Announcer: "Tonight on Supernanny, Jo meets the Minyons ."

Jo: "Good morning."

Frank: "Good morning."

Announcer: "A young family who have lost power to their 4-year-old daughter..."

Danielle: You don't kick!

Frank Patrick's Grandmother: "Stop it!"

Announcer: "While Mom fights for control."

Danielle: I just hate making her cry.

Announcer: And Dad's tough love proves challenging.

Frank: Shut your mouth and start doing your homework.

Announcer: Jo will try to get this family back on track.

Frank: Start over.

Jo: You used language that was Abusive.

Frank: You're just a little whiny brat

Submission Reel

Jo: Let's take a look this week and see what family we've got here.

Frank: Hello, this is the Minyon family. I'm Frank, 29 years old.

Danielle: And I'm Danielle, I'm 26.

Frank: We have 2 children. Frank Patrick, who's 7, And Skyler, who's 4.

Danielle: I have no idea that having kids could be so much different.

Danielle: Don't you hit me!

Danielle: They're not quite as easy as I thought it would be.

[Skyler screaming and crying] I don't want to get a time out!

Danielle: You don't hit mommy!

[Skyler screaming]

Danielle: Skyler's very difficult. She's got some rage issues.

Danielle: Skyler!

Danielle: She just goes ballistic.

Danielle: Stop it!

Jo: My word.

Danielle: Frank absolutely does not get as much of our attention because of our daughter.

Frank: I'm sad to say that I don't spend enough time with my son.

Danielle: Frank doesn't like to wake up early in the morning and when I do get him up I have to physically dress him while he's in the bed.

[Jo shakes her head]

Danielle: Frank, how come you never help me get yourself dressed early in the morning?

Frank Patrick: Because I'm tired.

Jo: He's 7 years old. This is way beyond the joke here.

[Skyler screaming]

Frank: I would just like my family to be happy.

[Skyler whining and crying] I'm not gonna be good.

Danielle: Supernanny, help us, we can't stop our daughter's fits. We don't have the answers and we really need help.

Jo: Mom and Dad, I'm on my way.

Observation begins

Jo: Good morning.

Frank: Good morning.

Jo: Pleased to meet you. I'm Jo.

Frank: I'm Frank.

Jo: Good.

Frank: This is my wife Danielle.

Jo: Hi, Danielle, how are you?

Danielle: Good.

Jo: Very in the morning I hope.

Frank: It sure is.

Jo: Well I heard that you've got some issues that need to be sorted out with guarding and mornings getting children up and ready for school.

Frank: Sure do!

Frank: Jo's presence felt very strong kind of almost like principal I felt as if school was about to begin.

Jo: Well like you both to do today is to just to carry on as normal make here not here would be flammable with children today okay.

Danielle: I felt so relieved that Jo was at the house and i was finally gonna get some answers to my crazy household.

Jo: And correct I think water.

Frank: Sure is, sure is.

Jo: I'm just gonna sit back and watch

Danielle: Frank, come on buddy. It's time to wake up.

Jo: Soon afterwards, Mum went into Skyler's bedroom...

Danielle: Skyler...

Jo: ...and attempted to wake her up.

Danielle: Come on... Frank, rise and shine.

Danielle [At Skyler]: You awake yet?

Danielle [At Frank]: Come on bud,

Jo: Mum told Skyler that she needed to get dressed because she was going off to school today.

Danielle: The cops are gonna come and get Mommy if you're not at school.

Skyler: I don't wanna go to school.

Danielle: Come on.

Skyler: No!

Danielle: Skyler, please.

Skyler: No!

Jo: And that's when the fireworks went off.

Danielle: Don't start that in the morning.

Skyler: I want to get down! [Wailing]

Danille: Skye...

Skyler: I don't want to go to school! I'm not getting dressed. I want my clothes off!

Jo: Skyler was clearly running things in this household.

Jo [At Danielle]: What happens now?

Danielle: Each day at school it's getting worse and worse. I just bought her new shoes yesterday but still, she's not getting dressed.

Jo: Where is Dad, Danielle?

Danielle: Getting ready for work.

Jo: So do you normally get Frank dressed every morning?

Danielle: In his bed, he usually won't get out of bed until I physically dress him.

Jo: He's a big boy! And yet she was dressing him.

Danielle: Otherwise, I'll fight with him all morning to actually get out of bed, he won't even get out of bed.

Jo: Very suddenly I realised Frank didn't do much in the morning, Mum did absolutely everything. I mean, I don't think anybody knows where they're going, they're like puppies chasing their tails in the morning.

Danielle: You're gonna find your sneakers? You're gonna brush your teeth?

Danielle: Sometimes I like my husband out more to help me in the morning.

Danielle i usally have to take a brunt of the storm by myself

Danielle i,m gonna have to have Daddy help me dress you.

