Sunday, July 13, 2008

Here's an interesting story from Florida - 18 families auditioned to have a TV nanny teach them how to handle their children...
Frustrated parents came from Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Naples and Fort Myers for a shot at getting Nanny Jo, a gentle yet firm nanny from England, to help control their children.

*** Ast said she would call one or two families Saturday night and make arrangements to spend Sunday with them, filming their every move.

Then, she would travel back to California where a decision would be made whether to continue with a Southwest Florida family. And it’s possible, she said, if enough people from the area apply online at, she would be sent back to the area for even more interviews.

*** “I learned a lot from it,” he said of Super Nanny coming to his home. “It’s helped many families.”

His boys are much better behaved and act like nice young men, shaking hands and answering questions without grumbling about it.

The biggest thing Christiansen learned from Nanny Jo?

“It’s the parents,” he said of children’s behavior being out of control. “You have to be on the same wavelength. The bottom line is communication.”

This certainly seems to suggest that the need for parenting education and parent support skills is relatively widespread.

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