Parents' Guide to

Family S.O.S. with Jo Frost

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Supernanny family interventions are meant for parents.

TV TLC Reality TV 2013
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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

Jo Frost is back!

This is a great show! As always, Jo Frost finds the problem and helps the family to solve it. This series involves older children than her last series did. It really is reality TV with no holds barred. I am looking forward to seeing more in this series!

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Is It Any Good?

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Like many nanny-hosted reality shows, Family S.O.S. mainly centers on working with parents to help them define the parameters by which they will run their household, including setting and reinforcing firm boundaries for their children, and being willing to discipline their children (through non-violent means) when necessary. It also highlights the importance of communicating openly, but respectfully, with one another.

The show is full of frustrating moments, thanks to the moms and dads who are unwilling to demand respect from their children, and who are afraid to show some tough love. But the messages it offers about why these things are necessary for a stable family are positive ones. The voyeuristic series isn't intended for kids, but some folks may find a few teachable moments that they can share with their children.

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