Episode summary

Jo visits the Silva family where Danielle (28) and Tom (45) need help with their seven kids: 17-year-old Meghan, and 7-year-old Allyson (from Tom's previous marriage); 8-year-old Cheryl, and 6-year-old MacKenzie (from Danielle's previous marriage); and 3 children together: 2-year-old Riley 1 1/2-year-old Kassiah and 6-month-old Caden.

Tom works all week for the Army National Guard and is going to be deployed to Iraq. Danielle stays at home with all 8 of the kids.

The middle children, Cheryl, Allyson, Mackenzie, and Riley are acting out. They fight aggressively, name call, and cuss. Danielle handles that by yelling and cussing back at them.

Meanwhile Meghan, and Tom's relationship is very strained, and Riley still uses her pacifier or "binky" as she calls it.

Can Jo help this family before Tom leaves to go to Iraq?

Family members

Person Age Relation to Family
Tom Silva 45 Father
Danielle Silva 28 Mother
Meghan Silva 17 Daughter (Paternal)
Cheryl Weber 8 Daughter (Maternal)
Allyson Silva 7 Daughter (Paternal)
MacKenzie Weber 6 Daughter (Maternal)
Riley Silva 2 Daughter
Kassiah Silva 1.5 Daughter
Caden Silva 0.6 (6mo) Son


  • This episode was filmed in January, 2006.
  • Tom and Danielle Married On October 11, 2003 According to Danielle's Blog.

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