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Postby Marina » Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:13 am

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Posted January 4, 2008

Kaukauna family on 'Supernanny' accused of neglect

By Kate McGinty
Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers

A Kaukauna couple are facing national cries of child neglect and receiving taunting e-mails after a TV stint this week — but they're contractually banned from defending themselves, a relative told The Post-Crescent.

Glenn and Sara Chapman and their five children were featured Wednesday evening on the fourth-season premiere of "Supernanny," an hourlong ABC show that sends in Jo Frost, a British nanny who usually helps parents struggling with unruly children.

The now-controversial episode kicked off on an unusual note: For the first time ever, the kids — not the parents — called in the nanny for help.

The show, which was taped in June, depicted daughters Brittany, 17, and Moriah, 15, as primary caregivers for their three brothers, Ethan and Cole, both 5, and Quinn, 3. They said they balanced that with online schooling and household chores.

Within minutes of the show airing, viewers from across the country flooded message boards at Supernanny's official Web site. Online posters accused the parents of neglect, said they reported the family to the state and encouraged others to follow suit.


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Postby katgotsteve » Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:13 am

i dont get abc, but whether we agree with it or not is it really wrong. do both parents work? what is the financial situation? there are alot of questions that could be associated with this. at one time in our country it was ok for the older siblings to care of the younger ones. i would just like to know the situation associated with all this and who made viewers of this tv show the moral police.

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