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"Supernanny" Kid Sets Fire to Home

10/2/2007 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

News flash! Reality TV shows won't solve every crisis! One family found out the hard way, when their wacky kid set fire to the family home -- after appearing on the TV show "Supernanny." Burn!

Supernanny Jo Frost -- who appears on both British and American versions of the show -- visited Paul and Susan Young and their five children in 2005 in their UK home. Frost attempted to help the Youngs tame their rambunctious boys, all under age 11, but mom said that appearing on the show made the kids behave worse and play up to cameras.

The fire appears to have been started by 3-year-old Joel while he was home with mother Susan, and his siblings were in school. Damage to the home was so severe that the family was forced to move into a hotel. Is "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" casting?!

The fire started in the kitchen, said Essex police officer Terry Hutton. As Young attempted to put the fire out, "the little boy went through the dining room and set fire to the curtains," reports the Daily Mail.

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76.

joesmom    

Where was mom when this happened? I love the "Nanny" show, but its obvious that 99% of the time the problem with the kids rests with the parents, who are in total denial THEY are the problem.

2525 days ago
77.

LizBeth    

OH YES....let's blame the Nanny!! Hello Parents!! Wake up and watch your kids!! I raised five boys - never did they burn down the house -- Why you ask? Gee - cuz I watched them!!!!! I am sick of parents blaming everything and everyone but themselves.

2525 days ago
78.

Huchimama    

How about getting Dad a vasectomy or Mom a hysterectomy! Negligent parents like these should be spayed like dogs and cats.

2525 days ago
79.

lvkae    

Well, if they were on the show in 2005 and the child is 3 now, that means he was long 1 when they did the show. The show could not have affected this child in the least but the parenting he received afterwards should did. The nanny cannot be held responsible at all.

2525 days ago
80.

lissabell    

Sandy, I am with you 100%. I was spanked with a wooden spoon and my dad always threatened the belt. I'm sure you are going to get negative comments but we all have a choice on how to raise our kids. There is a difference between spanking and beating your child. A little spank on the butt never hurt anyone. I bet if this mother spanked her kid instead of counting or putting him in a time out, he'd listen a little better. I knew a mom who did not believe in spanking and instead would count (and give lots of chances) or take away toys. Kids are not dumb, they know they will get the toy back and they know if they go to their rooms they will be let out. Spank their butt and they won't forget it. Great example...There were five parents in a room and four our of five spanked their children and guess what, the four of us had very well behaved children who listened, the fifth mother who did not believe in spanking, her child was out of control and had to be put on riddilin. Hmmmm...I'd rather spank every blue moon that put my kid on any type of drug.

2525 days ago
81.

Jo    

I think Nanny Jo is full of cr%@! All those kids needed was a visit with a good butt whipping.

2525 days ago
82.

sam    

Characteristics of Firesetters. Juvenile firesetters fall into three general groups:

The first is made up of children, mainly boys, under 7 years of age. Generally, fires started by these children are the result of accidents or curiosity.

Children who set fires may have one or more of these characteristics:

Curiosity with fire
Lack of understanding fire’s danger
Recent change in family life (death, separation, divorce, move, abandonment)
Parental alcoholism or drug abuse
Attachment problems
History of behavioral problems (such as lying, stealing, truancy, bullying, cruelty to animals, and substance use)
Poor peer relationships and/or social isolation; being bullied
History of physical, emotional or sexual abuse and/or neglect
Bedwetting
Blaming others and/or unwilling to accept responsibility for one's own actions
Lack of empathy

2525 days ago
83.

Lori    

Some kids do well in "time-outs" but there are some kids for which an old fashion ass-beating sure can do wonders. I would imagine that 3 years of age, the window of opportunity has not completely closed and this would be a fine time to introduce the feel of good old fashion leather to this kids butt via a belt.

2525 days ago
84.

Kit    

That's what happens when you don't watch your kids! Don't blame the brats bad behavior on Supernanny!

2525 days ago
85.

Lori    

74. Characteristics of Firesetters. Juvenile firesetters fall into three general groups:

The first is made up of children, mainly boys, under 7 years of age. Generally, fires started by these children are the result of accidents or curiosity.

Children who set fires may have one or more of these characteristics:

Curiosity with fire
Lack of understanding fire’s danger
Recent change in family life (death, separation, divorce, move, abandonment)
Parental alcoholism or drug abuse
Attachment problems
History of behavioral problems (such as lying, stealing, truancy, bullying, cruelty to animals, and substance use)
Poor peer relationships and/or social isolation; being bullied
History of physical, emotional or sexual abuse and/or neglect
Bedwetting
Blaming others and/or unwilling to accept responsibility for one's own actions
Lack of empathy


Posted at 1:55PM on Oct 2nd 2007 by fried
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AW COME ON, LEAVE BRITNEY SPEARS OUTTA THIS....snicker

2525 days ago
86.

Leela    

59. Forget the Super Nanny, these "animals" need Cesar Milan, The Dog Whisperer.

Posted at 1:32PM on Oct 2nd 2007 by hollyweird

Oh my goodness, that was entirely too funny. LMFAO! Good one, hollyweird.

2525 days ago
87.

baby girl    

Good one CDawg! HAHAHAHAAAA! Bloody hell LMAO!

2525 days ago
88.

Sandy    

What a shame for the whole family. My thoughts and prayers go out to them./

2525 days ago
89.

I speak da trooph    

One word:

ADOPTION!!!

Get rid of the little brats!

2525 days ago
90.

Tina    

WTF? Let me guess.... they're gonna sue SUPERNANNY for this little a-holes action. You know I love this show, but these stupid ass parents get on my nerves. Instead of calling in a professional to try and help with the little monsters, just beat their asses. The world was a much better place when parents were "allowed" to bust the kids ass for something done wrong. These DCS ppl need to stay out of our business and let us raise our kids the way we see fit. Atleast back in the days when kids got their asses tore up, you didnt have all the gang bangers and drug addicted, theiving crime commiting punks running around. OR better yet, since DCS wants to control how our children are punished lets all start beating the asses of the DCS workers, maybe they will get the point eventually!

2525 days ago
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