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Season Episodes Originally aired USA
First aired Last aired Network
1 12 January 17, 2005 May 11, 2005 American Broadcasting Company
2 19 September 23, 2005 September 18, 2006
3 15 December 4, 2006 August 6, 2007
4 20 January 2, 2008 June 25, 2008
5 21 October 3, 2008 May 1, 2009
6 13 October 23, 2009 March 12, 2010
7 15 November 5, 2010 March 18, 2011

Episodes American Broadcasting Company January 17, 2005 and March 18, 2011

Season 1 (2005) American Broadcasting Company January 17, 2005 and May 11, 2005

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101 101 "Jeans Family" Denver, CO January 17, 2005 101 9.97
David and Barbara Jeans have three daughters: 4-year-old Andra and 3-year-old identical twins Leah and Jessie. Andra talks back and is very aggressive. The twins can't help but learn from their older sister. Jessie has quickly picked up the aggressive behavior and back-talking, while Leah is a nonstop crier, weeping over every little thing. The combination of all three girls makes a turbulent and chaotic existence.
102 102 "Bullard Family" Aurora, CO January 24, 2005 102 9.25
Bryce and Jen Bullard have two sons: 6-year-old Bryce "Brycie" Jr. and 2-year-old Rylan. While being parented, there is no quality time. Brycie talks back, has an attitude problem, refuses to share, and is disrespectful. Rylan doesn't act out as much as Brycie, but he does cry a lot and refuses to go to bed. Jen tries juggling with work and taking care of the boys.
103 103 "Orm Family" Santa Clarita, CA January 31, 2005 103 10.75
Shawn and Tammy Orm have three sons: 8-year-old Chandler, 6-year-old Caden, and 3-year-old Declan. The parents don't see eye to eye on parenting. Chandler talks back and has an attitude problem. Caden is a picky eater and refuses to eat what the rest of the family eats at dinner. Declan is picking up his brothers' behavior and constantly wanders outside unsupervised. The boys fight with each other, and Caden frequently bullies Declan.
104 104 "Wischmeyer Family" Bailey, CO February 7, 2005 104 11.39
John and Melora Wischmeyer have three children: 9-year-old Jared and 4-year-old identical twins Ashlyn and Alaia. Ashlyn screams, is defiant and wants Melora to sleep with her. Alaia is worse than Ashlyn; she runs rampant around the house, hitting, back-talking, screaming, and ignoring Melora's attempts to dish out discipline. Jared feels left out and is often blamed for his sisters' misbehavior, even when they bully him. The twins make it nearly impossible for their mother to concentrate on her work, especially with Alaia lashing out at Melora and taunting her.
105 105 "Weston Family" Woodland Hills, CA February 14, 2005 105 9.35
Fred and Andrea Weston have two sons: 4-year-old Andrew and 11-month-old Sean. Andrew is very aggressive. He constantly talks back to his parents, throws tantrums, and bullies his baby brother, Sean, and other children in countless ways, which eventually led to him getting expelled from preschool. He is also so defiant; he refuses to eat his dinner if he isn't served his favorite foods and constantly gets out of bed during bedtime.
106 106 "Bailey Family" Palmdale, CA February 21, 2005 106 9.71
Bill and Stacie Bailey have two children: 6-year-old Jadyn and 2-year-old Billy. Jadyn talks back, has a bad attitude, and refuses to sleep in her bed. Baby Billy throws ear-splitting tantrums to get his own way and timeouts don't work for him since he is known to escape.
107 107 "Gorbea Family" Whittier, CA March 7, 2005 107 9.01
Robert and Evelina Gorbea have three children: 9-year-old Demetrius, 8-year-old Meya, and 2-year-old Adam. While his older siblings are well-behaved, baby Adam constantly latches onto Evelina and explodes into ear-bursting tantrums when he does not get her attention and talks back a lot. He also refuses to go to sleep, which often keeps her up until the small hours. Nobody gets to watch their favorite TV shows when Adam wants to watch TV. Demetrius and Meya feel neglected and don't get enough attention because of their younger brother's tantrums. Robert is lazy and lets Evelina deal with the children and housework.
108 108 "Ririe Family" Thousand Oaks, CA March 21, 2005 108 7.50
Scott and Jennifer "Jenny" Ririe have four children: 9-year-old Selia, 7-year-old Hallden, 3-year-old Blake, and 1-year-old Broden. Scott and Jennifer have completely different outlooks on how their children should be parented. The three older children are constantly snacking. By far, their most troublesome child is defiant and destructive Blake, their wild child. Every time Jennifer looks away, Blake makes a beeline for the front door and dashes out across the busy road to play with a friend. He also constantly talks back to his parents and is rude to them. While at the mall, Blake runs off in every direction. Selia and Hallden don't act out much outside of snacking, but Broden is picking up Blake's behavior.
109 109 "Collins Family (U.K. Family)" Northampton (East), Northamptonshire April 4, 2005 109 9.68
Jason and Karen Collins have four children: 10-year-old Ben, 9-year-old Lauren, 6-year-old Joshua, and 4-year-old Joseph. The children aren't just aggressive and destructive, but they also constantly talk back. As the ringleader, Ben encourages his younger brothers to misbehave. Lauren is well behaved and doesn't act out as much as her brothers, but sometimes misbehaves. Joshua engages in a lot of fighting. Joseph is the hardest problem, as he is very aggressive, destructive, and pours out Karen's hair care products onto her bed.
110 110 "Burnett Family" Mount Laurel, NJ April 18, 2005 110 8.68
Michael and Joanne Burnett have five children: 8-year-old Zachary (from Michael's first marriage), 3-year-old identical twins Joseph and John, and 16-month-old fraternal baby twins Michael Jr. and Molly. Michael Sr., who works from home, is struggling to work and take care of the two sets of twins at the same time. Michael Sr. and his ex-wife share joint custody of Zachary, so he is home on certain days.
111 111 "Christiansen Family" East Windsor, NJ May 2, 2005 111 8.82
Chris and Colleen Christiansen have two sons: 7-year-old Corey and 3-year-old Chase. Corey has a very stubborn personality, while Chase rules the roost and is learning by the example of his brother. Both of the boys yell, hit, pinch, talk back, say inappropriate words, leave the house without permission, display bad manners, and do not listen and do as they're told. Chase still drinks from a baby bottle. Mealtimes are a disaster since Corey and Chase eat their food away from the table. Bedtimes are a disaster since the boys do not go to bed when they are told to do so and disrespect their bedtime.
112 112 "Family Update Special" N/A May 11, 2005 112 5.93
Jo revisits most of the families that she has helped this season and gets a progress report from each of them.

Season 2 (2005 2006) American Broadcasting Company September 23, 2005 and September 18, 2006

