Six-Year-Old Has Never Slept In Her Own Bed | Jo Frost: Extreme Parental Guidance | Real Families

  • Published: 17 May 2017
  • Jo visits six-year-old Paige who has never slept a full night in her own bed;. with the number of obese 6-year-olds doubling over the last ten years, Jo works to discover the impact of calories and portion sizes on children's health.

    Being a parent is the most important journey of your life, but the trouble is no one gives you a map – until now. Jo Frost, Britain’s best known parenting expert, returns with a new series providing mums and dads with the honest, insightful, no-nonsense advice they need.

    Jo talks to Britain’s parents to find out which issues are really worrying them, whether it’s how many hours their children play computer games or how much exercise they’re getting. In each show she sets out to answer these most pressing of parental questions with a large-scale demonstration involving kids and parents, aiming to debunk myths and reveal crucial facts such as how much children should eat, how many hours of sleep they really need; and the truth about just how young girls are when they start to obsess about their bodies.

    In each programme Jo also meets two families suffering from severe versions of the kinds of problems everyone worries about, from a seven-year-old boy who only eats bread and butter to a ten year old so addicted to computer games he spends up to 80 hours a week at the screen.

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Comments • 52

  • Evilasio Da Paz, Jr.
    Evilasio Da Paz, Jr.  1 years back

    at 26:01 Paige Sounds Like Eric Cartman.

    • Ari Nonko
      Ari Nonko  2 years back

      I liked my own comment

      • TheRealMel
        TheRealMel  2 years back

        I'm almost 15 and only just started to wear concealer and that's it and only every now and then. it's important to be confident in ur self

        • Anna KIRKMAN
          Anna KIRKMAN  2 years back

          I was never a good sleeper when I was little but not as bad as this it probably stopped when I was 5 but I never I had tantrums and my mum would put me back in bed and I would go back to sleep 😂😂🔥🙈

          • Metonymy1979
            Metonymy1979  2 years back

            Say hello to the next pregnant 16 year old.

            • Tanya Brown
              Tanya Brown  2 years back

              I would of just locked the 6yr old out of my room after telling her she had her own bed to sleep in and then gone to sleep with ear muffs on. Do i need to say I never had any sleep issues which bothered me with my kids.. as I wouldnt put up with children doing this.

              • Rosalina 90
                Rosalina 90  2 years back

                Is this an accurate depiction of young girls today? I spent my adolescent years in the early to mid 00's and this was not my experience. We did mess around a bit with makeup(lip gloss and sparkle gels that were in back that) and nail polish - but no one was wearing mascara or lipstick at 11 - never mind 7. I think it's OK to try lipstick and wear it around the house a bit at that age - but they shouldn't be wearing it on any sort of regular basis. I certainly cannot fathom taking an hour to get ready to go the park at the age of 7. That is madness and it's so unhealthy.

                The mother who is letting her 13 year old go out dressed as though she's a 21 year old club goer is...well, I'll be kind and say she naive and a push over. Even putting aside the potential for dangerous situations(which there is undoubtedly), what is it doing to her values and state of mental health? I don't mean in terms of purity or anything like that, but in terms of finding value in others and oneself outside of materialistic concerns. I remember being 13, I know I was a child. Even compared to my 16 or 17 year old self, I was very young. There's no way I'd have really had the foresight to appreciate what I was doing - if I was in this girl's position. This is what parents are bloody supposed to do, they are supposed to step in and not allow children to do things that are not good for them. This girl's mom - I'm sure she loves her daughter, but I do not understand parents who are so afraid of their child ever being angry with them. It is cowardly and it's a failing in their parental duties.

                • Peanut the Sloth
                  Peanut the Sloth  2 years back

                  maybe Paige sees ghosts in her room👻👀

                  • juliamillikin
                    juliamillikin  2 years back

                    I loveeee Jo Frost! Her methods work!

                    • Hi There
                      Hi There  2 years back

                      I eat loads I can't stop eating
                      I once had 2 whole bowls of chips 🍟
                      And after that I had a masssive roast and 2 biscuits

                      • TheLastSipofTea
                        TheLastSipofTea  2 years back

                        The food thing is crazy. A child under the age of 10 needs to eat about as much as a grown woman. They grow and play! Feed them, just don't feed them garbage.

