Episode summary Edit
Jo visits the Swanson family of Ellensburg, Washington, where parents Ken (32) and Vania (29) are struggling to discipline their 5 sons: 9-year-old Alex, 8-year-old Dawson, 5-year-old Myca, 4-year-old Brenden, and 3-year-old Christian who are out of control with their aggressive behavior.
Vania isn't as strict as Ken, which causes frustration for both of them. Because of Ken and Vania's disagreements with their form of discipline, they are on the verge of divorce.
Can Jo help this family out?
Episode recap on Blisstree
Jo introduced the Naughty Corner technique (seen in Parents Evaluation footage) and Household Routine (seen on chart in background), but we don't get to actually see the Swansons learn them. This episode is more about family bonding and trust than it is about discipline.
Full Swanson Family episode on YouTube
In the news Edit
Supernanny Saves Couple from Divorce - Darn Divorce blog, 1/9/2007. Interview with Vania and Ken about Supernanny's visit and the results. We learn that Vania filed divorce papers in March 2006 and six months later the couple were being filmed Supernanny. She credits being on the program with saving her marriage. Ken is the one who wrote in for help.
‘Supernanny' saves local couple's marriage - Ellensburg Daily Record, 1/8/2007