Jo Frost

Active - 2005 - 2006  |   Born - Jun 27, 1970 in London, England  |  

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Known to millions as "the Supernanny," Jo Frost has been a professional nanny and child-care specialist since college. More than just a baby-sitter, Frost's specific approach to child care and parenting, which revolves around maintaining consistent adult authority while creating a peaceful, safe environment for kids, won her her own reality series. Supernanny debuted in the U.K. in 2004, and the U.S. version began in 2005 on the ABC network, following her as she intervened in the lives of confused parents who needed help in managing their children. She also published a book in 2005, Supernanny: How to Get the Best From Your Children.

Factsheet

  • Was an avid horseback rider as a child; is allergic to dogs.
  • Was a nanny for 16 years before answering a newspaper ad that led to an audition for a reality series; Supernanny kicked off in the UK in 2004, the U.S. version followed in 2005.
  • A second parenting show, Jo Frost: Extreme Parental Guidance, airs in the UK.
  • When writing her best-selling book Supernanny: How to Get the Best From Your Children, she was without a typewriter or computer; facing a deadline, she dictated more than 70 hours of material over the phone to an editor.
  • Other books include Ask Supernanny: What Every Parent Wants to Know and Jo Frost's Confident Baby Care
  • Is single with no children.