                        • Sophia Lee-Dadswell
                          Sophia Lee-Dadswell  2 years back

                          In my school, even though we're only like, 13 or 14, the teachers are always saying to stop acting like children. One time I had a cup I was playing with after I had finished my work, and i drew a face on it, and my teacher told me to throw it out and stop being so childish. Honestly, it's the grownups who want us to grow up not our peers.

                          • Study with Belle
                            Study with Belle  2 years back

                            My sister is 8, and she eats so much more than those portions. She is the slimmest child I know, and has an amazing body. If she ate that much, she would be starving. What you have to take into account is how active the child is also. My sister and I do lots of dancing, ride bikes, walk etc. I do agree that there are too many overweight children, but that portion is too small..

                            • Jayne Eyre
                              Jayne Eyre  2 years back

                              It's metabolism. I was a very skinny kid until puberty, and I ate plenty. I was a fussy eater and hated vegetables and even many kinds of fruit, refused all exotic or spicy foods, which drove my parents crazy, but loved meat and potatoes, pasta, cheese, bread, cereals, muffins, and of course all kinds of sweets and fast foods. If a child is carrying extra weight, it means she's taking in more calories than she burns off, even though she might be eating exactly the same amount as the skinnier kid. It's not really fair, but there it is. So yes, if she's on the way to becoming dangerously obese then she does need to eat a lot less, and exercise a lot more.

                          • ConcreteAngelx3
                            ConcreteAngelx3  2 years back

                            34:00 LMAO that looks like the most boring thing ever....

                            • ConcreteAngelx3
                              ConcreteAngelx3  2 years back

                              1 tablespoon of ice cream? That's literally one bite... how is that a portion?

                              • Jayne Eyre
                                Jayne Eyre  2 years back

                                Nobody needs any ice cream at all. One tablespoon is better than none.

                              • Kel McGowan
                                Kel McGowan  2 years back

                                Maybe she's taking into account the calories for an evening meal+pudding, so pizza AND ice cream. You wouldn't say 300 calories for the evening meal and another 300 calories for pudding as well. I think this is just an average that she's demonstrating. Of course you have to consider the level of activity the child is getting, their height and build. There's lot of variables.

                              • ConcreteAngelx3
                                ConcreteAngelx3  2 years back

                                ok, two bites lol...

                              • Tanya Brown
                                Tanya Brown  2 years back

                                a 6-7 year old shouldnt be able to fit 1 tablespoon in their little mouths at once. That's at least 4 mouthfuls. One saviours ones dessert more when there is less of it and eats slow. If they lick the icecream it lasts as long as they could gobble down bigger portions

                            • m&ms rock
                              m&ms rock  2 years back

                              LOL I couldn't even eat 1 scoop of icecream

                              • Domine Wimbury
                                Domine Wimbury  2 years back

                                I know none of us remember our births but we are suddenly pulled out of our mothers where we felt safe for nine months and into the big wide world. Not alone I know but probably something to think about. I'm 32 and am very anxious still about my mum

                                • Helen Harent
                                  Helen Harent  2 years back

                                  Well done mom and grandma! Following trough and not feeling sorry for themselves and babying the girls. I hope other parents follow their example.

                                  • Erica M
                                    Erica M  2 years back

                                    It was hard for me to watch this. At that age, I had experienced sexual abuse, extreme trauma, had anxiety — and I have mild autism as well. I also had trouble sleeping alone at this age. This wouldve traumatized me. I know each child is different but it was just tough to see, because not all behavior from kids is simply a discipline issue :(

                                    • me ow
                                      me ow  2 years back

                                      Erica Milam so sorry you had to go trough all of this. Stay strong❤

                                  • Charlotte mace xx
                                    Charlotte mace xx  2 years back

                                    My sister is 14 this year and she sleeps with my mum 😙😯😯💤💤

                                    • VegemiteIs AVitamin
                                      VegemiteIs AVitamin  3 years back

                                      I remember when I was young I has serious separation anxiety from my mum.
                                      Wouldn't matter if it was her trying to get me to sleep in my own bed, or dropping me off at school, or even taking me to a friend's house to play while she went out for the day. The fear I felt as she walked away was so strong that I could feel my throat closing as I cried for her; it was like my chest was being crushed so that I couldn't breath.

