Please Step In is a South African docu-reality television series which revolves around staging interventions with family members to help resolve challenges and problems with a particular member of their group.
The concept works in two parts. To start, through healing the rifts that divide them, family members sit down with the hosts to talk about the dynamics at play in their personal lives and why a particular individual is creating tension, unhappiness or concern.
Then, the individual at the centre of the issue is invited to engage with the family in a session facilitated by the show hosts, whose main objective is to try to help all involved find a more positive way forward.
Whether professional help is required or it's just a matter of learning to listen to one another, Please Step In attempts to unite the family around a common purpose.
Serious issues the series tackles include substance abuse, anti-social behaviour, violence and alcoholism.
Central to what is designed to be a healing process is the role of clear communication among families, as they work to restore harmony and hope to their troubled relationships.
The series now enters its fifth season, sharing resolutions to heavy conflicts within families.
Hosted by Angie Diale, this season's recurring theme explores the challenging relationships between mothers and their adult children.
In the Season 5 premiere: Thabisile wrote in to Please Step In as she felt her children were disrespecting her. Mam Angie steps in to resolve and help find forgiveness.
Please Step In is produced by Connect TV, with executive producers Clifford Elk, Basetsana Kumalo and Kopano Gelman. The series producer is Petronella Tasara.