Family Rules finale reviewed in the Sydney Morning Herald

What’s on TV: Wednesday, December 19

Family Rules (Final)

NITV, 8.30pm

One of the showers is broken, there’s a dispute over make-up and no one knows what’s for dinner. But none of this daunts Daniella, who remains preternaturally calm, loving and controlled, most of the time. The mother of nine girls, who works full-time and is studying for a degree in social science, gives new meaning to the idea of a quiet achiever. The final episode of this second season of the documentary series focuses on her life and family: her struggle to find some space to study, a visit to her mother and her relationships with her justifiably admiring daughters. It’s an inspiring profile of a motivated woman who juggles an exceptionally demanding life with grace.


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