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113 113 "Minyon Family" Douglasville, GA September 23, 2005 113 5.49
Frank and Danielle Minyon have two children: 7-year-old Frank Jr. and 4-year-old Skyler. Skyler rules the roost, as she fights with her mother by hitting her, throwing violent tantrums, kicking, screaming, demanding, and crying. Frank Jr. doesn't act out as much as his sister, but he does talk back to Danielle and doesn't listen to his parents. Frank Sr. doesn't favor his son because of his not listening and talking back, but he praises Skyler, despite her misbehavior.
114 114 "Webb Family" Fairburn, GA September 23, 2005 114 6.62
Arthur and Cathy Webb have three children: 6-year-old Josef, 5-year-old Paige, and 2-year-old Madison. Paige was born with Down syndrome and has trouble with her speech. Josef feels left out because his mother spends a lot more time with his sisters than him. He acts out by talking back and being aggressive towards Paige. Madison is very demanding and clingy. Bedtimes are a disaster when Cathy puts the children to bed and they come out of their rooms. Arthur's job requires him to travel five days a week throughout almost the entire year, leaving Cathy to handle the children on her own. When Arthur is home on the weekends, he is lazy and doesn't bother disciplining the children.
115 115 "McMillion Family" Arlington, TX September 30, 2005 115 6.10
Cheryl McMillion (without her husband, Jonathan, who is serving in Afghanistan for a year) has three sons: 10-year-old Ryan, 7-year-old Hunter and 3-year-old Garrett. The boys act out by fighting, talking back, swearing at their mother, and yelling. Cheryl's method is discipline is using her belt to spank the boys. Ryan talks back when he is told to wash his hands. Cheryl kicks Ryan and Hunter out to play after school in an attempt to avoid dealing with their misbehavior. Little Garrett is learning by the example of his brothers.
116 116 "Larmer Family" Fort Worth, TX October 7, 2005 116 5.73
Ed and Judy Larmer have four children: 4-year-old John, 2-year-old fraternal twins Justin and Jessica, and an 11-month-old baby called Joey. The family moved from Florida to Texas so the children can be closer to Judy's family. The three older children are destructive, disobedient, and constantly talking back to their parents. Judy doesn't let the children outside much because they like to play with Ed's cement mixer, and she worries they might get dirty. Judy's mother, Sharon, loves her grandchildren, but doesn't like it when they come over and mess with her belongings. Judy has also gotten carried away with childproofing the house.
117 117 "Cooke Family (U.K. Family)" Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire October 14, 2005 117 6.96
Paul and Denise Cooke have three daughters: 9-year-old Meghann, 6-year-old Gabriella, and 4-year-old Erin. With the eldest daughter, Meghann, as the ringleader, the girls talk back to their parents. Paul's relationship with Denise is strained, and so is the latter's relationship with Meghann. Because of the girls' behavior, the family hardly ever goes out in fear for an embarrassing scene.
118 118 "Amaral Family" Boca Raton, FL October 21, 2005 118 5.74
Michael and Lorraine Amaral have three sons: 9-year-old Ryan, 4-year-old Logan, and 2-year-old Kade. Ryan and Logan fight each other like cats and dogs. Logan is very destructive and physically aggressive towards everyone. Kade doesn't act out as much as his brothers, but he does wander off unattended. Michael and Lorraine own a restaurant and bring the boys with them to work, but Ryan and Logan constantly misbehave in the restaurant. Ryan also has a hard time with concentrating on his homework.
119 119 "Facente Family" Marietta, GA November 4, 2005 119 5.88
Trae and Deirdre Facente have three children: 4-year-old identical twins Kayla and Marlana and 3-year-old Tristin. Tristin was born with severe autism and is unable to speak. Deirdre and Trae don't know how to integrate Tristin into their daily life. The parents are at a loss as to how to help Tristin come out of his zone and join the family. The twins demand their mother's attention by following her.
120 120 "Keilen Family" New Market, MN November 11, 2005 120 7.34
Shaun and Tami Keilen have four children: 6-year-old Haeley, 4-year-old identical twins Maile and Malia, and 1-year-old Leighton. The twins run roughshod over their parents and talk back. Maile rules the household with her tantrums, and is constantly picking fights with her parents. Malia is very clingy. Haeley is rude, lashes out at the twins, and gets physical with them. Leighton feels left out because of his sisters' behavior.
121 121 "Bradbury-Lambert (U.K. Family)" Swindon (North), North East Wiltshire November 18, 2005 121 6.59
Stuart Lambert and Laura Bradbury have three children: 5-year-old Matthew (from Laura's first marriage), 2 1/2-year-old Tegan-Olivia (from Stuart's first marriage), and 5-month old Diesel. Matthew's aggressive and violent behavior often leaves Laura battered and bruised. Tegan-Olivia is picking up his behavior, while Laura doesn't allow Stuart to discipline Matthew.
122 122 "Tsironis Family" Plymouth, MN November 25, 2005 122 6.00
Bob and Elizabeth Tsironis have three children: 4-year-old Kate and 3-year-old identical twins Teddy and Nicholas. The twins were born prematurely, and because of this, Elizabeth is struggling to discipline them. Due to their lack of discipline, Teddy and Nicholas are constantly aggressive, destructive, violent, talk back to their parents, and quick to escape, leaving Bob and Elizabeth frazzled. Dinnertime is a disaster. The twins make a huge mess and throw their food all over the dining room. Kate is well-behaved, but she feels left out when her brothers misbehave and she often lies about having foot cramps to get her mother's attention.
123 123 "Carsley Family" Enfield, NH March 6, 2006 123 9.70
Cheryl Carsley has five children: 7-year-old Chantal, 5-year-old identical twins Caleb and Nicholas, and 4-year-old identical twins Bobby and Elijah. Cheryl is divorced and has full custody of the children. She is going to school to get her teaching certificate, but it's not easy for her as she deals with the children, who leave the house constantly messy and full of havoc. Chantal constantly hits and throws tantrums to get her mother's attention. All five children handle the divorce with anger, wall drawing, disrespect, screaming, fighting, not taking Cheryl seriously, disrespect, name-calling, swearing, and backtalk.
124 124 "Schwartz Family" Bellmore, NY March 13, 2006 124 9.73
Steve and Cathy Schwartz have four daughters: 6-year-old Samantha, 4-year-old Amanda, 3-year-old Katelyn, and 1-year-old Emily. NYPD officer Steve and medical biller Cathy work full time, leaving Cathy's sister, Donna, to babysit the girls. However, Donna does not discipline the girls well and believes that Cathy should not discipline them just because they are children. The three older girls constantly run in the house, screaming and yelling. Samantha's wildness keeps annoying her parents and aunt. Amanda is stubborn and sometimes aggressive. Katelyn is bossy, demanding, and struggling with potty training.
125 125 "Silva Family" Las Cruces, NM March 20, 2006 125 10.92
Tom and Danielle Silva have seven children: 17-year-old Meghan (from Tom's first marriage), 8-year-old Cheryl (from Danielle's first marriage), 7-year-old Allyson (from Tom's first marriage), 6-year-old Mackenzie (from Danielle's first marriage), 2-year-old Riley, 1 1/2-year-old Kassiah, and 6-month-old Caden. Tom is a soldier in the Army National Guard and is preparing to be deployed to Iraq for a year and a half, forcing Danielle to face the chaos of her three oldest biological daughters, as well as her younger stepdaughter, Allyson, since they constantly hit and curse at each other. Meanwhile, Meghan has a strained relationship with her father, Tom, and Riley still uses a pacifier.
126 126 "Young Family" Sarasota, FL March 27, 2006 126 10.02
Sherman and Joelle Young have three children: 13-year-old Dylan, 5-year-old Sherman "Shermie" Jr., and 3-year-old Shelby. Shermie and Shelby rule the roost as they fight like cat and dog. Shermie talks back, climbs walls, ignores Joelle's attempts to dish out discipline, and is very aggressive towards his mother and siblings. Shelby is very defiant and cries a lot. She is starting to pick up Shermie's back talking, aggressive behavior, and wall climbing. She also prefers to eat her dinner in front of the TV instead of with the rest of the family. Dylan gets annoyed with his younger siblings when they come into his room and usually wants to spend time alone or with his parents.
127 127 "Harmony Family" Hutchinson, KS April 3, 2006 127 9.46
Jacob and Erin Harmony have three sons: 11-year-old Jake, 5-year-old Ian, and 3-year-old Grant. Ian and Grant constantly attack and fight each other like cats and dogs. Ian talks back, swears, disrespects his parents, and bullies Grant. Grant bites furniture, is very clingy, and evicts his father from the bed after sleeping four hours in his own bed. Grant also has a croaky voice because of his screaming. Jake is annoyed with his brothers' behavior. Jacob and Erin take the boys out to eat at least three times a week and are prepared for embarrassment every time. In the restaurant, Grant draws attention to himself by climbing around, refusing to stay in place, and screaming when he doesn't get his way.
128 128 "Wujcik Family" Highland Park, IL April 17, 2006 128 8.99
Tim and Toni Wujcik have three children: 6-year-old Alec, 4-year-old Bryce, and 1-year-old Carly. Alec is disobedient and has problems with sharing. The boys constantly scream, run around the house, throw toys down from the window and balcony, talk back to their parents, ignore attempts to dish out discipline, and fight each other. At dinnertime, the boys are picky eaters, and Toni makes a different meal for each of them. Tim doesn't bother disciplining the boys.
129 129 "Jackson Family" O'Fallon, MO April 24, 2006 129 8.57
Terry and Lisa Jackson have 5-year-old fraternal triplets: Ethan, Will, and Isabella. Terry is an out-of-town worker for almost the entire week and he is only home on Sundays, leaving Lisa to watch the triplets. However, it is a stressing nightmare for Lisa as the triplets constantly handle it with anger, backtalk, and tantrums. Isabella can sometimes be aggressive with her brothers. Ethan kicks and hits his mother when he doesn't get his way. Will gets clingy when his father comes home. There are some weekends when Terry doesn't come home at all.
130 130 "Newton Family" San Jose, CA May 1, 2006 130 10.31
Aaron and Vicki Newton have two sons: 12-year-old Aaron Jr. and 5-year-old Kobe. Aaron Sr. and Vicki are divorced and share joint custody of the boys. Kobe deals with things with anger, hitting, destruction, backtalk, lying, disobedience, swearing, screaming, tantrums, and fighting. Aaron Jr. doesn't act out as much as Kobe, but sometimes talks back. Vicki is unsuccessful at disciplining Kobe, while Aaron Sr. is strict with both boys.
131 131 "Uva Family" Dunedin, FL September 18, 2006 131 6.10
Jeff and Rosemarie Uva have two sons: 7-year-old Trevor and 4-year-old Travis. Rosemarie owns a preschool and Jeff frequently takes the boys there, but they do not set good examples for the other children by exhibiting aggression. The boys constantly terrorize the other children at Rosemarie's preschool and show no respect for their parents or their toys.

