Must List 2005: Supernanny Jo Frost
The star of her own ABC reality show has shown fans how to make naughty children behave
Mustworthiness Like Mary Poppins without the dark arts, Frost transforms yowling demon spawn into angelic little darlings using her (should be) patented techniques like the ”naughty step.” ABC’s fascinating spectacle of discipline has lured as many as 9 million viewers each week, and the how-to companion book spent 17 weeks on the New York Times Paperback Advice best-seller list.
Creative Crutch ”I’m into scented candles. It’s very calming after a day’s work to come back and take my aromatherapy bubble bath,” says Frost, who also has a thing for lemon-lime Gatorade.
Celebrity Supernanny? ”I get on really well with Kelly Ripa. I saw her in New York and I said, ‘Come on, Kelly, you’ve got to let me in your house.’ She said, ‘That ain’t a bad idea, is it?”’
Next Another season of both the U.K. and the U.S. Supernannys — plus a vacation. ”They gave me the name Supernanny,” says Frost, ”but I’m definitely human.”