Frank will you pick some clothes

Jo skyler at talkeetna hills i mean she was having none of it

Skyler i want to get down

Frank i really have to me having to leave for work in the middle of the chaotic portions of the morning is not a comforting feeling walking out the front door

Skyler i don,t want to go to school

Daneille he killed me

Daneille that dosen,t hurt i can,t figure the problem

Skyler i don,t want to go to school

Daneille i hate seeing her cry like that or nothing

Skyler i don,t want to go to school

Daneille it,s easier to give her way cuz i,m 25

Jo mom,s emotionally drained from all of it

Daneille you are going to school

Jo frank had removed himself from the high-pitched crying it,s quite worrying actually that was on his own having to make do with mom dealing with skyler

Daneille do you want to make your lunch or not

Jo all dressed

Daneille ready no shoes on no toothbrush but we,re going

Jo bye

Daneille bye nanny

Jo that,s a cut on the time an hour 15 minutes to get skyler up dressed and to school what kind of mornings i,d want to see again that,s for sure

Jo i very quickly realized skyler

Daneille skyler i want you to finish eating

Jo controls everybody in the household mom allows skyler to runs around her

Daneille skyler

Daneille you,re hiding

Jo so frank

Jo so did you much time with mommy and daddy to do things

Frank patrick un not really

Daneille pick the pillows up off the floor

Skyler no

Daneille don,t tell me no pick them up please

Skyler no

Daneille pick them up do you want timeout

Skyler no

Daneille pick them up please

Daneille pick the pillows up

Skyler no

Daneille you know what you,re going to timeout

Skyler no

Daneille yes

Skyler no

Skyler i don,t want a timeout!

Daneille yes you do

Jo skyler was having a tantrum plain and simple

Daneille are you gonna pick them up

Skyler no mommy i don,t want a timeout!

Daneille you can sit there

Frank patrick my sister is not being a good girl.

Jo after being told for the fourth time she was sent to the naughty chair which i was pleased to see but it wasn,t being used correctly cuz mum never walks away and that just adds fuel to the fire

Skyler get off of me

Jo what,s a battle i mean it,s just absolutely crazy

Daneille stop it sit down

Daneille skyler is her mum a monster back

Daneille hey

Daneille you don,t kick

Daneille i just feel like i,m gonna battle her forever and she,s never gonna quit i usually

Daneille let go

Skyler no

Jo she always hit pull their hair and kicks

Daneille and keep in sight

Jo frank had removed himself desperately trying to find solitude and really being robbed of any of attention

Jo tonight listening to that

Skyler no i don,t want a timeout

Skyler mommy

Jo so what was achived in all of this

Daneille nothing

Jo does that make you feel as a parent

Daneille it sucks.

Daneille it,s like i know that she wins every time

Daneille , Cause i don,t know what works.

Daneille i , ve so many different things.

Daneille ... none of them work.

Daneille is it worth fighting...

Daneille ... for two or three hours?

Daneille yeah i,m just not strong enough to do it

Jo they ended with daneille desperately needing this hug from skyler and and skyler desperate to be held as well but nothing actually got solved

Frank Hey Sky

Jo when dad came home it gave me a chance to see how he interacts with his children

Frank hey sky she could do wrong it,s just daddy,s little girl she is just precious everything

Frank she does is cute

Frank hey frank

Frank if i even get one.

Frank am i interrupting you first i went hello

Jo if there much interaction with you and frank do you spend much time doing things in the house

Frank watch your mouth

Frank patrick all right i,ll try again.

Frank we don,t really interact probably as like a father son should or

Frank what are you doing to the couch frank like had nothing in common with my son

Jo son that,s how you felt sometimes

Frank sure

Frank he really once again one word answears never really ever have a conversation with him

Frank come on okay i need all those bikes put in the shed for me buddy

Jo it became very clear to me that frank was a lot together on his son that he was on his daughter

Frank i just need it in there whatever you got to do

Frank oh my little helper

Frank thank you sweetheart

Jo later on in the afternoon mom and dad had organized a barbeque and their friends and families came round came

Sharon can i get a hug

Frank you say hello sky

Jo skyler refused to say hello to anybody

Daneille skyler come say hello to sharon

Frank did you say hi to

Jo frank didn,t bother to have any manners

Daneille you don,t need to be playing video games frank

Frank when we have a family member or friend walk in the door 

Frank i feel it,s just common courtesy to have everyone greet who,s coming in

Daneille you,re not even saying hello

Daneille i want you go sit with the kids baby

Daneille there,s always a chest

Jo what,s the barbeque started the children,s behavior started to decline

Daneille come on frank

Daneille come to say bye everybody

Daneille say goodbye

Skyler no i don,t want a hug

Frank my kids just have a worst manners

Jo daneille and frank were really embarrassed by their children,s lack of manners

Daneille why does anyone want to come to the house and see you you,re not gonna say hello and goodbye

Jo but i do have really high standards and expectations of their children they expect into hug and kiss and demand

Frank give a big hug oh

Jo i feel competent about the issues that the minyon family need to address and i can,t wait to get started

Teaching begins

Jo: "Danielle started to prepare dinner and Skyler wouldn't let her do so. She wanted to be picked up constantly."