Season 3 (2006 2007) American Broadcasting Company December 4, 2006 and August 6, 2007

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132 132 "Bowersock Family" Columbus, OH December 4, 2006 132 9.63
Thad and Jenniffer Bowersock have three children: 7-year-old Madeline "Maddie", 6-year-old Hayden, and 4-year-old Lily Grace. Maddie drives her mother crazy with her disobedience and backtalk. Hayden is aggressive with his mother and sisters. Lily Grace is learning by the example of her older siblings. Jenniffer spanks her children and threatens them to eat soap as punishment while Thad yells at them. Even her own discipline system isn't enough as the children become too much for her.
133 133 "Weinstein Family" Cleveland, OH December 11, 2006 133 7.71
David and Chia Weinstein have four children: 7-year-old McKenna "Kenny", 6-year-old Christina "Tina", 5-year-old Julia, and 2-year-old Robert. Kenny and Tina show no respect for their parents and have anger issues. Julia pushes her parents' buttons and Robert is destructive. Bedtime is a disaster. The children refuse to stay in their beds, especially Tina, and it usually takes them hours to fall asleep. David disciplines the children by yelling at them, but it leaves them in tears.
134 134 "Fager Family" Dunkerton, IA December 18, 2006 134 6.50
Joe and Stacie Fager have six children: 10-year-old Sarah, 8-year-olds Andrew and Chelsea, 4-year-old identical twins Benjamin and Zachary, and 2-year-old Jacob. Sarah and Andrew are from Joe's first marriage. Chelsea is from Stacie's first marriage. With Joe working as a truck driver and going to school full-time, Stacie is stuck with taking care of the children. The three younger boys are disobedient, aggressive, run off, and do dangerous things. Sarah and Andrew have not seen or spoken to their biological mother in a year and feel like they don't belong in the family. The family is constantly at home and afraid to go on vacation with all six children.
135 135 "Swanson Family" Ellensburg, WA January 8, 2007 135 8.17
Ken and Vania Swanson have five sons: 9-year-old Alexander "Alex", 7-year-old Dawson (both from Vania's first marriage), 5-year-old Myca, 3-year-old Brendon, and 2-year-old Christian. Ken and Vania own a taxi service. However, since they are constantly working, they have little time with the boys. As a result, they take over the house with violence towards each other and talking back to their parents. Alex and Dawson have a strained relationship with their stepfather. None of the boys have respect for each other's belongings. Ken and Vania's disagreements on how to discipline the boys are leading to a possible divorce.
136 136 "Mihalik Family" Hanover, PA January 15, 2007 136 8.99
Donna Mihalik has four children: 11-year-old Blake, 8-year-old Cole, 3-year-old Aiden, and 1 1/2-year-old Stephanie. Four years earlier, Cole was diagnosed with leukemia and had been treated for two years. Shortly after Cole was relieved of treatment and a few months before Stephanie was born, Donna's husband, Steve, died of an unexpected terminal illness. Since then, things at the Mihalik household have been in chaos. Blake often runs off to hang out with teenagers and is on the verge of becoming a juvenile delinquent. Cole is aggressive and foul-mouthed. Aiden and baby Stephanie are both picking up their older brothers' behavior.
137 137 "Smith Family" Honolulu, HI January 22, 2007 137 9.17
Will and Michelle Smith have two sons: 3-year-old Nate "Nathan" and 2-year-old Ari. Will and Michelle are college professors who have their hands full with two little boys who constantly give them a hard time. Nate is 3, but he isn't potty trained and ignores any attempts to dish out discipline. Ari constantly screams and refuses to give up his baby bottle. The boys don't have bedrooms, so they sleep in the living room. Will and Michelle childproof the kitchen by securing everything with bungee cords.
138 138 "Haines Family" Abrams, WI January 29, 2007 138 8.72
Shane and Suzanne Haines have two sons: 10-year-old Seth and 4-year-old Sean. Sean handles things with anger, backtalk, hitting, tantrums, swearing, ignoring attempts for discipline, biting, and name-calling, but he is a good boy at school. Seth doesn't act out as much as his brother, but he does seek attention by talking back and antagonizing his parents. Police officer Shane works the night shift and needs to sleep during the day, leaving Suzanne to handle the boys on her own.
139 139 "Nitti Family" West Melbourne, FL February 5, 2007 139 9.57
Lisa Nitti has four sons: 10-year-old Darren, 8-year-old Matthew, 6-year-old Devin, and 5-year-old Jared. Darren constantly bullies his brothers. Matthew is very hyperactive, disobedient, talks back, roughhouses, and runs around the house. Jared is a mama's boy. Lisa thinks that because he's the baby of the family, while Jared is also learning by the example of his brothers. Devin rules the household with his aggressive temper, as he spits at his family, hits his brothers, and hurts anyone in the house. All four of the boys swear, fight, and ignore their mother's attempts to discipline them. Lisa's boyfriend, John, lives with them and disciplines the boys by intimidating them with his temper.
140 140 "Bruno Family" Trinity, FL February 12, 2007 140 9.83
John and Denise Bruno have four daughters: 15-year-old Mariah, 13-year-old Taylor, 6-year-old Isabella "Bella" and 4-year-old Samantha "Sam". Mariah was born with cerebral palsy and gets daily occupational therapy from Denise, but wishes to spend more time with John; however, he doesn't give her much attention. Taylor has a strained relationship with her father, John, because he does not like her goth-like appearance and ridicules her for her style. Bella rules the roost as she is very aggressive and fights with her mother. Sam constantly whines. Bella and Sam constantly demand their mother's attention during Mariah's therapy. Mariah gets annoyed with her parents arguing with her sisters.
141 141 "McAfee Family" Eagle River, AK February 19, 2007 141 8.94
Brian McAfee has four children: 9-year-old Elliana "Ellie", 7-year-old Silas, 5-year-old Kaia, and 3-year-old Anna. Brian is divorced and has full custody of the children. The children talk back to Brian, don't take him seriously, and show no respect. As the ringleader, Silas is aggressive with Brian, bullies his sisters, and refuses to do his homework. In school, he fights his teachers, terrorizes his classmates, and is on the verge of getting expelled from school. When Silas hurts Kaia and Anna, Ellie stands up for her sisters and herself by fighting back. Ellie is a good girl, but sometimes she can get into fights with her father. Kaia tends to throw tantrums and Brian struggles to discipline her. Anna gets away with everything as she is the baby of the family, and has picked up Kaia's tantrums and is becoming defiant.
142 142 "Goins Family" Salt Lake City, UT February 26, 2007 142 10.14
Jay and Karolee Goins have three children: 6-year-old Khalin, 5-year-old Kolben, and 2-year-old Kadance. Khalin was born with ADHD. He is the hardest problem as he throws aggressive tantrums, is aggressive with his parents and younger siblings, misbehaves in school, and has trouble with his homework. Kolben acts aggressive and is attention-seeking, and Kadance is picking up her brothers' bad behavior. The children are constantly snacking without permission. Jay is lazy and refuses to help Karolee with disciplining the children. Karolee is pregnant and unsure if she is ready to have a fourth child to take care of.
143 143 "Williams Family" Van Buren, AR March 5, 2007 143 9.58
Jency Williams has three children: 12-year-old Bradley, 10-year-old Kelsee, and 5-year-old Hagan. Jency has two jobs and relies on her grandparents, Hal and Carolyn Smith, to look after the children while she is working. Hagan has anger issues, is aggressive towards his mother and siblings, and is disrespectful. Bradley and Kelsee aren't as bad as their brother, but Bradley sometimes picks fights with his younger siblings, while Kelsee talks back to her mother and acts like a teenager. However, all three children are well-behaved when they are at their great-grandparents' house.
144 144 "Walker Family" Plainfield, IL March 12, 2007 144 7.55
Anthony and Alice Walker have three children: 12-year-old Anthony Jr., 6-year-old Naleila "Leila", and 14-month-old baby Alyssa. Alice's 17-year-old nephew, Marcus, also lives with the family. Alice runs a home daycare center and Marcus helps her look after the children, including his cousins. Anthony Jr. talks back to his parents and bullies Naleila. Naleila refuses to sleep in her own bed. Alice is still nursing Alyssa.
145 145 "Cantoni Family" Naugatuck, CT May 28, 2007 145 5.29
Paul and Nina Cantoni have three children: 6-year-old Nicolas, 3-year-old Gabrielle, and 1-year-old Giana. Nicolas talks back, is disrespectful, and doesn't get to spend time with his parents. He also said once that he wants Giana to fart more loud. Gabrielle rules the house as she throws temper tantrums, acts very bossy, and refuses to go to bed. Gabrielle also has a croaky voice because of her screaming. Paul and Nina don't see eye-to-eye on disciplining the children. Two years earlier, Nina injured her shoulder in a car accident, making it harder for her to handle the children.
146 146 "Amouri Family" Wixom, MI August 6, 2007 146 5.13
Michael and Tamara Amouri have four children: 4-year-old Hailey, 2-year-old identical twins Jianni and Julian, and 1-year-old Ashton. While Michael goes out to work, stay-at-home Tamara has to handle the four children. Hailey is bossy and stubborn and listens to Gangsta rap music on Tamara's MP3 player. The twins climb all over everything like a pair of chimpanzees and wander outside unsupervised. Baby Ashton doesn't act out as much as his older siblings, but he does gets shocked from playing with a wall socket as the house isn't childproofed. Tamara is also more concerned with cleaning the house than handling the children.

