Jo Frost, America's Favorite Nanny, to speak at Maddox Lecture on Nov 5, 2009
Jo Frost was catapulted to international fame when she became the star of a new reality show, "Supernanny." She won the role over hundreds of other applicants when executive producer Nick Powell was struck by her outstanding childcare skills, her sincerity and candid style that now helps her to transform families and instill positive, lasting results. She debuted in the UK in the summer of 2004 with just three episodes, and became an overnight sensation, garnering widespread popularity and acclaim. She made "Naughty Step" and "Your behavior is very naughty!" national catchphrases, and got a rave in the House of Commons on a discussion about preventing the causes of anti-social behavior.
When the U.S. version of her show debuted in January 2005, it became an instant ratings hit, and Jo won national praise from TV critics and columnists, including Newsweek and The New York Times, among many others. "Supernanny" now airs in over 58 territories. Jo has appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Live with Regis & Kelly," "The View," "Good Morning America," "20/20," "Rachael Ray," "Ellen," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" as well as on many other major national television and radio programs. She has had three books on the bestseller list including the most recent one, Jo Frost's Confident Baby Care.
Jo says that children have been a big part of her life from the beginning. She's always had a natural gift for connecting with kids on their own level, and for connecting both parent and child organically. She began babysitting as a teenager and after college, she embarked on nannying as a career. With over 20 years in childcare, she has honed her successful methods of child-rearing with hands-on, real-life experience. She has encouraged and helped parents with all different child-rearing challenges -- from potty training and sibling rivalry to sleep concerns and tantrums, and continues to place practical solutions into homes, whether problems are extreme or everyday challenges. She has worked over the years in temporary, long-term and trouble-shooting jobs, and is known and respected by many celebrities who themselves have families and value her integrity.
In addition to numerous awards in the U.K., Jo and "Supernanny" were nominated for a People's Choice Award, and in 2006 she received an International Emmy Award nomination.
Jo actively gives her time to numerous non-profit charities helping to raise money and to advocate for those in need on both sides of the Atlantic.
Jo's presentation will be held on NOVEMBER 5, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at Tydings Auditorium in Hobbs. FREE tickets for this event are available NOW and you may call 575-392-6565, ext. 1014 to reserve yours today. Jo will conduct a book signing after her lecture, so get your copy of her latest release at Hastings Entertainment in Hobbs.