Honey We're Killing The Kids
Broadcaster Three (New Zealand)
2006 - 7 x 1 Hour
This series provides an opportunity for seven sets of parents to fast forward into their children’s futures to get a glimpse of their lives if their unhealthy parenting continues. Using state-of-the-art technology, these parents will see images of what their children will look like when they reach middle age, if they continue their current unhealthy lifestyles. 'Honey We're Killing The Kids' performs a series of medical, nutritional and psychological tests on each child, based on their current lifestyle.
After each of the children undergoes this series of tests, pictures of the children, their parents and their extended family will be used to get a good idea of how the children could look a the age of 40. For many parents, the rosy future they had pictured for their children, doesn't match the image before their eyes. Often the children are found to be unhealthy, unhappy, under-achievers, and it seems it's largely their parents' fault.
Experts work with the parents as they attempt to transform their family's lifestyle and change the face of their children's future.