By KATE HUNTER
Once the ante-natal classes are done and the fancy schmancy pram has been ordered, I believe all first-time parents should be sat down – forcibly if necessary – and made to watch ‘Finding Nemo’.
Not just because it’s a great movie, and not because it’s important to watch kids’ movies before your child sees them (this jury’s out on that one) but because it’s loaded with brilliant advice for parents and it’s heaps more fun than ploughing through a Steve Biddulph book, highlighter in hand.
Who’d have thought an uptight clownfish would demonstrate everything that’s wrong with helicopter parenting? Nemo’s dad Marlin is the piscatorial poster-boy for helicopter parents. But even learns that hovering does no one any good, and backing his kid is invariably a better option.