Honey We’re Killing The Kids

Dr. Louise Schofield teaches the Rodgers some family respect
Tuesday, December 12th at 7:30pm TV 3

This week Dr. Louise Schofield has three out-of-control boys on her hands, and needs to teach them some family respect on Honey We’re Killing The Kids, screening Tuesday, December 12th at 7:30pm.

Julie and Dean Rodgers have three boys, 13-year-old Mason, 9-year-old Cameron and 7-year-old Brandon, who are from Ranui in West Auckland.

Chaos rules this family, and Louise insists these very hyperactive boys need to use their energy playing outdoors rather than watching TV all the time.

Each week Dr. Schofield performs a series of medical, nutritional and psychological tests on each child, based on their current lifestyle, and afterwards pictures of the children, their parents and their extended family will be used to get a good idea of how the children could look at the age of 40.

Dr. Schofield shows mum and dad that they need to lead by example and set boundaries in place so the boys know where they stand, but this means mum and dad have to change how they behave as parents.

Her aim is to restructure everything this family do from dawn to dusk, including a complete change in diet to healthy food, and enforced bedtimes.

‘Whistle Time’ is introduced – when a conflict arises the whistle is blown and the family has to sit on the couch, count to ten and write down what they’re angry about and then talk to each other calmly about the situation.

Tune in to see if Dr. Schofield can transform the Rodgers’ lifestyle and change the face of their children’s future before it’s too late, on Honey We’re Killing The Kids, screening Tuesday, December 12th at 7:30pm.

Eleven-year-old Matthew Smith is addicted to chocolate and television, and Dr. Louise Schofield prescribes the treatment on Honey We’re Killing The Kids, screening Tuesday, December 5th at 7:30pm.

Mum Sheryn, Dad Maia, and their son Matthew are from Te Awamutu in the Waikato, and at age eleven Matthew is already obese and things need to change now before it’s too late.

Matthew watches over 40 hours of TV a week, loves chocolate and junk food, and the only exercise he does is walking between the TV and the fridge.

Each week Dr. Schofield performs a series of medical, nutritional and psychological tests on each child, based on their current lifestyle, and afterwards pictures of the children, their parents and their extended family will be used to get a good idea of how the children could look at the age of 40.

Dr. Schofield bans sweets from Matthew’s diet, including all chocolate, ice cream, chips and lollies which have to be replaced with healthy snacks and fruit.

To help Matthew understand where vegetables come from, Dr. Schofield enlists the help of local market gardeners to establish a vegetable garden for the Smiths and gives Matthew the responsibility of looking after the garden.

Dr. Schofield wants Matthew to help mum in the kitchen, as helping in food preparation will help Matthew want to eat the food he has helped prepared.

New guidelines are laid down for them to follow on everything from diet, exercise, literacy, sleep and leisure activities, with additional challenges for Sheryn and Maia.

Matthew and his dad enrol in a judo class which gets Matthew off the couch and also spending some much needed one on one time with dad.

Tune in to see if Dr. Schofield can transform the Smith’s lifestyle and change the face of Matthew’s future before it’s too late, on Honey We’re Killing The Kids, screening Tuesday, December 5th at 7:30pm.

Single mum Monique Davidson lets her seven-year-old son Garrett do whatever he wants, and the power in this household has to change on Honey We’re Killing The Kids, screening Tuesday, November 28th at 7:30pm.

The Davidsons are from Christchurch and mum Monique lets her son Garrett eat and do exactly as he wants, and it’s having a negative affect on both of them.

Each week Dr. Louise Schofield performs a series of medical, nutritional and psychological tests on each child, based on their current lifestyle, and afterwards pictures of the children, their parents and their extended family will be used to get a good idea of how the children could look at the age of 40.

Dr. Schofield suggests Monique needs to put the control back in her court but after seven years of Garrett having his own way, which is going to be a challenge for Monique.

New guidelines are laid down for them to follow on everything from diet, exercise, literacy, sleep and leisure activities, with additional challenges for Monique.

It proves to be a battle of wills as Monique tries to put a daily routine in place, eat healthy food and get Garrett to be active, a change from his present lifestyle of putting up a fight every time he is asked to do something.

Dr. Schofield wants Garrett to start taking some responsibility for himself and Monique to learn how to “say no” to him, and tries to help Garrett develop other interests apart from the TV, and enrols him in an art class.

Tune in to see if Dr. Schofield can transform the Davidson’s lifestyle and change the face of Garrett’s future before it’s too late, on Honey We’re Killing The Kids, screening Tuesday, November 28th at 7:30pm.

Dr. Louise Schofield has a real challenge on her hands this week as she attempts to overhaul a Manurewa family’s complete lifestyle, everything they do from first thing in the morning to the last thing at night in Honey We’re Killing The Kids, screening Tuesday, November 21st at 7:30pm.

In each episode Dr. Schofield performs a series of medical, nutritional and psychological tests on each child, based on their current lifestyle, and afterwards pictures of the children, their parents and their extended family will be used to get a good idea of how the children could look at the age of 40.

The results are shocking for the Grey family, as Mum Taasha and Dad Kawa find it hard to believe that their children, nine-year-old Ramari and two-year-old Ethan, could look so unhealthy at 40 if their current lifestyle continues.

The Greys each watch over 45 hours of television a week and their diet is high in saturated fat, sugar and salt as the family eat fast food at least four times a week. If this lifestyle continues it will result in obesity and a high chance of cancer, heart disease and will take at least 16 years off their life expectancy.

Nearly every aspect of their lifestyle is unhealthy with Taasha and Kawa smoking a combined 280 cigarettes a week and Ramari medically overweight at age nine, often falling asleep in front of the television after her parents have gone to bed.

Dr. Schofield lays down new guidelines for them to follow on everything from diet, exercise, literacy, sleep and leisure activities, with additional challenges involving alone time for the parents.

She attempts to work with the parents as they try to transform their family’s lifestyle and change the face of their children’s future.

Tune in to see if Dr. Schofield can help alter this Manurewa family’s lifestyle before it’s too late, on Honey We’re Killing The Kids, screening Tuesday, November 21st at 7:30pm.

Presented by Health Expert Dr. Louise Schofield, 3’s new local show Honey We’re Killing the Kids premieres on Tuesday, November 7th at 7:30pm on TV3

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. The tests have been devised by the team from Health and Human Performance.

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 at 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 underachievers, and it seems it’s largely their parents’ fault.

Dr. Schofield works with the parents as they attempt to transform their family’s lifestyle and change the face of their children’s future. She lays down new guidelines for them to follow on everything from diet, exercise, literacy, sleep and leisure activities, with additional challenges tailored to particular families.

What effect will these changes have on the children’s futures? Find out on the new local series Honey We’re Killing The Kids, premiering Tuesday, November 7th at 7:30pm on 3.