JO FROST COMES TO THE RESCUE OF A FLUSTERED NANNY IN DEALING
WITH A SIX-YEAR-OLD WITH ADHD, ON ABC'S "SUPERNANNY"
"Park Family" � For the first time ever, Jo comes to the rescue of a nanny in over her head, as well as the helpless parents, in dealing with the rambunctious Park children. The oldest, Kyle, 6, has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but his parents took him off medication when they didn't feel it was working. So he terrorizes his nanny, Alejandra, who cannot control him, as well as his younger siblings, Farley, 4, and Pierce, 2. All the children act out, refuse to follow instructions and take dangerous risks, such as playing in the swimming pool when it's forbidden, but the parents, Heather and Michael, are clueless about establishing control or maintaining boundaries. The kids not only smack each other with abandon, but hit their parents and Alejandra at will. Kyle plays with scissors and cuts his hair, while Farley dangles from a high hallway banister over the foyer. Jo is horrified and reduces Heather to tears when she points out that the parents have taken Kyle off medication without having any constructive plan on how to deal with his issues. Can Jo help these parents learn to bring out the best in their kids? "Supernanny" airs FRIDAY, JANUARY 2 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 10/17/08)
Nick Powell is the creator and executive producer of both the American and British versions of the show. Nick Emmerson and Stephanie Schwam are executive producers of the American version. "Supernanny" is produced by Ricochet, Ltd.
"Supernanny" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.