Season 4 (2008) American Broadcasting Company January 2, 2008 and June 25, 2008

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147 147 "Drake Family" Swainsboro, GA January 2, 2008 147 8.89
Billy-Joe and Donna Drake have three children: 4-year-old Josie (almost 5) and 3 1/2-year-old identical twins Jared and Justin. Billy-Joe and Donna have reached the edge when they have to deal with the children who do not listen, constantly run off, climb, fight, and refuse to brush their teeth. Donna's mother, Mimi, lives next door to the family, and the parents rely on her to look after the children while they are at work, but the children also give their grandmother a hard time. Billy-Joe and Donna recently purchased a new camper, but are unsure if they will be able to keep the children under control if they go on vacation.
148 148 "Chapman Family" Elm Grove, WI January 2, 2008 148 9.13
Glenn and Sara Chapman have five children: 17-year-old Brittany, 14-year-old Moriah, 4-year-old identical twins Ethan and Cole, and 3-year-old Quinn. For the first time, it's the children calling for Jo's help instead of the parents. Brittany and Moriah are living a real life Cinderella story; while their parents work full time, they are left alone to do chores and babysit their brothers while going to school online. Doing all these things with no help at all from their parents leave the girls exhausted and stressed. The boys constantly interrupt their sisters during their classes, and the girls are on the verge of failing out of school. Glenn has a strained relationship with his daughters and has had similar relationship issues with his own parents.
149 149 "Schumacher Family" Las Vegas, NV January 9, 2008 149 8.92
Brian and Teri Schumacher have three children: 14-year-old Jessica, 11-year-old Alexi, and 7-year-old Dylan. The girls are emotional towards their parents. Jessica is lazy, unmotivated, and constantly complains about being bored. Alexi chats with teenage boys she has never met in person on the phone and on the computer. Dylan is aggressive with his mother and sisters, swears, and talks back.
150 150 "Duan-Ahn Family" San Francisco, CA January 16, 2008 150 6.04
Forrest Duan and Angela Ahn have five children: 9-year-old Christopher, 8-year-old Isabella, 6-year-old identical twins Lawrence and Benjamin, and 5-year-old Charlotte. Forrest and Angela are dentists. With them exposing their children to various lessons and activities, every day is very busy for the entire family. Due to their overloaded schedule, Angela is constantly driving the children from place to place and they never have time to eat dinner at home. Sometimes the children go to bed super late because of their homework. Angela and the children are so stressed with their schedule that this leads to the children acting out by being aggressive, fighting and picking on each other, and talking back and Angela having no energy to discipline them. The children never get to spend any time with Forrest due to him constantly working and almost never being at home. Forrest and Angela had purchased a newly built house three years earlier, but are afraid that the children might ruin it if they move in.
151 151 "Terrill Family" Georgetown, KY January 23, 2008 151 7.18
Scott Terrill has two sons: 11-year-old Lane and 5-year-old Tate. Scott is divorced and has full custody of the boys. He has no clue of what to do as the boys are nothing but double trouble. Tate screams, throws tantrums, and can be aggressive with his father and brother. Lane has developed a cholesterol problem since his father feeds him and Tate nothing but junk food.
152 152 "Dostal Family" Wesley Chapel, FL February 6, 2008 152 7.56
Bill and Brenda Dostal have two children: 5-year-old Zachary "Zach" and 3-year-old Erin. Zach talks back and is violent and aggressive with his parents and sister. Erin is well-behaved, but she is picking up some of her brother's behavior. Bill and Brenda are constantly arguing over how to deal with Zach, and Brenda fears it could lead to a divorce.
153 153 "Daniels Family" Murrieta, CA February 13, 2008 153 8.80
Steve and Lisa Daniels have six children: 2 1/2-year-old Brynleigh "Brynn", 4-year-old Irelyn, 7-year-old Alisen, 8-year-old Alexus, 12-year-old Halley, and 13-year-old Josh. All five of the girls act out by fighting, roughhousing, having outbursts, swearing, and talking back to their parents. Josh avoids getting involved in his sisters' roughhousing by hiding out in his room or going to his friend's house to play video games. Dinnertime is a disaster. The girls refuse to sit down and get into food fights. Steve and Lisa have given up trying to discipline the girls.
154 154 "Wilson-Knutson Family" Studio City, CA February 20, 2008 154 5.88
Dan Knutson and Wendy Wilson have four sons: 4-year-old Leo, 3-year-old Beau, and 6-week-old identical baby twins Will and Jesse. Wendy is a singer for Wilson Phillips and is the daughter of The Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson. However, her lifestyle isn't all fame and fortune as she has to deal with the antics of Leo and Beau, who constantly run around the house, throw tantrums, hit each other, and climb into bed with their parents. Beau is struggling with potty training and refusing to give up his pacifier. The arrival of the twins has made Wendy and Dan even more exhausted. Wendy and her sister, Carnie, are preparing for a cross-country tour for a few months, but Wendy is concerned because she has never left Dan to look after the boys alone for that amount of time.
155 155 "Tafoya Family" Maricopa, AZ February 27, 2008 155 8.30
Jimmy and Holly Tafoya have three sons: 7-year-old James, 5-year-old Tyler, and 2-year-old Ryan. Being at home with the boys is stressful for Holly. James is aggressive with his brothers, lies to his parents, talks back, and uses nasty words. Tyler and Ryan are learning by the example of their older brother. The boys play violent video games at their friend, Colton's, house and reenact the violence in the games. Holly feels that Jimmy is too harsh on the boys when he disciplines them. When the boys use nasty words, Holly makes them eat soap as punishment.
156 156 "Prescott Family" Hesperia, CA March 5, 2008 156 7.08
