athomeparentingwithJoFrost2017 - 28
TECHNOLOGY THROWS UP NEW CHALLENGES
ALL THE TIME - BUT AS NANNY JO FROST
KNOWS, PARENTS WILL ALWAYS FACE
STRUGGLES WITH UNRULY CHILDREN...
WORDS: SUZANNE BAUM
IMAGES: DAVID CARLSON
early 13 years since Jo
Frost made her name on
the parenting programme
Supernanny, the TV
personality has continued
to enjoy huge success in
both her working life and that of the
thousands of families she has helped with
her no-nonsense parenting advice.
After a busy few months travelling
around the world doing live events and
working on a new TV show, childcare
expert Jo has taken some time out to
answer some of your burning questions
- in particular how the impact of
technology on children is one of the
most significant difficulties facing
families everywhere today.
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SEE FOR PARENTS NOW,
COMPARED WITH WHEN
YOU STARTED WORKING
AS A NANNY MORE THAN
25 YEARS AGO?
'The pros and cons of technology
certainly is a new era. I'd say the
biggest challenge is sustaining emotional
and mental wellness for the whole family,
because there is no balance between
our consumption of online stimuli
and outdoor activity curriculums.
'In the past three decades the word
"family" has evolved and we are learning
how to accept and define what that >