Two rebellious British teenagers experience strict parenting abroad, as 16-year-old wild child Daniel Eyre and 17-year-old spoilt brat Forrest Talbott get new parents in Holland. For a week they must live with the Van Berkels, a regular hardworking family who believe the key to good parenting is trust.
Dad Jan works in insurance and his wife Liesbeth works three jobs and demands that son Frank and daughter Amber to do their bit to add to family life. Parenting in Holland is as tough as anywhere, especially given the country’s liberal attitudes to drink, drugs and sex. But the Van Berkels are raising their kids to to believe that excess is for losers and follow a zero tolerance attitude to drugs. They give their kids freedom, but demand responsibility in return.
Unsurprisingly, the British teenagers take advantage of the trust placed in them at the first opportunity, but they soon get their comeuppance. Forrest and Daniel must work hard to regain the parents’ trust.
Can Liesbeth get Daniel to wake up to the consequences of his party lifestyle? And will spoilt Forrest grow up and learn to respect her parents?