Daniel and Kadi Prescott have seven children: 8-year-old Marli, 7-year-old Daniel Jr., 6-year-old Trenton, 5-year-old Phillip, 3-year-old Aiden, 2-year-old Ella, and 1-year-old Reed. Daniel Jr. was born with ADHD and is aggressive with his mother and siblings. Daniel Sr. and Kadi task Marli with the most responsibilities out of all seven children. The five younger children have picked up Daniel Jr.'s behavior and are constantly fighting and hitting each other. Kadi's father, Sherman, left her when she was 13 after revealing that he was gay, and Daniel Sr. isn't comfortable with the family forming a close relationship with Sherman.
157 157 "Banjany Family" Staten Island, NY March 12, 2008 157 5.94
Rich and Lisa Banjany have three children: 5-year-old fraternal twins Cameron and Zoe and 3-year-old Blake. The boys fight like cats and dogs. Blake is aggressive, throws tantrums, hits, bites, won't take no for an answer, dresses like a girl with Zoe's clothes, and plays with her toys, which disturbs Rich. Zoe isn't as bad as her brothers, but she is the hardest challenge when she doesn't get her way. The children are constantly getting snacks from the pantry and the refrigerator. Rich and Lisa are trying to juggle operating their home-based cookie business and taking care of the children.
158 158 "McKeever Family" Studio City, CA March 19, 2008 158 6.96
Corey and Lucy McKeever have two sons: 7-year-old Hunter and 6-year-old River. River is extremely aggressive. He hits, kicks, throws things, and explodes into ear-bursting tantrums. Hunter is disrespectful, foul-mouthed, and talks back. The combination of both boys turns into chaos. Corey is a little strict and hardly disciplines the boys, and when he does, he yells at them and hold the door to keep them in. Hunter and River are also sexist and have a hard time with concentrating on their homework.
159 159 "Addis Family" Noblesville, IN April 2, 2008 159 5.89
Tony and Leslie Addis have four children: 6-year-old identical twins Jonathan and Jonah, 4-year-old Eden, and 2-year-old Elijah. All four of the children throw temper tantrums constantly. The twins fight with each other and act aggressive towards their mother by hitting and kicking her. Eden is a princess, but if she can't get her way, she will be defiant and refuse to cooperate. Elijah has picked up his older siblings' behavior and cries a lot. Leslie's mother, Charity, also lives with them. The family is grieving over the loss of Leslie's father, Rick, who died in a boating accident six months earlier. Rick's death has impacted the children's behavior.
160 160 "Citarella Family" Scotch Plains, NJ April 9, 2008 160 5.77
Joe and Debbie Citarella have four children: 7-year-old Rebecca, 6-year-old Sarah, 3-year-old Hannah, and 1-year-old Joshua. Police officer Joe has trouble enforcing the law with his children. Rebecca doesn't act out as much as her younger siblings, but is very hyperactive. Sarah is aggressive and defiant with her parents. Hannah has developed a nasty habit of shoplifting while on shopping trips with her family. Baby Joshua is described as a brute by his parents as he has picked up Sarah and Hannah's behaviors.
161 161 "Schrage Family" Murfreesboro, TN April 23, 2008 161 5.45
Kyle and Christy Schrage have three daughters: 10-year-old Ellie, 6-year-old Emma, and 4-year-old Cara. The girls are disobedient, drawing on the walls, and showing a great amount of disrespect for their parents. Cara is refusing to give up her pacifier. The girls prefer to sleep with their mother instead of their own beds. Their parents haven't slept together in a year. Christy's mother, Memaw, lives with the family, and her granddaughters show no respect for her privacy.
162 162 "Clause Family" Studio City, CA April 30, 2008 162 5.50
Ken and Lorie Clause have two children: 11-year-old Brandon and 8-year-old Caila. The children constantly fight with each other and their parents and can't concentrate on their homework. Caila rules the roost as she swears, is aggressive, throws explosive temper tantrums, is destructive and gives the middle finger to her parents. Brandon also flips his parents off, swears, has anger issues, and hides in the refrigerator when he is upset. Ken is too focused on his work to help Lorie handle the children, and he fears he will never have a close relationship with the children.
163 163 "Martinez Family" Clinton, MI May 7, 2008 163 5.24
Sindo and Michelle Martinez have three children: 9-year-old Sindo Jr., 7-year-old Ashley, and 6-year-old Mikey. With Sindo Sr. serving in Iraq for five months, Michelle finds it impossible to take care of her three misbehaving children alone and she overreacts to their behavior. Sindo Jr. talks back to his mother and hits her. Ashley throws tantrums at home and in public. Mikey is picking up his older siblings' behavior.
164 164 "Browning Family" San Dimas, CA May 14, 2008 164 5.89
Charles and Bernadette Browning have six children: 20-year-old Catalina (who is away in college), 17-year-old Erek, 14-year-old Devante, 10-year-old Brett, 8-year-old Joseph, and 2-year-old Charlette. The three older children are from Bernadette's first marriage. While Catalina is away at college, Bernadette tries juggling with work and looking after the five younger children. The boys spend most of their day playing video games and being lazy. Erek and Devante are convinced that Charles is freeloading since their mother makes more money than their stepfather does. Charlette seeks her mother's attention by following her around.
165 165 "Doyle Family" Erlanger, KY May 28, 2008 165
Doug and Brandy Doyle have three children: 5-year-old Sara, 3-year-old Lizzy, and 20-month-old Andrew. The girls scream and are violent towards their parents and their brother. As the ringleader, Lizzy is aggressive, throws tantrums, and is on the verge of getting expelled from daycare. Sara is stubborn and refuses to quit fighting until she wins. Andrew cries alot and is on Brandy's lap 24 hours a day, and he has picked up his sisters' behavior. When Doug comes home from work, he usually leaves Brandy to discipline the children on her own.
166 166 "Moy Family" Lincoln, NE June 25, 2008 166 4.10
Harding and Michelle Moy have three children: 11-year-old Hailey, 8-year-old Camryn, and 4-year-old Matthew. With Harding gone at work from Monday to Thursday, Michelle is stuck with her three stubborn children. Hailey has become defiant, spoiled, and sassy. Her behavior is caused by her father's long absences, and her mother giving her younger siblings more positive attention, which makes Hailey very jealous. Camryn is also defiant, talks back to her parents, and gives them attitude. The girls have a sibling rivalry for attention and constantly fight each other. Matthew is learning by the example of his sisters and throws tantrums to get his way.

