The Citarella Family

Season 6 Episode 9

28 June 2009 - 5.30pm on C4

The four Citarella kids, ages 7, 6, 3 and 1, run “a three-ring circus around me” according to Mom Debbie. In spite of the chaos, she laughs all the time – even as her children flout her rules. Dad Joe admits that his kids’ uncontrollable behavior has taken the fun out of parenting and wears earplugs whenever he drives the kids around. He’s a police officer in the small town where they live, but 3-year-old daughter Sarah has taken to shoplifting! Even baby Joshua is a feisty “brute” who defies his parents’ wishes. A simple trip to the drug store with the four children sets off all kinds of acting-up, and an overwhelmed Debbie becomes panicky and breathless. Jo has some stern words for the laughing mom, who Jo thinks isn’t serious about changing.

Can Supernanny get Debbie to take her kids’ bad behavior seriously?

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