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Supernanny: How to Get the Best from Your Children

3.71  ·  Rating Details  ·  892 Ratings  ·  161 Reviews
Jo Frost, a.k.a "Supernanny," is the answer to every stressed parent's dreams. In ABC's primetime series, Jo works miracles on problem children by dispensing no-nonsense rules and reassuring us that parents do know best. The Supernanny method gives parents the know-how to tackle any problem area, be it mealtime, bathtime, bedtime, bedwetting, homework, sibling rivalry, agg ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 12th 2005 by Kingswell
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Alshaimaa
Jun 04, 2010 Alshaimaa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Alshaimaa by: لينه المنصوري
الكتاب جداً رائع واضح مفصل دون تعقيد واقعي
حقاً الخبرة لها دورها، ساعدت الكاتبة في كتابة هذا الكتاب كما لو كانت اتبعت النظريات التي تعلمناها بحذافيرها
قدمت بعض المشاكل الشائعة عند الأطفال، وكيفية التعامل معها بطريقة تربوية متدرجة
اهتمامها بجميع الجوانب جسمية عقلية نفسية ; أعطى للكتاب طابع مميز عن غيره
يجب اقتناؤه
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Andrea Smith
Aug 27, 2008 Andrea Smith rated it really liked it
I've been reading this book for almost 3 years now. I got it as soon as Sophia was born. I use it more as a reference book. What I like most about this book is that it's very to the point! Most of the ideas and suggestions are commom sense, but you seem to forget teh obvious sometimes...so for me it's a great reference book.
Melissa
Apr 29, 2008 Melissa rated it it was amazing
This book is great to give advice on any questions you have on discipline or just how to communicate better with your children. I've had many friends ask me how I get my kids to listen, I just say "supernanny". I'm not saying that my kids listen all the time either. ;)
Cheyenne
Feb 22, 2008 Cheyenne rated it it was amazing
Shelves: parenting
This is the absolute best parenting book around! I love the way she gets right to the point without spending chapters and chapters getting there. I refer to it often and would suggest it to anyone struggling with the challenges of being a parent!
Tantejan
Apr 27, 2016 Tantejan rated it really liked it
Now I am wiser and capable for raising myself
B
May 15, 2009 B rated it it was ok
Shelves: being-mom
eh. 2.5 stars?
maybe this is for big fans of the show ?(i've only seen bits of it a few times)
i confess i was looking for quick-fix ideas for the terrible-toddler phase...but this was more of a super basic, first time parent owners manual with very little i hadn't heard elsewhere.

on the positive side, it did have good little bullet point sections which were helful (as opposed to other books directed at parents which drone on for pages and pages...)

here are a few points from one bullet-note page
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Stacey
Jul 31, 2012 Stacey rated it liked it
I bought this book years ago as my first child was entering the toddler phase and I needed some help. Although this book does have some good ideas on child rearing and basic parenting, it isn't super helpful dealing with more detailed problems. I can't say that I blame her, it is a general book on parenting and obviously not every minor problem that is faced by parents can be explained, but I guess I was hoping for something more. A lot of her advise seems like common sense to me, but I guess it ...more
Awab AlShwaikh
Oct 03, 2011 Awab AlShwaikh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
لن يعرف قيمة هذا الكتاب الا من كان عنده أطفال، وقام بالتطبيق عليهم

المؤلفة ذكية، قامت بعرض أغلب المشاكل التي يعاني منها الأهل مع أطفالهم من مختلف الفئات العمرية، وقد قامت بعرض الحلول الذكية التي قد لا تخطر على بال أحدنا، ومع ذلك كانت الطرق التي تعرضها ناجحة بكل المقاييس

الكتاب مرجع لكل عائلة ترغب في تربية أطفالها
Emma
Apr 24, 2014 Emma rated it it was ok
I bought Supernanny: How to get the best from your children by Jo Frost when I was pregnant with my first child. I wanted something general as I didn't know what help I might need disciplining my children & I did indeed get something general, which wasn't quite what I wanted when I came to read it, at the dawn of toddlerhood.