Season 5 (2008 2009) American Broadcasting Company October 3, 2008 and May 1, 2009

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167 167 "Quinn Family" Amherst, NH October 3, 2008 167
David and Gina Quinn have four children: 16-year-old Cally, 14-year-old Casey, 10-year-old Corey, and 9-year-old Carli. Casey, who is a member of his middle school wrestling team, is both physically and verbally aggressive with his family and constantly bullies his siblings. All four children pick fights with each other, curse, lie to their parents, and refuse to do their chores. With Gina stressed out at home, she works at the gym more often. Sometimes David can't help but act like the children instead of disciplining them.
168 168 "Baulisch Family" Papillion, NE October 10, 2008 168
Kip and Dorothy Baulisch have four daughters: 18-year-old Melissa, 8-year-old Jessica, 7-year-old Jennifer, and 5-year-old Kristin. Both parents are deaf, while all four girls are hearing. The three younger girls constantly fight with each other, talk back, take advantage of their parents' disability, and drive their parents crazy at bedtime. None of the girls except Melissa are good at sign language, and Melissa acts as a third parent to her sisters. Melissa also has a strained relationship with Kip, who is her stepfather.
169 169 "Park Family" West Hills, CA October 17, 2008 169
Michael and Heather Park have three children: 6-year-old Kyle, 4-year-old Farley, and 2-year-old Pierce. Kyle was born with ADHD. He acts aggressive, hits, does dangerous things, and struggles to concentrate on his homework. Farley and Pierce are picking up their older brother's behavior. In addition, the family's nanny, Alejandra, does not have discipline and control over the children.
170 170 "Winter Family" Marietta, GA October 24, 2008 170
Tom and Cathy Winter have five children: 16-year-old Kristin (from Cathy's first marriage), 6-year-old identical twins Kayla and Erica, 3-year-old Tori, and 2-year-old Thomas "Tommy". The twins constantly fight each other for their mother's attention. Erica acts defiant by talking back and rolling her eyes. Kayla and Tori scream and throw tantrums when they don't get their way. Tommy bites his parents and sisters to get what he wants. Bedtime is a disaster as Tori and Tommy prefer to sleep with their mother instead of in their own beds, and they also horse around for up to an hour and a half before they fall asleep. Meanwhile, Kristin has a strained relationship with her stepfather, Tom, because he believes that she is doing irresponsible things while hanging out with her friends. Two years earlier, Cathy was diagnosed with kidney cancer and her recent recovery has made it harder for her to handle her children.
171 171 "Newsome Family" Tallahassee, FL October 31, 2008 171
Blythe Newsome has six children: 13-year-old Loughlin, 12-year-old Aidan, 9-year-old Daly, 8-year-old Moira, 5-year-old Elspeth, and 3-year-old Finn. In the past year and a half, Blythe has faced several misfortunes. Due to financial problems, the family's house was foreclosed on, and Blythe divorced her husband, Roger, taking full custody of the children and moving into a much smaller house with tight living spaces. Several months after the foreclosure and the divorce, the family's nanny and closest friend, Nana, died of breast cancer. Since these tragic events, the children have become disrespectful, act bossy, fight, and talk back, while Blythe is struggling to cope with her divorce and loss.
172 172 "Manley Family" Encino, CA November 7, 2008 172
John and Sara Manley have two children: 7-year-old Max and 4 1/2-year-old Claire. John and Sara have been separated for six months, and the children are worried that their parents will get divorced. Max is disrespectful, has anger issues, throws tantrums, hits, and talks back. Claire is far worse than Max. She is aggressive, but her biggest issue is that if she can't get her way, she will throw the biggest tantrums ever and she will go on and on until she gets what she wants. Supermarket trips are a disaster, as the children run off into different aisles, and throw epic fits if they can't get what they want.
173 173 "Howat Family (UK Episode)" Shenley, Nr.Radlett, Hertfordshire November 14, 2008 173 4.50
Tara Howat has three children: 8-year-old Casey, 7-year-old Shannon, and 4-year-old Rhys. Rhys is the ringleader as he swears, disrespects his mother, throws tantrums, and never does as he is told. Shannon has picked up Rhys' behavior and deliberately disobeys and talks back to her mother. She also throws tantrums to get her own way. Good girl Casey has given up on time with her mother, while Tara is driven crazy by the two youngest and just yells at Shannon and Rhys.
175 175 "Lewis Family" Claremont, CA November 21, 2008 175
Antoinette Lewis has two children: 2-year-old Selah and 5-month-old Christian. Antoinette's husband, Dwight, recently died of Stage II gastric cancer, and Selah is having trouble understanding her father's death.
176 176 "James Family" Houston, TX December 12, 2008 176
Mike and Angela James have four daughters: 8-year-old Jadon, 5-year-old Amaya, 20-month-old Michal, and 7-month-old McKinley. Mike is an NBA basketball player for the New Orleans Hornets. Mike spends most of his day training for the NBA season, and is preparing to leave for the season, leaving Angela to handle the girls on her own. Jadon and Amaya constantly fight each other for their parents' attention. Michal is picking up her older sisters' bad behavior. The family just moved into a new house, which isn't childproofed and has a large outdoor pool, making it dangerous for the three older girls, who wander outside unsupervised. Despite each of the girls having their own bedrooms, they all prefer to sleep in the playroom.
177 177 "Kerns Family" Evansville, WI January 9, 2009 177
Shawn and Shannon Kerns have three children: 4-year-old identical twins Brandon and Bryce and 2-year-old Brenna. The twins fight like cats and dogs, talk back to their parents, swear, wander outside unattended, bother their neighbors, and are destructive. Brenna is picking up her brothers' behavior. At bedtime, the children are restless and refuse to stay in bed. Shawn and Shannon work different shifts and are rarely home at the same time, which makes it hard for them to agree on how to discipline the children.
178 178 "Gormley-Brickley Family (UK Episode)" West London January 23, 2009 178
Steve Brickley and Ann Gormley have four children: 5-year-old fraternal twins Aiden and Ella and 3-year-old identical twins Louis and Ciaron. Aiden and Ella fight a lot, while Louis and Ciaron refuse to eat normal food and still eat puréed baby food.
179 179 "Costello Family" Medina, OH February 6, 2009 179
Dale and Amy Costello have ten children: 15-year-old Logan, 14-year-old Carley, 12-year-old Chaslyn, 11-year-old Joelle, 9-year-old Corban, 7-year-old Addison, 5-year-old Nolan, 3-year-old Bryson, 2-year-old Cameron, and 8-month-old Keaton. With Dale working as a truck driver and being away for most of the week, juggling ten children isn't easy for Amy and Dale, so they rely on the three older children to look after their seven younger siblings. Most of the middle children hit, talk back, name call, curse, and scream. Having to look after most of their younger siblings is stressful for Logan and Carley. Logan has had a panic attack once, while Carley usually reacts negatively to help with the babysitting. Dale has also developed a drinking problem to deal with his stress.
180 180 "Davis Family" Deltona, FL February 13, 2009 180
Phil and Debbra Davis have five children: 14-year-old Morgan, 9-year-old Philip, 4-year-old Madison, 3-year-old Tiffany, and 2-year-old Tori. Debbra and Phil are not on the same path as they argue with one another on duties around the house. Morgan is constantly late to school since it takes her a long time to wake up and get her younger siblings ready. She also has a strained relationship with Phil, who is her stepfather, because he criticizes her for the way she dresses and demands too much respect from her. Phil's parenting style is swearing and spanking his children.
181 181 "Sachs Family" New York, NY February 20, 2009 181
Greg and Fanci Sachs have two sons: 5-year-old Ryan and 3-year-old Jonathon. Ryan throws tantrums when he doesn't get his way and has separation issues from his mother. Jonathon hits a lot and is picking up Ryan's behavior. The boys are spoiled since Fanci buys them toys three times a week. Bedtime is the family's biggest struggle as the boys won't go to sleep unless one of their parents stays with them.
182 182 "Williams Family (UK Edition)" Birmingham, Warwickshire February 27, 2009 182
Martin and Natalie Williams have four children: 7-year-old Bethany, 6-year-old Tyler, 5-year-old Lori, and 4-year-old Tia. Tyler rules the household by swearing and aggression. The baby of the family, Tia has picked up Tyler's behavior; she kicks and screams at her siblings and parents, while Martin just sits looking on his computer as well as fixing the mobile takeaway.
183 183 "Del Re Family" Staten Island, NY March 13, 2009 183
Joe and Adele Del Re have three children: 9-year-old Clarissa and 4-year-old fraternal twins Peter and Deanna. Joe is an NYPD detective and is authoritative towards his children. The twins rule the house as they fight like cat and dog, throw temper tantrums and are aggressive. When Peter doesn't get his way, he lashes out violently. Deanna is very defiant and constantly argues with her parents until she wins. She will also not accept no as an answer. Clarissa is well-behaved, but despite this, Joe is more strict with her than her younger twin siblings, and he interrogates her like she is a suspect.
184 184 "Goldberg Family" Tucson, AZ March 20, 2009 184
Adam and Shelby Goldberg have three children: 6-year-old identical twins Jacob and Joshua and 3 1/2-year old Jayden. The twins fight like cats and dogs, talk back, and curse at their parents. Jacob is prone to violent outbursts, while Joshua thinks that everything, including discipline, is a joke. Jayden has picked up her brothers' aggressive behavior, and if she can't get her way, she will throw loud temper tantrums until she has her way. Shelby resorts to calling imaginary police officers (actually Adam, who changes his voice over the phone) to get the children to behave.
185 185 "Sacco Family" Boston, MA March 27, 2009 185
Eric and Elyse Sacco have four children: 13-year-old Eric Jr., 10-year-old Ashley, and 3-year-old fraternal twins Luke and Lily (almost 4). The twins rule the house as they throw tantrums and still use pacifiers, resulting in their mouths getting swollen. They also refuse to sleep in their own beds. Eric Sr. does all the work while Elyse slacks lazily, despite her being the stay-at-home parent. She also has an addiction to talking on the phone, which leads to expensive phone bills. Eric Jr. refuses to interact with his family and other people, and has condoms in his room. Well-behaved Ashley feels she doesn't get enough attention from her parents, particularly because of them paying more attention to her younger twin siblings.
186 186 "Porter Family (UK EPISODE)" Bridgwater, Somerset April 10, 2009 186
Merrill and Hayley Porter have two children: 9-year-old Maddison and 7-year-old Harry. Princess Maddison rules the house as her ferocious temper is becoming unmanageable. Harry feels left out and has picked up his sister's behavior. Before the children were born, Hayley had a son from her first marriage named Jake, who died from cot death just a month before his second birthday.
187 187 "DeMello Family" Taunton, MA April 17, 2009 187
Don and Dyane DeMello have three children: 6-year-old Damon, 4-year-old Dante, and 2-year-old Gianna. The boys are destructive, throw tantrums, and fight. Damon gets angry and physical with his parents when he doesn't get his way. Dante annoys his parents with his constant screaming. Gianna is learning by the example of her brothers. Dyane doesn't let the children outside much, which contributes to their bad behavior.
188 188 "Krolikowski Family" Delray Beach, FL May 1, 2009 188
John and Shannon Krolikowski have four children: 9-year-old Kaleigh, 7-year-old Johnny, 3-year-old Karly (almost 4), and 2-year-old Thomas. Kaleigh is a bully to her younger siblings. Johnny is defiant and refuses to stop arguing until he gets his way. Baby Thomas throws loud temper tantrums. All four children fight like cats and dogs, and John and Shannon have given up on discipline.

