Dr Oz: Jo Frost
Remember the show Supernanny, with the tough-talking British babysitter? Now Jo Frost is speaking out about health and parenting, and she spent some time sharing her secrets with Dr Oz. Should you have a bedtime for parents?
Frost was the star of Supernanny for years, and now she is back on TLC in a new series called Family S.O.S. Families facing crises such as troubled teens and divorcing parents will get Jo’s help.
Dr Oz: Family S.O.S. Review
She is back on TV with the new TLC show, and Jo Frost said that she has the experience and intuition to back up her parenting advice. Her ability to read people helps her give people the tools they need to make lasting changes.
Jo Frost said that she is concerned about emotions and behavior, which can eventually manifest as health issues. She shared her three biggest sanity stealers.
Dr Oz: Jo Frost Bedtime For Parents Rule
The first sanity stealer in a household is bedtime, and Jo Frost’s rule for this is, “No one escapes a set bedtime.” She said this applies to teens and adults as well. We are all sleep-deprived, she said, and it is all about sticking to a routine.
Parents have to learn to say no, she said. She is also not an advocate for spanking.
Dr Oz: Jo Frost Mealtime Rule
At the dinner table, Jo said family members should not be fighting about food. She suggested looking to Europe as an example, where family togetherness and socialization are keys to connection. Even if you can only get together once or twice a week, it’s worth it.
Dr Oz: Jo Frost Screen Time Rule
Finally, Jo took on technology. Her recommendation is no communication at dinner table or when it is time for bed. That means computers, phones, and other gadgets should be turned off.
“Technology will bring us to a place…of addiction,” she said, which can affect our relationships in life.
Dr Oz: Kids Drawing On Walls
Jo went into Dr Oz’s audience to give advice to parents. One mom said that her children are tearing up the house and driving her crazy with their destruction. Mom admitted she loses her temper, so Jo advised her to stop letting the kids get a reaction out of her.
She also suggested that she toddlers need to learn not to draw on the walls. Show them where it’s appropriate to do artwork. She said that it shouldn’t take much time to straighten this problem out.
Dr Oz: Kids Bathroom Hygiene
How do you get a child in the habit of washing her hands after using the bathroom? You want to instill the ritual from a young age, according to Jo Frost. You can instill the importance of hygiene without making kids afraid of germs.