Jo Frost: Extreme Parental Guidance

Series 2 - Episode 1

Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

The artist formerly known as Supernanny returns to our screens with more solid parenting advice. The deal with a Frost series is firm but fair: if we’re prepared to sit through the scenes of aggressive, out-of-control children running riot, our reward will be to pick up some shrewd tips. The programme is packed with them: I defy any parent to watch the programme without at some point thinking, “Hmm, I might try that...”, whether it’s Frost’s advice for helping young teens cope with peer pressure or ways to help over-competitive kids cope with losing.

In this new format she tackles multiple issues at once: as well as mentoring two troubled families she takes her roadshow to shopping centres to dish out on-the-spot lectures – and highlights the decline in kids who can master a simple skill: eating with a knife and fork. But don’t expect a beacon of calmness: this guru gets quite cross.

About this programme

1/8. The childcare expert takes on six-year-old Jack, who leaves his mother battered, bruised and defeated by the battles he wages at bedtime - and is not afraid to take a swing at Jo when she intervenes. Five-year-old superhero fan George makes up to 10 costume changes a day and is unable to concentrate at school, leading to him falling behind. Getting to the root of his obsession could be the way to break his habit.

Cast and crew


Jo Frost


Series Director
Richard Heeley
Series Producer
Mandy Thomson