Jo: "She's used to screaming, now you'll pick her up. You notice, If you pick her up, what you're doing is you're teaching Skyler every time she misbehaves this way, she wants you to just pick her up."

Jo: "So be a positive parent. Come down and say "Darling, mommy can't hold you right now, I'm cooking."

[Skyler hitting Danielle]

Danielle: "Skyler, don't hit mommy! That is not nice."

Jo: "Give her a warning and tell her if she does it again, she will go on the Naughty Chair. And behind you, you are taking the power back."

Skyler: "I don't want to go to-I don't wanna go on the chair. I don't wanna go to chair."

Danielle: "Then you don't hit mommy."

[Skyler hits Danielle again]

Skyler i m not sitting down

Skyler: "No, I don't wanna go on the Naughty Chair!" Danielle: Thats enough

Danielle: What do you need to say to mommy?

Skyler: I don't want a time out.

Danielle: What do you need to say to mommy?

Skyler: I wanna get out of timeout.

Danielle: You can come out of timeout when you apologize What do you need to say to me?

Skyler: Sorry.

Danielle: Thank you. Give me a hug.

Frank: When Skyler admitted she was sorry, hallelujah! The chair worked!

Parents Meeting

Family Test Run 

Jo: I've left Danielle and Frank for a couple of days, to get on with implementing the techniques. And I'm gonna be watching them, so let's just see how they get on.

[Frank Patrick's alarm clock ringing]

Frank: Good morning. Alright! Getting up pal, good job.

Jo: Ah! The morning routine! It's gonna be a challenge.

[Skyler's alarm clock ringing]

Danielle: Come on baby, you hear it? She's not budging!

Jo: Frank! That's a big improvement.

Danielle: I would like you to put these on, and come out in the living room dressed, and make me really proud okay?

Danielle: Hurry! Hurry! Come on!

Jo: Excellent! Frank's off to school.

Danielle: Love you pal!

Frank: See you buddy!

Jo: But what about Skyler?

Frank: Come on, let's go.

Skyler: No.

Danielle: Do you want to get dressed? Or do you want to go to school in your pajamas?

Skyler: Mommy no!

Danielle: Okay, well I'm gonna put your clothes into your book bag.

Skyler: Nooooo!

Danielle: You gonna go to school in your pajamas then? Well, let's brush your teeth so that you don't have stinky breath at school.

Skyler: No! No! I don't wanna brush my teeth!

Danielle: Okay, so we’re going to school though, come on.

Skyler: I don’t want to go to school.

Jo: "A bit of a struggle, Skyler is going to school in her pajamas. Way to go, Danielle."

Jo: Later on, Frank sat down with his dad to his homework.

Frank: "Shut your mouth and start doing your homework."

Frank: "Is that an A or a C or what letter is that? Fix it."

Frank Patrick: "No." Frank: "I've never seen an A that looks like a C."

Frank Patrick: "But that's how I write."

Frank: "Start over."

Frank Patrick: "I don't know anything."

Frank: "No, I know what's right and what's wrong. Just do your homework."

Frank Patrick: "But that's what I always did."

Frank: "We're going to a bad spot with this whole homework thing."

Frank Patrick: "Yeah, I know how to write down an A."

Frank: "Frank, start your homework now."

Frank Patrick: "Then let me write my A."

Frank: " If you write your A, you're going to sit in the Naughty Chair."

Jo: Naughty chair? Why? For what?

Frank: "Erase it, Frank."

[Frank Patrick crying]

Frank: "Dude, don't cry over writing a word. This is ridiculous. You know what? Sit down."

[Frank Patrick sobbing] Why do I have to sit in there for?"

Frank: "You, you heard what I said, get in there."

[Frank Patrick still whining]

Frank: "You're in timeout...look at me. You're in timeout for giving me a tough time at homework and for not correcting your A. Giving me a problem on making an A. That's why you’re now in timeout."

[Frank Patrick crying]

Frank: "You're in timeout for 7 minutes, pal. And most off you're in timeout for, is because you're just being a little whiny brat. You're gonna break my chair? Don't break my chair, Frank. You're being a little whiny brat, Frank, over simple homework."

Jo: Dad, you're letting your anger get the better of you.

[Frank Patrick whining and crying]

Frank: "Stop crying now, you sound ridiculous, Frank. Shut your mouth".

Danielle: "Babe".

Frank: "I don't want to hear him whining."

Danielle: "You just can't, though. It is just that you can't."

Frank: "It stopped. It worked."

Frank: "You're in timeout for whining and for not listening about what I needed you to do with your homework. That's why you're in timeout. Now you can get up and don't whine."

Frank Patrick: "I wouldn't make my A right."

Frank: "So you continue to whine?"

Jo: Frank, you need a homework assignment. Communication 1 on 1.

Jo: Frank, that was so unfair, I need to get back to this house, as soon as possible."