Supernanny's first-ever holiday episode!
Stacie and Joe Fager are the proud parents of a blended family in Iowa, but with six children, they both feel overwhelmed and exhausted. Joe is a truck driver and full-time student, and he’s gone most of the week. Stacie, a stay-at-home mom, has a hard time controlling the children, so she hardly ever leaves home with the kids in tow, and family vacations are a rarity. It’s Supernanny to the rescue when Jo Frost surprises the Fagers with a beachside stay at a resort in Florida, making this the series’ first-ever vacation episode.
At home and on vacation, Jo teaches the family the techniques they need to travel as a large group. For starters, Jo demonstrates how to get the kids organized and out the door in ten minutes, and teaches them how to use snacks, games and other distractions to keep the children settled on the plane. And when one of the twins wanders off on the beach, Stacie puts Supernanny’s techniques to the test. The lessons learned on vacation are ones the Fagers can take home with them and continue to use for years to come.
Every family, big or small, can benefit from some good House Rules. Something as simple as keeping the kids involved and helping out with chores around the house can help sooth sibling rivalry and give you a bit of a break.
When it comes to holidays, even planning one can be stressful so check out our tips, follow the Countdown Technique, which Jo teaches Stacie and Joe, or for those daily excursions, bring on the Car Drill Technique!
Don't forget to read our expert, Victoria Samuel, on blended families and how to avoid common pitfalls.