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How Far Have You Intervened In Your Child’s Life?

On her daughter Eliza’s school excursion, Erin Molan fears she may have gone too far to intervene with the trip.

Eliza’s 6th birthday was cancelled because the poor thing was unwell, so Erin understandably wants to make her daughter’s school excursion as stress free as possible.

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“The thought of her being nervous makes me feel sick.” Erin tells Hughesy and Ed.

In a bid to make the bus trip more comfortable for her six year old, Erin wants to make sure Eliza has a buddy to sit next to.

But when she asks, Eliza says she doesn’t have one yet.

“It goes back to my own days where no one picks us, or my best friend gets stolen by another girl.” Erin admits.

Erin then asks Eliza who she’d like to sit next to, and when her daughter tells her, Erin did what any other ‘normal’ parent would do.

She picked up the phone and texted the other girls mother.

“Did you offer money?” Hughesy jokes.

“No, but I put the heat on.” Erin laughs.

Hughesy reveals that his daughter told him that she had to sit alone on the bus after all of her friends had buddies already.

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“I was angry!” Hughesy tells Erin and Ed.

Erin’s concerned that maybe she overstepped by asking this mother that her daughter sits next to Eliza.

So the team took to our loyal listeners to hear the lengths they’ve gone to for their children.

“I’m a bit of a meddler.” Listener Beck says.

“I found some good parents and I facilitated playdates to make sure my kids built friendships with good families.” Beck says.

“I was making friends with people I’d never look at twice.” Listener Emerina tells Hughesy, Ed and Erin.

“You do what you can when your kids are at school.” Emerina says.

While Erin feels relieved other parents would do the same as her, listener Diana disagrees.

“You’ve got to let your kids grow up,”

“They’ve got to learn their life lessons.” Diana says.

Hughesy then admits for the first three months of kindergarten, no one spoke to him.

“I could not find a friend,”

“But you know what, look at me now!” Hughesy laughs.