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Episode summaryEdit

Jo Frost travels to Arizona for the first time and meets Holly (26) and Jimmy (28) who have three small boys: James (7), Tyler (5) and Ryan (2).

The boys play violent games 5 out of 7 hours a day that are Rated E10+ (Ages 10 and Up), T and M (Teen and Mature) and are starting to act them out. Meanwhile, the kids even have developed bad habits of lying and saying nasty words in front of their parents.

As a form of discipline, Dad spanks the kids and yells at them. Meanwhile, the submission tape shows that Holly washes the kids' mouths with liquid soap (when James said a mature command to Tyler while on the naughty step). When Jo calls her out on it, Holly gets frustrated and asks Jo to leave.

Can Jo keep the kids safe from video games that are too mature for them? Can Jimmy learn to stop bullying his family and can Holly learn to discipline without the use of chemicals?

PlotEdit

ObservationEdit

As soon as Jo arrived, Tyler went outside to pedal in his go-kart while James and Ryan were playing video games with dad. Jo went outside then caught Tyler cycling on the road which made her worried and she brought Tyler in the house to discuss the issue. Mom told Jo that she let James and Tyler out but not Ryan.

James and Tyler went to their friends' house but the parents didn't seem to care therefore Jo followed along to make sure they are safe. The two boys play E10+, T, M rating games for 5 hours without realising it and thought it didn't much harm to them but they were acting out at home. Mom says the boys like to play games that they suppose to not play.

During dinner time, Dad was in a frustrated mood and takes his anger on the family, mainly on Ryan. Ryan refused to eat his food and Dad forced him to eat and then he threw his plastic fork at him. Dad hit him back and swore "I'm going to f****** throw it away!". Therefore, Jo confronted Dad to leave the table and then he became emotional when discussing about his day and his past of not knowing his own father until aged 14.

Parents MeetingEdit

On the same night, Jo sat the parents down. Jo raise the corcern of their irresponsibility of letting the kids out of the house and Mom says it is not a busy street. She will bring up the topic of the boys playing video games which contains violence and strong language; the parent says they cannot control what they do at their neighbours' house. Lastly, she demands the parents that the biting, hitting and kicking an Mom admits she hits the kids in the mouth and Dad is breaking their spirits.

TeachingEdit

Jo introduces the House Rules for the kids, then she put the family into the test by taking them into an antiques store.

James and Tyler participate in rock climbing to show they can get on together and support each other.

Jo teaches the family about the game ratings and explain what each rating means. The parents realise this and won't allow the boys the games that are too old for them. They have a conversation with their neighbour to make sure that they can't play the video games that they suppose to not be playing.

Parents EvaluationEdit

TriviaEdit

  • This episode was filmed in October of 2007 as stated in the 100th Episode Special.
  • This is the first family to have one of the parents walk out during the Parent Evaluation and talk back to Jo.
  • Holly was pregnant during filming, even though it wasn't mentioned in the episode.
  • This is the first episode to have two Amok Runners.

Video Edit

Full episode in parts 1, 2 and 3 on DailyMotion (dubbed in French)

Dad Gets Emotional Talking About His Childhood - Supernanny US YouTube channel

Family membersEdit

Holly Tafoya, 26

Jimmy Tafoya, 28

James Tafoya , 7

Tyler Tafoya, 5

Ryan Tafoya, 2

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