Jo Frost has dealt with many parenting problems in her 17 years of nannying. In the season premiere of "Supernanny," she confronts some perennial issues -- spanking and parental rage. Jenniffer Berenstock is a mother of three who screamed at her kids, spanked them, and washed their mouths out with soap to get them to behave.
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The footage aired Thursday night on the UPtv reality show. While the incident takes place behind closed doors, there is audio of what appears to be 9-year-old Marcus Spivey sobbing after walking into a bedroom with his father, Chris, who seemed to be holding a belt. Frost alerted the Division of Family and Children Services in Georgia, but Chris maintains he never hit Marcus while they were in the bedroom.
On the program, British nanny Jo Frost marches into chaotic homes and teaches clueless, overwhelmed parents how to discipline their little hellions, kindly but firmly. Frost never spanks. The children eventually get straightened out, the parents eventually relax, and everyone is happy.
The five Priore children were kicking, pinching and screaming at one another on television. The decibel level rose even further when Joe Priore, their father, shouted for them to stop and then proceeded to spank them, assembly-line style. The Priores had sought help from "Nanny ," a reality show on Fox that began last fall.
However, with Amy stubbornly defending her right to spank, Jo may have faced one of her toughest challenges yet. Can Jo stop this mother from spanking her kids and can she get both parents on the same page? Episode recap with pictures on Wade on Birmingham's blog. Jimmy describes Jacob as being short tempered and having anger issues, whereas Amy describes Brody as being the most stubborn child in the family.
Supernanny is a British-American reality TV programme about parents struggling with their children's behaviour, mealtime, potty training, etc. The United Kingdom version had aired on Channel 4 with E4 showing repeats since The programme returned to Channel 4 after a two-year break inwith E4 also showing more repeats.