Jo Frost Was Our Favorite Nanny Who Gave Advice to Parents With Unruly Children

It’s been over four years since TLC’s Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost went off the air, but we decided to throw it back to 2013 because #FBF. You may remember the British television personality from episodes of the UK’s Supernanny — which was also a huge success in the US — and these days, the 46-year-old is still, well, superwoman!

Currently, the reality star is starring in Jo Frost: Nanny On Tour, where she travels to different U.S. cities to work with families who desperately need her help with their badly behaved children, similar to her previous shows. Before arriving, she observes the family via surveillance cameras in the home to find out exactly what challenges are that the parents face, and then tackles them with a bit of tough love.

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Jo speaks about Nanny on Tour in January 2016.

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In an interview with The Independent in May 2013, the busy star — who’s been deemed the modern-day Mary Poppins due to her tight skirts and heels — explained that she’s always had a knack for family discipline, despite not having any formal training. “I can assess the situation or somebody pretty quickly. I can look at a photo and tell you about your child’s temperament and personality. All that scans in seconds.” She added that although she received her fair share of criticism for her lack-of-qualifications, she felt ready to take on a big undertaking at the time, like Family S.O.S. “When you’ve done over 100,000 hours, what labels you an expert?” She said. “Reading a text book? Passing an exam? But it’s also my make-up as well. I’m highly intuitive — highly. You can say as much to me with what you don’t say as what you do say. How you sit. How you don’t sit.” Yikes — we’re glad we never sat in a room with her!

Unfortunately, Family S.O.S. — which aired on TLC — didn’t even last two months. But don’t worry, she’s still staying busy! With her current show, plus world tours where she conducts “a series of live seminars where I get to talk professionally and have a laugh with the parents as well,” she’s got a lot on her plate. And if that weren’t enough, she’s also working on a new book called Jo Frost’s Confident Baby and Toddler Care: The Ultimate Guide to the First Years, which is set to be released in 2020.

When she’s not working — yes, she has some downtime! — Jo enjoys spending time with her husband, Darrin Jackson, who is a production manager on her show. Yet she admitted that spending so much time with other families nearly cost her their relationship. In 2015, she admitted, “You love what you do, but you love the man that you’re with, and you feel constantly torn because you love both.” We can’t wait to see what projects she takes on next!

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