America's Supernanny

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  • 2011
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.7  (56)

America's Supernanny was a reality television show that aired on Lifetime from 2011 to 2013. The show was created to help parents struggling with their children's behavior problems. The show's host, Jay Zurlinden, along with expert Deborah Tillman, provided guidance and advice to parents on how to improve their children's behavior.

Deborah Tillman, who is also known as America's Supernanny, has over 20 years of experience working with children and families. She was a retired principal and started her own company focusing on early childhood education. She was appointed by the Virginia's governor in 2011 to lead an initiative to improve early childhood development in Virginia. She is a mother and a grandmother, which gives her first-hand knowledge of the challenges of raising children.

On the show, Jay Zurlinden and Deborah Tillman visited the homes of families who reached out to them for help. The families were chosen based on their children's behavior problems, such as tantrums, aggression, and disobedience. In each episode, Jay and Deborah spent a week with the family, observing their daily routines and behavior.

During their observations, Jay and Deborah identified the root cause of the children's behavior problems. They then worked with the parents to address the issues and implement new strategies to improve their children's behavior. Jay and Deborah emphasized the importance of consistent discipline, positive reinforcement, and open communication between parents and children.

The show also focused on the emotional and psychological impact of the children's behavior on the parents. Jay and Deborah provided emotional support to the parents and helped them develop coping mechanisms to deal with the stress of parenting.

One of the unique aspects of America's Supernanny was the use of technology to monitor the children's behavior. The show featured a "nanny cam," which was a hidden camera placed in the child's room to capture their behavior. The footage was shown to the parents and used as a teaching tool to demonstrate the impact of their actions on their children's behavior.

The show was praised for its hands-on approach to parenting and its emphasis on positive reinforcement. It provided practical advice to parents who were struggling with their children's behavior and helped them develop new strategies to improve their family dynamics.

In addition to airing on Lifetime, America's Supernanny was also available on the network's website, where viewers could watch full episodes and get additional parenting tips and advice.

Sadly, the show only aired for two seasons before it was canceled in 2013. However, the impact of America's Supernanny continues to be felt today, with many parents incorporating the show's strategies and advice into their own parenting styles.

In conclusion, America's Supernanny was a groundbreaking show that tackled the challenges of parenting head-on. Jay Zurlinden and Deborah Tillman provided expert guidance and support to families struggling with behavior problems, and their hands-on approach to parenting inspired millions of viewers. While the show is no longer on the air, its legacy lives on through the many families it helped and the parenting strategies it popularized.

America's Supernanny is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on November 29, 2011.

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The Wilson-Speer Family
8. The Wilson-Speer Family
March 13, 2013
Deborah helps a blended family that includes a 6-year-old who still sleeps with mom and dad.
The Arnold Family
7. The Arnold Family
March 6, 2013
Deborah intervenes to help an out-of-control family that includes five kids.
The Wells Family
6. The Wells Family
February 27, 2013
America's Supernanny goes to Ringgold, GA to help a family with seven kids and even more issues. For the first time, a parent defies Miss Deborah's Lockdown by hiding electronics, the father passes on his love of food to the kids and not in a good way, 17-year-old Carleisha just wants to get away from the chaos and bedtime is such a disaster that four kids end up in the Calm Down Corner at the same time!
The Clarkston Family
5. The Clarkston Family
February 20, 2013
Deborah helps two teachers establish order at home.
The Nullet-Boccanfuso Family
4. The Nullet-Boccanfuso Family
January 29, 2013
Deborah responds to a 19-year-old daughter's plea to help her family by first removing their distractions - electronic devices.
The Miller Family
3. The Miller Family
January 22, 2013
Deborah helps family members who are dealing with a divorce.
The Zurlinden Family
2. The Zurlinden Family
January 15, 2013
The Supernanny takes on a professional wrestler, Jay is saying "I do" in a month but if things don't turn around soon, his family could be down for the count.
The Guido Family
1. The Guido Family
January 8, 2013
The second season opens with Deborah teaching a single mom in Rutherford, N.J., how to teach her three rebellious sons about respect and consequences.
Where to Watch America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny is available for streaming on the Lifetime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch America's Supernanny on demand at Vudu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 29, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (56)