EPISODE 4 – ALISON, ANYA, 15, FREYA, 13, EVIE, 10 & ISLA, 8
In the final episode, single-mum Alison, a nutritional therapist from Nottinghamshire, wants to see if leaving her four daughters to have complete freedom over a long weekend will make them more self-sufficient.
Alison worries that having raised the girls by herself for the past seven years, she has overcompensated in doing everything for them and “created the monster,” hampering the independence they need to become strong independent women.
Anya, the eldest sister at 15, admits she’s not very responsible and is often in “dream world.” While she still wants to prove that she can take charge while her mum’s away, she has competition from second eldest, 13-year-old, Freya.
Then there’s Isla, aged 8 and Evie, aged 10. Evie has spent only a few hours away from her mum before this weekend and Alison worries that, as she’s soon to start secondary school, Evie needs to grow up.
For Alison, she’s about to spend the longest time away she’s had from her girls in seven years. Can she stop worrying and “holding too tightly on to them,” and can the sisters step up?