Every family's big nanny

Every family's big nanny
TV personality Jo Frost believes there are no children who are beyond help.

English TV personality and so-called "Supernanny" Jo Frost has never felt it to be an issue that she has no kids of her own and possesses no extensive formal childcare qualifications, and yet she is considered an expert in managing children.

Even now, in a telephone interview with Life!, she bristles when the topic is brought up.

"I'm somebody who has over 25 years of experience in helping families through their issues, and someone who has reached out to help families worldwide. And for me, it's to serve and help families and to facilitate their needs and see that they're able to cope," says Frost, who stumbled into full-time nannying at the age of 20.

The 42-year-old has since become known for her string of TV series including the long-running Supernanny (2004 - 2011), where she is seen going into the homes of quarrelling families and giving them her no-nonsense take on how the parents can deal with their childcare nightmares.

Other than Supernanny, she is also at the centre of two TV shows that are variations of the original: Jo Frost: Extreme Parental Guidance (2010 - 2012) and Family S.O.S With Jo Frost (2013).

Jo Frost: Extreme Parental Guidance Season 2 premieres here on Lifetime Channel (StarHub TV Channel 514) on Nov 20.

Currently based in Orange County, California, where she lives with her American production coordinator boyfriend, Frost admits that she would like to have kids of her own some day.

"I love children and my partner loves children, but presently we're enjoying our relationship. I feel very supported with my partner in the work that I do, and he gets it and understands my passion in being able to help families around the world."

Besides, she feels like she is parent to many children already.

"Somebody once said to me, 'Jo, you're far too busy helping the rest of the world to have your own children. You may not have your children biologically, but you have millions spiritually.' Those were very kind and loving words."

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