I’m sharing about the return of SUPERNANNY in this sponsored post!
Long before I had one, let alone two, children, I worked with kids as my full-time job. I was always taking classes and reading books on child development, but I also had a secret weapon.
Jo Frost is the brilliant British nanny who taught parents how to bring peace to their homes. She was the star one of my favorite shows for parents, and I wasn’t even a mom, yet! My best friend was a nanny at the time, and she and I would watch together and marvel at how firm but loving Jo always was.
If you’re a xennial like me, you likely remember SUPERNANNY but weren’t quite at the stage to benefit from her wisdom. Now we have kids of our own, and I have great news.
Jo Frost the Supernanny is back!
That’s right, we’re starting off a new decade with SUPERNANNY coming back to television, this time on Lifetime.
I gotta say. I need this.
We have two children, including a strong-willed toddler, and my husband and I are certainly open to learning some techniques to help us help him.
I had a chance to screen the first episode of the new series, and let me tell you—we’ve changed, but Jo Frost hasn’t. First of all, she hasn’t aged a day. Second, she’s just as patient as ever.
The series premieres with Jo helping a family that has four kids under the age of 4. As you can imagine, they’re dealing with everything from toddler tantrums to managing screen-time, and fights about bedtime. None of that is a match for Jo Frost, though.
What really stands out to me, though, and I completely forgot about this part of the show, is how Jo deals with the parent’s relationships.
Before Jo starts the coaching process, she observes the family. She watches how they interacts and gives pointers on how the parents can communicate better. I gotta say, as a married mom, this show definitely hits differently than it did over a decade ago!
SUPERNANNY is back on January 1, 2020!
I started to feel a little emotional as I was watching SUPERNANNY. We need Jo’s gentleness. Parents? We need her encouragement and empowerment. I was moved watching how the toddlers in the family she helps in the first episode were changed as the parents learned to be better.
We are living in times that are different than when I first loved this show. From technology to the tendency to diagnose behavior issues early, parents need this reminder that this parenting gig is work. But it’s the best meaningful job that we could ever have.
I can’t wait to watch this show every week and be inspired to be a better mom.
You can watch SUPERNANNY on Lifetime starting on January 1, 2020 at 10 PM E/ 9 PM C.