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Do fathers need to step up and become more than just 'assistant mothers'?

An Australian international parenting guru is calling us spineless, gutless parents and says he can’t 'think of a childhood worse than what most Britons aspire to' for their children.

Bestselling author of Raising Boys, Steve Biddulph, blames Britain's success culture for the mental health epidemic among young people, especially girls and says it’s time to stop under-parenting, start to discipline more effectively and fathers need to step up and become more than just 'assistant mothers’.

But what do you think?

POLL: Should you encourage your children to eat their bogies?

What would you say if someone told you that picking your nose (and eating it!) could actually be good for you? Well according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, your bogies contain a raft of health benefits, providing good bacteria which help the teeth and form a mucus barrier against bad bacteria.

But should you encourage your children to do it? Have your say in our poll!

AHOY THERE! Alison takes to the seas with the RNLI

Ahoy there shipmates!

Today Alison is literally pushing the boat out to help launch the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's annual MayDay campaign.

For many of us MayDay means a bank holiday, but for the crews of the 237 RNLI lifeboat stations around the country, Mayday is a distress call that can see them drop everything to rush out to sea to put their lives on the line to save others, with staggering results.

Since it was founded in 1824 the RNLI has saved over 142,200 lives, and as Alison discovered when she visited the amazing St David's Lifeboat Station in Wales, this incredible achievement is made more so by the fact that 95 per cent of RNLI personnel are volunteers and all their work is funded entirely by donation.

So make sure you report to your TV screen ship shape and Bristol fashion, to find out more about this incredible organisation and to see Alison take command of a lifeboat (albeit for about 30 seconds), as it puts to sea in spectacular fashion.

Coming up on Thursday's show

Coming up, the international parenting guru who says British mums and dads are to blame for the rising children's mental health crisis - has he got a point?

Sadie Frost shares her secrets to health, happiness and feeing youthful in your fifties and beyond.

And no - it's not an April Fool! Hear why picking your nose and eating it could actually be good for you.

Join us from 10:30 for all this and more.

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