                                      I know that that's probably not what this girl has, but I can't help but think that many children are labeled 'naughty' or 'disruptive' when what they're really feeling is crushing fear and anxiety.

                                      • ConcreteAngelx3
                                        ConcreteAngelx3  2 years back

                                        not saying she's not bratty and undisciplined.. but for sure she's an anxious little girl as well

                                      • Tanya Brown
                                        Tanya Brown  2 years back

                                        Concrete, I thought she was a typical bratty little girl, reminded me of my own nieces at that age.

                                      • Rosalina 90
                                        Rosalina 90  2 years back

                                        That's unfortunate, I don't think it's uncommon for 2/3 year old's to behave this way at times - my mom always tell me the story of when she was a toddler she'd scream at the bathroom door if her mom was in there. I think usually they grow out of it - but if it continues past this age, it's definitely a more complicated issue.

                                      • ConcreteAngelx3
                                        ConcreteAngelx3  2 years back

                                        idk I kind of felt like this little girl has a similar thing... seems a lot like anxiety but also mixed with a disobedient child and possibly a little bit delayed socially to be honest. She seems more like a 4 year old than a 6 year old.

                                      • Domine Wimbury
                                        Domine Wimbury  2 years back

                                        VegemiteIs AVitamin that's exactly what I thought of Paige

                                    • Princesspup1215 Owo
                                      Princesspup1215 Owo  3 years back

                                      ......this to kids makes them feel like the world is over BUT IT IS GOOD 4 THEM NOT TO BE TOTAL MEANIES

                                      • Setareh Shiner
                                        Setareh Shiner  3 years back

                                        Thankyouu!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

                                        • Self_Improve 94
                                          Self_Improve 94  3 years back

                                          I love watching her shaw

                                          • Emily Brewer
                                            Emily Brewer  3 years back

                                            I'm obsessed with this series. I'm so glad that they put the next one out every Wednesday. Do we know how many episodes of this there are?

                                            • Rose Eastaugh
                                              Rose Eastaugh  3 years back

                                              Emily Brewer 6 episodes per series and there were 2 series!

                                          • helen arden
                                            helen arden  3 years back

                                            You are in cloud cuckoo land. I give my 4 year old more than you say for an 8 year old and the school nurse has said his weight is perfect.

                                            • Sylvie Oaklee
                                              Sylvie Oaklee  3 years back

                                              Mabey your 4 year old does a lot of sport! :)

                                          • Clemen -time
                                            Clemen -time  3 years back


                                            • Squishy Pixelz
                                              Squishy Pixelz  3 years back

                                              38:10 please stop eating beans with a knife!!!

                                              • Júlia García
                                                Júlia García  3 years back

                                                How does her little sister ever get to sleep?

                                                • Rosalina 90
                                                  Rosalina 90  2 years back

                                                  Children can be like pets when it comes to sleep though - they can just zonk out.

                                                • Domine Wimbury
                                                  Domine Wimbury  2 years back

                                                  Júlia García with great difficulty!

                                              • Jennifer A
                                                Jennifer A  3 years back

                                                I'm glad it worked out well for the mom.

                                                • tin heart
                                                  tin heart  3 years back

                                                  Paige kicking that door. ..

                                                  I bloody cried

                                                  • Scarlet Reaper
                                                    Scarlet Reaper  3 years back

                                                    Thankies 👍

                                                    • Lauren Mcintyre
                                                      Lauren Mcintyre  3 years back

                                                      yay first comment! But why am i watching?

                                                      • Lucy Claire Marie Fletcher

                                                        I didn't sleep in my own bed until I was 6 years old and I'm now 15

                                                        • Kai
                                                          Kai  3 years back


                                                          • Fun Time
                                                            Fun Time  3 years back

                                                            yahh I am early

                                                            • Just Bavlav
                                                              Just Bavlav  3 years back

                                                              first like