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Supernanny: In Baby Care

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  1,155 ratings  ·  187 reviews
Jo Frost adalah bintang utama reality show bertajuk SUPERNANNY yang disiarkan di Metro TV setiap hari Minggu pukul 16.00 WIB. Acara TV yang laris manis di seluruh dunia ini menjadikan Jo-Jo, panggilan akrabnya, menjadi pengasuh anak nomor satu di dunia.

Dengan tulisan yang penuh canda dan empati, Jo memaparkan informasi praktis dan dukungan emosional yang dibutuhkan orangtu
Paperback, 328 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by hikmah (first published January 12th 2005)
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Andrea Smith
Feb 22, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 for me it's a great reference book.
May 15, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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. ;)
Jul 31, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 11, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jul 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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..."
Rachel Indihar
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book cover-to-cover, but it also makes a great reference guide for busy parents. The information Frost gives is mostly decades-old childcare strategies, but inexperienced and/or struggling parents and caregivers will appreciate the short, easy-to-understand steps to manage poor sleep, eating, and behavior issues in young children under 5.

Positives: All of the techniques in this book DO work if done properly, and it's a great reminder for caregivers like me who have been working with
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have never watched any of the Supernanny TV show but I picked this up at a secondhand book stall out of curiosity, and decided I really like it. It's short and simple and to the point, and the advice is realistic and sensible. Lots of stuff that in theory I already know, but often forget to do - like, if you want your kid to actually listen, don't just bellow at them from across the room half-heartedly but take them aside, get down on their level so you're not looming over them, make eye conta ...more
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've always been a fan of Supernanny. She is firm, but also so sweet when handling children. My toddler is truly wonderful and well - mannered, but i appreciated this refresher course on how to be more gentle and loving while also reinforcing my rules. I love that she encourages parents not to yell or use violence, and that influencing our children to do good is actually quite simple.
If she has a book for raising teenagers, I'm checking that out next. I don't think anyone can be too prepared fo
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great simple parenting book. Good tips and strategies.
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book.
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good helps for parents
Very clear and to the point. Not a “fun” read like the show is, but super informative. I’ll be keeping it as a reference book.
Taryn East
With hindsight (I'm now a parent, but wasn't when I read this), there are much better books out there.
I'm much happier with Gentle parenting than with the approach in this book.
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
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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, it does not go
Jun 09, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 meat in ...more
Mar 29, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Jun 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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,
Danielle Sangallo
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
Jul 17, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 16, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
I picked this up hoping for some kind of miracle advice to address tantrums and potty training issues. It's a good book of common sense parenting tips, but I didn't find anything that I hadn't already seen in other parenting books or on parenting sites, or learned from friends. One good reminder from the first part of the book: just because a child can talk doesn't mean s/he is capable of logic and reason. It's good to remember that my daughter is being irrational because she's two, not because ...more
Carissa Norris
Jul 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 08, 2016 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
Jul 28, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents, childcare workers, anyone considering becoming a parent, babysitters
Really, it's just common sense parenting tips. At least it was in my family as I was growing up. Well, partly. And of all the idiot reality shows out there, hers ranks as one of the few that are worth watching to me... though it is painful to watch at times, LOL.

Should be read BEFORE you have kids, or at least before they start talking and walking... because it is so much easier to start at the beginning than to change gears in mid-trip.
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