplifying common sense. Just because the problem is complicated, doesn't mean that the solution has to be.