The book covers all ages & stages, which is useful as an overview & useful to understand what you can & cannot expect of a child at different ages. However,
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Mona
Jul 27, 2012 Mona rated it really liked it
Holy crap! - How have I NOT read this book before NOW???!!! Not only does she cite common toddler behavioral issues, but she ACTUALLY explains how to DEAL with them! This is one I'm skipping around in, and not exactly reading from "start to finish..."
Kristin
Mar 24, 2010 Kristin rated it it was ok
This is a nice light read with lots of pictures. You don't read it from cover to cover, just the occasional aphorism to contemplate as you stir the oatmeal or pick up crayons from the living room carpet.
Brad
Jul 27, 2015 Brad rated it really liked it
If you enjoyed the show, you'll probably enjoy this. She covers a variety of topics related to parenting (focusing mostly on young children). Don't expect a lot of detail. This is mostly a brief glimpse at the strategies used by Jo, and gives a general framework for ways to think about problems or potential problems, at the same sort of level that you would get from her explanations on the Supernanny show. It is helpful, and a quick read, but don't expect it to be a primary source of information ...more
C.G.Koens
Jun 09, 2016 C.G.Koens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-book-list
After watching the show (when it used to be on), my husband and I decided that Jo Frost offered no nonsense, common sense advice for child rearing. When we decided to adopt 5 siblings, I went on the hunt for her books and came home with this one (plus a couple more).

It truly is just common sense... with some practical "how to" tips to give you a starting point.

Consistency is king, discipline (not the same thing as "smacking" as she calls it) is a must, and praise for a job well done is the che
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May
Nov 26, 2011 May added it
This book is my favorite, because it explains how to deal with children in a modern way. Also, the book is talking about more things that are related to children like the ten rules for parents. The first section of the book shows the stages and ages and how babies think about the world around them. In the next section it shows the routines and rules and how they will affect the children’s behavior in the future. Also, it points out how to put borders dealing with children, so that will reflect t ...more
Heather
Jul 16, 2011 Heather rated it it was ok
Either the edition I picked up was from England or this lady didn't bother to tone down her English slang usage. I wanted to like it. I enjoy her show from time to time because it helps keep me on my path of raising a good kid so that she never has to show up on my doorstep, and for other reasons. But that isn't my only beef. While it is well illustrated, there are simply TOO MANY PICTURES. Pictures taking up an entire page? There is no necessity behind this. And the white lettering on pastel ba ...more
Adriana
Feb 07, 2015 Adriana rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Adriana by: I found and searched this book out on my own, prior to getting it.
First of all, this woman is a genius. I watched her show during my pregnancy and a few times to follow. I read the book just for in case I had a wild one. Fortunately my daughter was so well behaved I didn't have to apply much of what I read. Nevertheless, it drove many points home and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to read it. A great read for any parent.
Kristina
Jun 11, 2011 Kristina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011-goal-50
I have never watched the show "Supernanny," but after reading this book I am curious about it.

After just a few days of following techniques used in this book, I find my kids are already behaving loads better. I know I am looking at an long uphill road, but I've learned to enjoy the small victories. For that reason I chose to implement the bedtime rules first so that I have extra "me-time" at the end of the day which I has improved my outlook all around.

This book covers all sorts of issues like,
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Cyndi
Jun 09, 2008 Cyndi rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
I watch her show pretty regularly, so when I saw the book at a garage sale, I picked it up. Her common-sense approach to the everyday problems and issues that arise with kids seems right on target. Firmness and consistency are emphasized. There are some good ideas and suggestions in this book, and it's laid out neatly. But its helpfulness ranks just above that of a collection of articles (with plenty of pictures, blurbs & bullet points) from any mainstream parenting magazine. I want more mea ...more
Chris
Jun 11, 2015 Chris rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-read
Did you ever get the chance to watch the TV show Supernanny when Jo Frost, that insightful British nanny was hosting it? There was this certain air about her, when shed walk into a persons house of parents with unruly kids. With just one look, the kids would settle in. If you have unruly kids, and the cast hasn't been called in yet(or ABC hasn't selected your situation at all for airing) give this book a try. Being its written by Jo Frost herself, just goes to prove she has tricks up her sleeve ...more
jacky
Apr 19, 2011 jacky rated it liked it
I really love watching Supernanny, so I had big expectations for this book. But, it takes on too much. It is a good introduction the subject, but I think she needs a book for each subtopic or each age range. A perfect example is that there are two pages on breastfeeding. There are also lots of filler pages of Jo with kids or kids playing. There are clear pluses, though. Its very organized, so if you were having a particular problem, you could easily pick it up and find a solution. Its not really ...more
Tristi
Jun 14, 2009 Tristi rated it liked it
My kids and I like watching "Supernanny" and "Nanny 911." If nothing else, these shows help me to appreciate how good I really do have it. I was intrigued by Jo Frost's book which outlines her techniques - maybe there would be something in there I could use.

