Episode summary

Jo visits the Van Acker family in Oak View, California where Kevin (35) & Jessica (34) have two children: 6-year-old daughter Emma and 3-year-old son Dylan.

While Emma is described by her parents to be a very spirited little girl, they both have trouble when it comes to raising Dylan. In the house Dylan's constant temper tantrums, screaming and crying rule the house. Despite being 3 years old, he refuses to be potty trained and constantly screams for a diaper when he has to use the bathroom.

In addition, he downright refuses to eat any healthy and nutritious food, and survives on sugary snacks. When he's screaming and crying, mom and dad don't discipline him, which has left Dylan controlling the house with an iron will. However, Dylan's control of the house has not benefited him in the long run. Due to his refusal to eat his meals, Dylan is underweight and his unhealthy diet has lead to anemia.

Can Jo help the Van Ackers control their son? Can she help the parents get Dylan to eat, be potty trained, and end his reign of terror in the Van Acker household?

Family members

  • Jessica Van Acker, 34
  • Kevin Van Acker, 35
  • Emma, 6
  • Dylan, 3


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