Season 6 (2009 2010) American Broadcasting Company October 23, 2009 and March 12, 2010

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189 189 "Colier Family" Cleveland, GA October 23, 2009 189
Jason and Dawn Colier have four children: 13-year-old Madison, 4-year-old Chase, 3-year-old Nathaniel, and 1-year-old Blake. Madison was adopted, and her relationship with Jason is rocky with all the disagreements they have. Madison talks back and has an attitude. Chase and Nathaniel fight, don't listen to their parents, and aren't potty trained.
190 190 "Simmons Family" Midlothian, VA October 30, 2009 190
Tracy and Debra Simmons have two sets of fraternal twins: 7-year-olds Payton and Sophia and 4-year-olds Parker and Sydney. Payton and Sophia talk back to their parents and mistreat their younger siblings. Sydney is defiant and sometimes aggressive. Parker is very disrespectful, violent, and destructive. He swears at his mother, talks back, name calls, hits, kicks, throws tantrums, and picks fights with his older siblings. Sophia doesn't act out as much as her siblings, but behaves like a teenager by giving attitude. At dinner, both sets of twins are picky eaters and eat nothing but junk food. After every meal, they eat desserts that are high in sugar, making them very hyperactive and their behavior even worse. Tracy is struggling to discipline the children alone while Debra hides out in the bathroom.
191 191 "Phelps Family" Hayden, AL November 6, 2009 191
Jimmy and Amy Phelps have three sons: 9-year-old Jacob, 5-year-old Brody, and 2-year-old Aiden. Amy uses spanking to discipline the boys, while Jimmy yells at them. Jacob doesn't act out as much as his younger brothers, but has anger issues, while Brody is stubborn and defiant. Aiden rules the roost as he lashes out violently when he refuses to accept no as an answer and refuses to sleep in his own bed. The boys are constantly snacking without permission and leave the pantry and the refrigerator open. Jimmy and Amy's disagreements on disciplining the boys are threatening to put their marriage in jeopardy.
192 192 "Naskiewicz Family" Royal Palm Beach, FL November 13, 2009 192
Roy and Jen Naskiewicz have four children: 12-year-old Jordan, 9-year-old Tanner, 4-year-old Zachary, and 2-year-old Kaia. Jordan and Tanner have a sibling rivalry and fight each other. Zachary is stubborn and has violent outbursts when his sisters get more attention than him. Kaia is a typical toddler who throws tantrums. When it comes to discipline, Jen is very soft on the children, while Roy has a short temper. Roy and Jen's disagreements on disciplining the children are threatening them with a possible divorce.
193 193 "McGrath Family" Hamlin, NY November 27, 2009 193
Bill and Tammy McGrath have three children: 9-year-old Paige, 5-year-old Aiden, and 4-year-old Liam. Eight months earlier, Aiden was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which has sparked fear and anxiety for Tammy since her father died from diabetes way before the children were born. Aiden throws temper tantrums and it's a life or death situation for him as he refuses to eat properly, which not only scares his parents but also threatens his health. Liam acts very aggressive and pushes his parents' buttons. The boys constantly fight with each other, which adds to Aiden's health risk level. Paige is frustrated with her brothers fighting and Aiden's diagnosis and has too many responsibilities. She also gets annoyed with them coming into her room.
194 194 "Beck Family" Orange, CA December 11, 2009 194
Nate and Nicole Beck have three sons: 9-year-old Hunter, 5-year-old Pierson, and 3-year-old Bronson. Hunter was born with ADHD. Pierson is very defiant and stubborn. Bronson spits and swears at his parents. He is also aggressive and has just recently been permanently expelled from preschool for his aggressive and disruptive behavior. Hunter doesn't act out as much as his brothers, but he has a hard time concentrating on his homework. Nate and Nicole work in different shifts and are almost never home at the same time to handle the boys.
195 195 "Heredia Family" Newbury Park, CA December 18, 2009 195
Joe and Christina Heredia have four children: 4-year-old Brandon and 2-year-old fraternal triplets Taylor, Samantha, and Ryan. Christina worries about the children running off when she goes out with them. Brandon is aggressive with his parents and siblings, hits a lot, and demands attention from his mother. The baby triplets have picked up their older brother's behavior, and will scream, cry, and fight each other.
196 196 "Benton Family" Florence, SC January 8, 2010 196
Greg and Amber Benton have two sons: 10-year-old Rivers and 8-year-old Hunter. Rivers is very aggressive, bullies Hunter, and struggles with his homework. The boys fight on a daily basis and use violence and racial and homophobic slurs towards each other. Amber and Greg constantly argue, which threatens to sabotage their marriage.
197 197 "Hallenbeck Family" Mesa, AZ January 15, 2010 197
Kristin Hallenbeck has two sons: 6-year-old Jordon and 4-year-old Jaydon. As a single mother, Kristin relies on her parents, Patricia and Cliff, to look after the boys while she occupies herself with her own thing. Jordon throws tantrums, is aggressive, swears and talks back. Jaydon talks back, swears, and is disobedient. Disciplining her grandsons is stressful for Patricia as they fight like cats and dogs and sometimes kick her. Kristin's financial problems are preventing her from moving out and she doesn't like the way her mother disciplines the boys.
199 199 "Mann Family" San Diego, CA February 5, 2010 199
Mark and Melissa Mann have four children: 5-year-old Naomi and 3-year-old fraternal triplets Norah, Nathaniel, and Madeleine. Mark and Melissa have to deal with their four difficult misbehaving children. Naomi talks back and is disrespectful. The triplets have picked up their older sister's behavior; they will scream, bite, hit, fight, and demand their mother's attention. In addition, their parents use spanking to discipline them. Mark gets overwhelmed when he has to look after the children alone.
1100 1100 "Johnson Family" Marietta, GA March 5, 2010 1100
Roy and Kate Johnson have three sons: 4-year-old Denver, 3-year-old Logan, and 1-year-old baby Jack. Roy and Kate own a coffee shop with a supervised play area, but business isn't going smoothly as the boys constantly fight each other and bully the other children. They also annoy their parents' customers and employees. Denver talks back and sometimes runs out of the house. As the ringleader, Logan is very aggressive and destructive. He will disrespect the home, hit, kick, punch, swear, bite his parents and Jack's diaper, and throw explosive tantrums. Baby Jack is learning by the example of his brothers.
1101 1101 "McKinney Family" Reno, NV March 12, 2010 1101
Ashley McKinney has two children: 6-year-old Kayla and 3-year-old Kaiden. As a young single mother, Ashley has trouble keeping control of the children. Kaiden throws things, runs off, screams, throws tantrums, bites, spits, and hits. He has been kicked out of two preschools for his aggressive behavior. Kayla isn't as bad as her brother, but she is defiant, sometimes aggressive, and does anything to get her mother's attention.
1102 1102 "100th Episode Special" N/A March 12, 2010 1102
In celebration of the 100th episode of Supernanny, Jo revisits the Newsomes, the Weinsteins, and the Lewises, and gets a progress report from each of them.

Season 7 (2010 2011) American Broadcasting Company November 5, 2010 and March 18, 2011

