I was interviewed on BBC Radio London today by Vanessa Feltz about the Channel 4 Programme ” Child Genius” because viewers have questioned whether the Channel 4 show went too far as two boys were shown sobbing after losing the competition.

I work with many families whose children are anxious, stressed because of the unrealistic expectations of their parents.

We all want our kids to do well, to be the best they can be and to blossom and bloom in whatever direction their talents and skills take them and it’s not for us as parents to live our lives vicariously through them.

The problem made for uncomfortable viewing – what did you think?

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