Essentially, the book is geared toward younger children, say up to around the age of six. I only have one that still falls into that bracket, but it was still good to have the reminder of how to lay a good foundation for behavior. She didn't
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Summer
Feb 17, 2014 Summer rated it really liked it
Shelves: parenting
I like her no nonsense attitude towards your child. She is very direct and demands respect which in my opinion is how you raise a healthy respectful child.
Brandy clark
May 17, 2016 Brandy clark rated it it was ok
I already know all
This info!! Not even one tip can I take away from this book. Does this mean I am an excellent parent?!?! Not helpful at all.
Missy
Jan 01, 2014 Missy rated it really liked it
I've read this book before, but I wanted to brush up on some things that we've let slide around here. While the book is really geared mostly for kids five and under, there is plenty to benefit my family -- my six kids are ages 8-17. From today's quick read through, the main things I need to remember are consistency and firmness with plenty of love, praise and fun mixed in. No brainers, really, but this book is written with an attitude of encouragement, never hopelessness, and I'm ready for a fre ...more
Danielle Sangallo
Jun 23, 2013 Danielle Sangallo rated it liked it
Nice Book, easy and quick to read. Some interesting tips, so I like it, but nothing that blow your mind. I like the fact that the structure is really clear and that the content is well organized. Everything is built around 10 basic rules;
1- Praise and rewards; 2- Consistency;3- Routine;4- Boundaries; 5- Discipline;6 - Warnings (telling what coming next or warnings for bad behaviour; 7- Explanations; 8- Restraint (KEEP COOL); 9- Responsability; 10- Relaxation (quality time)
I never saw the TV show
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Elsha
Feb 01, 2009 Elsha rated it it was amazing
I can't decide which of her two books I like better. They both cover the same concepts so both are good. I agree with another friendly reviewer (Chelsea) that this book is maybe geared toward the younger age group. If you're looking for a good book to give you some pointers on routines, encouragement, boundaries and discipline for your child, I would recommend either of Jo Frosts' books. I can really get behind her methods and I appreciate that she proposes that most children are not ready for t ...more
Carissa Norris
Jul 29, 2011 Carissa Norris rated it it was amazing
As a first time parent, I loved this book--and still do! It will be a book I continually go back to for reference. I picked this book up because I loved Jo's gentle way of interacting with children. She is gentle and yet firm at the same time and never resorts to bargaining or yelling. I want to be like that as a mom. I have also decided to parent without spanking my children and it is nice to have direction on how to give consequences without falling back on the smacking your kids route. Excell ...more
M
Jul 28, 2007 M rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: parents, caretakers
Without the drama of the show, Jo Frost gives helpful, uplifting tips to guide your relationship with your children to responsible and healthy, structured and secure. She believes in letting children feel safe by growing in an environment rich in clear boundaries, rewards, and accountability, where a parent is a loving parent, not a competitor or just a friend. Her principles have helped me step away from the rigid authoritarianism of my own childhood, while still setting limits for my children ...more
Emily
Jul 30, 2008 Emily rated it really liked it
Someday, I am going to be a parent. I checked out this book from the library because I love the show "Super Nanny" on TV. That nanny works wonders with bratty children and their parents who don't know how to parent them correctly.

There were some very good tips in the book, that I would never even stop to think of.

For example, she says never to reward your children with treats, as it teaches them to have unhealthy attitudes about food later in life. She says verbal praise and a big hug does the j
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Hilary
May 15, 2015 Hilary rated it liked it
Shelves: parenting
Easy read with some good tips. Nothing ground-breaking but prompted me to make a more conscious effort with a few things.
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