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1103 1103 "Atkinson Family" Glen Ellyn, IL November 5, 2010 1103
John and Jen Atkinson have five daughters: 14-year-old Amanda, 13-year-old Abbey (both from Jen's first marriage), 10-year-old Julia (from John's first marriage), 4-year-old Reese, and 2 1/2-year-old Maeve. John and his ex-wife share joint custody of Julia. Amanda is very bossy. She and Abbey talk back and have a disrespectful attitude towards their mother and stepfather. Reese is stubborn, has separation anxiety from her father, and at one point, Reese screamed so much and so loud, some of her vocal cords broke. Maeve is picking up Reese's behavior. However, Julia doesn't act out as much as her siblings.
1104 1104 "Peterfreund Family" Chandler, AZ November 12, 2010 1104
Keith and Sonya Peterfreund have four sons: 5-year-old Jett, 3-year-old Gage, 2-year-old Trey, and newborn Myles. The three older boys are aggressive with each other, which is a concerning safety factor with their baby brother. With Keith working as a flight attendant during the week and being home only on the weekends, Sonya is left to handle the boys on her own. Jett is spoiled and disobedient. Gage runs off when he doesn't get his way. Trey throws tantrums. Baby Myles cannot sleep when his brothers are roughhousing. Keith and Sonya's method of discipline is making the boys eat a dab of hot sauce when they misbehave.
1105 1105 "Swift Family" Sacramento, CA November 19, 2010 1105
Tony and Jenny Swift have five children: 11-year-old Jack, 10-year-old Joshua, 7-year-old Sean, 4-year-old Max, and 9-month-old Mia. The family's nanny, Kadie, is left to look after the children with no help from Tony and Jenny, and she is the one who calls for Jo's help instead of the parents. The boys run wild in and outside the house unsupervised, threatening their safety, while Max has picked up his brothers' behavior and throws tantrums if he can't get his way. The house is not even babyproofed, which is dangerous for baby Mia as she often puts small things that her brothers leave behind in her mouth. Jenny's mother, Gloria, visits the family on a daily basis, and she is the only one who is able to discipline the boys; however, Tony and Jenny are ungrateful for Gloria's help and refuse to admit what they are doing wrong.
1106 1106 "Young Family" Whidbey Island, WA December 3, 2010 1106
Ricky and Jenye Young have three sons: 6-year-old Nicco, 4-year-old Makai, and 21-month-old Crew. Because of Ricky's job, the family has moved four times in the past year and are preparing to move again. The boys throw things, hit, talk back, play aggressively, name call, and do not do as they are told. They even play with dangerous objects such as axes and machetes. Crew refuses to sleep unless he is with his parents.
1107 1107 "Van Acker Family" Oak View, CA December 10, 2010 1107
Kevin and Jessica Van Acker have two children: 6-year-old Emma and 3-year-old Dylan. Emma is a very spirited little girl, but she sometimes screams, yells, and is usually very hyperactive. Dylan is worse than Emma; he whines and cries a lot, refuses to eat meat and vegetables, which results in anemia, still wears diapers, and is struggling with potty training. His tantrums are so loud that Emma is struggling to concentrate on her homework.
1108 1108 "Fernandez Family" Kissimmee, FL December 17, 2010 1108
Jerald and Marla Fernandez have three children: 12-year-old Desiree, 5-year-old Elias, and 3-year-old Eulisis "Shorty". The boys are constantly fighting. Shorty rules the household as he throws tantrums, screams and is aggressive. Elias and Desiree don't act out as much as Shorty, but Elias can be defiant at times, and Desiree talks back, is noncompliant, and her grades in school have started to go downhill. Jerald is lazy and leaves Marla to discipline the children on her own, and because of this, their marriage is on the rocks.
1109 1109 "George Family" San Antonio, TX January 7, 2011 1109
Glenn and Joey-Lynn George have five daughters: 20-year-old Samantha, 17-year-old Brooke, 10-year-old Savannah, 6-year-old Hailey, and 1 1/2-year-old Haidyn. Samantha also has her own daughter, 2-year-old Krissy. Joey-Lynn got pregnant with Samantha when she was 16, and Samantha followed in her mother's footsteps; she got pregnant with Krissy when she was Brooke's age. Samantha and Brooke have a sibling rivalry and constantly argue and curse in front of their sisters and Krissy. When the four younger girls act out, Glenn doesn't follow through with the discipline and just yells at them. Joey-Lynn and Glenn feel they have failed as parents.
1110 1110 "Miller Family" Phoenix, AZ January 14, 2011 1110
David and Meshell Miller have six children: 13-year-old Kesley, 12-year-old Kendall, 10-year-old Meryn, 7-year-old Landon, 5-year-old Ainsley, and 3-year-old Avarie. Meshell has no discipline or control over the children and spoils them while David yells at them and can get physical with them. As the ringleader, Landon talks back, bullies his sisters, and refuses to do chores. Kesley is left to babysit her younger siblings while her parents are out and is not allowed to go out with her friends. Avarie constantly whines and refuses to give up her baby bottle.
1111 1111 "Colombo Family" Melbourne, FL January 21, 2011 1111
Joe and Danielle Colombo have three children: 4-year-old Carlo, 3-year-old J.J., and 1-year-old Julia. With Joe working as a full-time lawyer, Danielle is left to handle the children on her own. Carlo is a picky eater and has a loud scream his parents call "the screet". J.J. runs the household with hitting, pinching, kicking, screaming, and talking back. Julia is learning by the example of her brothers. Joe and Danielle have tried Jo's methods of discipline on their own, but they don't work well for them.
1112 1112 "Potter Family" Rochester, NY February 4, 2011 1112
Chris and Joy Potter have four children: 10-year-old Noah, 7-year-old Ryan, 5-year-old Jake, and 4-year-old Alexa. The children talk back to their parents and have no respect for them or their house. Joy doesn't follow through with the discipline while Chris constantly yells at the children. Noah's relationship with his father is strained due to his constant yelling, which scares Noah and his younger siblings. Chris' hot temper has put his and Joy's marriage on the rocks.
1113 1113 "Merrill Family" Oceanside, CA February 18, 2011 1113
Beckie Merrill (without her husband, Chris, who is serving in Afghanistan for a year) has four adopted children: 6-year-old Eddie and 4-year-olds Lydia, Garrett, and Elena. Eddie and Lydia are siblings from Ghana. Garrett and Elena are cousins from Guatemala. There is a communication barrier between Beckie and the Ghanaian children since they were adopted three months earlier. Eddie and Lydia are struggling to adapt to their new lifestyle and speak English, and they express their frustration by exhibiting aggression and talking back. However, Garrett and Elena do not act out as much as Eddie and Lydia, and are fluent in English since they were adopted as babies.
1114 1114 "DeMott Family" Bayville, NJ February 25, 2011 1114
Teddy and Nancy DeMott have four children: 11-year-old Timmy and 4-year-old fraternal triplets Teddy Jr., Milo, and Giada. Police officer Teddy Sr. and Nancy work different shifts and are never home at the same time to handle the children. The triplets throw things, pick fights with each other and Timmy, and draw on the walls. Timmy never gets to spend time alone or with his parents because of his younger siblings. Nancy has given up on time outs and resorts to locking the children in their rooms. Teddy Sr. has trouble enforcing the law with the children.
1115 1115 "Froebrich Family" Fort Mill, SC March 4, 2011 1115
Erich and Beverly Froebrich have five children: 11-year-old Emily, 9-year-old Emmett, 7-year-old Emma-Jo, 4-year-old Emerson, and 1 1/2-year-old Ember. The four older children constantly fight each other and do any kind of bodily harm. Emmett is struggling to concentrate on his homework. Emerson is very aggressive and never apologizes for his behavior. Erich and Beverly have harsh disciplinary actions on their children, such as dragging them by their ears and making them eat hot sauce. Beverly's father, Victor, died a year earlier, and since then, her mother, Barbara, has been living with the family. Barbara doesn't approve of her daughter and son-in-law's methods of discipline.
1116 1116 "Federico Family" Las Vegas, NV March 11, 2011 1116
Michael and Sylvia Federico have three sons: 5-year-old Dominic, 3-year-old Michael Jr., and 2-year-old Vincent. Michael Sr. and Sylvia have no discipline or control over the boys and are still babying them, especially Dominic, who still rides in a stroller, can't brush his own teeth, and can't dress himself. The boys' parents bribe them with sugary snacks to get them to behave.
1117 1117 "Evans Family" Houston, TX March 18, 2011 1117
Gary Evans has three sons: 6-year-old Michael, 4-year-old Sean, and 3-year-old Dylan. A year earlier, Gary's wife, Jennifer, died of breast cancer, forcing Gary to retire earlier and become a stay-at-home father. The boys are having trouble understanding their mother's death and act out by screaming and fighting like cats and dogs. The boys are also picky eaters and refuse to eat anything but junk food. When Jennifer was still alive, she was able to potty train Michael and Sean, but she never got a chance to do the same for Dylan. When Sean, the middle boy, gets put into timeout because he couldn't have sugar, a standoff takes place.

Specials (2008 2010) American Broadcasting Company November 14, 2008 and January 29, 2010

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USA

Episodes American Broadcasting Company U.S. viewers

(millions)

"Super-manny Special (Marko Family)" Temecula, CA November 14, 2008 174 4.85
Doug and Tracy Marko have three daughters: 7-year-old Gwen, 4-year-old Alexa, and 8-month-old Jacinda. Gwen has anger issues, no respect for her parents, can't concentrate on her homework, and has a strained relationship with her father due to his overly harsh methods of discipline. Alexa is starting to copy Gwen's aggressive behavior.
"Super-manny Special (Griswold Family)" Falcon, CO January 29, 2010 198
Allen and Roberta Griswold have four children: 16-year-old Brianna, 11-year-old Lauren, 7-year-old Joe, and 2-year-old Alex. Joe rules the household, since he is violent towards his family, has anger issues, is very destructive and throws temper tantrums. At the supermarket, his behavior is even worse. He runs off, writes slurs and foul words on the freezer doors, and breaks bottles and jars. Brianna has an attitude problem, hangs out with college students, and even though she is 16, she drinks alcohol. Allen and Roberta themselves have short tempers with their children as they constantly yell at them when they misbehave.
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