Jo Frost fought back tears as she spoke candidly about her deathly food allergy in Supernanny USA.
In last night’s episode of the E4 show, the parenting expert was seen offering advice to Dan and Miranda Andersen, who told how two of their three children, William, six, and Ava, eight, were diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies – including the likes of peanuts, tree nuts, eggs and milk.
Anxious mother Miranda was constantly on guard for their family’s safety, resulting in conflicting parenting styles with her husband – but luckily Jo was able to speak from personal experience about a topic very close to her heart.
Speaking of her fears, Miranda explained: ‘I’ll get worried they’ll have a reaction, so going someplace new is scary,’ to which Jo replied: ‘How you approach anaphylaxis and how you deal with it every day, rubs off. It’s contagious to your children. I do not see what I have as a disability.’
Jo Frost (pictured) fought back tears as she spoke candidly about her deathly food allergy in last night’s episode of E4’s Supernanny USA
The parenting expert tried to give young Ava (pictured) the confidence to eat out and conquer her anxieties
Taking to Twitter, one person penned: ‘How great to see Jo Frost taking out young Ava and giving her one to one time to conquer her anxiety’ (pictured)
Miranda continued: ‘That’s what I want because I think they are limited in life and I don’t want that for them.’
Jo – who is allergic to all nuts, peanuts, crustaceans and rye – added: ‘There’s not a hinder in me mentally. What I want to do in this world and the impact I want to make and the journey I want to take.
And I have to tell you, that’s because that was seeded very young in my life. That is the beauty you’re able to give your children.’
The child-rearing expert then got teary-eyed as she turned to the camera and explained how her parents had given her the confidence to achieve whatever she so desired – despite her allergy.
Dan and Miranda Andersen (pictured) explained their concerns when it came to their children’s diagnosis of life-threatening food allergies
Miranda told how she gets worried her children will have a reaction so ‘going someplace new is scary.’ Pictured, speaking with Jo Frost
Taking to Twitter, one person wrote: ‘Do these breakthroughs happen in real time? Jo Frost responded so quickly’ (pictured)
‘My parents, they raised me with an attitude that it would not prohibit me from reaching the sky and I want the same for the Anderson family,’ she said. ‘I feel all emotional.’
And viewers were quick to take to Twitter to praise Jo for later taking young Ava out and giving her one-to-one time to conquer her anxiety – where she managed to explain her allergies to the waitress and order her own meal for the very first time.
‘How cute are the Andersons?! Such a nice family and so proud of Ava finding her voice,’ enthused one, while a second penned: ‘What a fantastic episode, crying with happiness…….why am I crying so much? Fab job again.’
A third added: ‘Awww she did so well telling the server her allergies. She was fine without the parents there. Jo gives people so much confidence.’