CAN JO FROST TAME TWO TINY TERRORS AND HELP THEIR OLDER BROTHER? THE WISCHMEYER FAMILY IS ABOUT TO FIND OUT, ON ABC'S "SUPERNANNY"
"Wischmeyer Family" - John and Melora Wischmeyer are a hard-working couple with three children. John works long hours as a civil engineer, and Melora took a marketing job where she could work at home to enjoy time with her children. However, the time spent is anything but enjoyable. Their four-year-old twin daughters, Alaia and Ashlyn, do everything in their power to control their parents. During the day, Alaia runs rampant around the house. She hits, she screams and is downright defiant. Any discipline Melora tries to dish out, Alaia simply ignores. When nighttime arrives, it's Ashlyn's turn to act up. She adamantly resists bedtime and repeatedly runs out of her room, throwing things and having wild tantrums. Complicating the issue is nine-year-old son Jared, a quiet, smart boy who often is punished for his sisters' misbehavior. Jared is becoming increasingly frustrated by this situation, though John and Melora haven't noticed yet. But it's "Supernanny" to the rescue on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 2/7/05)
As Ray Richmond in the Hollywood Reporter raved about Supernanny Jo Frost, "She's already a superstar in Britain...and it's easy to see why... Jo is the real deal, having honed her child care/control skills during 15 years of nannying... One family rescued. Only a hundred million to go. But with Jo in charge, it can't help but be entertaining to witness." Jo dazzled desperate parents across the U.K. with her amazing results when her series debuted there. Now American families are tapping into the secrets of this modern-day Mary Poppins, who revealed her techniques and childcare approach to millions on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
Jo observes how parents handle their day-to-day obstacles with their children. Once she's assessed the pitfalls, she works with the parents, instilling her tried-and-true methods for transforming unwanted behavior. Then, after demonstrating just how well the new style will work and getting unbelievable results from the children, the parents must fly solo with the Supernanny techniques. For several days they try to implement Jo's suggestions, and she revisits them at the end of the program to help keep them on track for the future. When parents witness Jo's results and -- even better -- achieve them on their own, they are true believers in the Supernanny way. Best of all, children and adults alike can enjoy the lasting benefits of a more harmonious family life.
Nick Powell is the creator and executive producer of both the American and British versions of the show. Craig Armstrong is executive producer of the American version. "Supernanny" is produced by Ricochet, Ltd.
This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.