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10/03/2007 11:36 AM ID: 65349 Permalink   

Kid Previously on TV's 'Supernanny' Sets Fire to House


A family who had previously been assisted by UK TV's 'Supernanny' are without a home now after one of the children set their house on fire. The youngest child, aged 3, is said to have started the fire.

The TV programme 'Supernanny' follows childcare expert Jo Frost as she goes into people's homes and tries to correct the behaviour of youngsters. The boys were described as "a mob" in TV listings.

The mother, Mrs Young, claimed that her sons weren't responsible, however, neighbours and firemen did not share this view. The ending commentary from the show stated that there was "still a long way to go".

    WebReporter: Maxx20 Show Calling Card      
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  Thought this was rather ironic  
Personally, I'd leave the kid to sleep outside, if his reward for setting fire to the family home is going to be a nice new hotel room for a while, I fail to see why he wouldn't do it again.
  by: Maxx20     10/03/2007 11:37 AM     
  How does a 3 year old  
even know how to start a fire?

And how does a three year old gain the tools needed to start a fire capable of burning an entire house down?
  by: daniel2508     10/03/2007 02:36 PM     
Could either be the makings of an arse-o-nist, or perhaps it was totally an accident, e.g. knocking something over, ...but then even still....I want more details!
  by: Jediman3     10/03/2007 02:54 PM     
  a mob  
I remember seeing the episode with those boys on. The neighbours and firemen are right to be wary.
  by: Madonna   10/03/2007 03:13 PM     
More details = source ;-)

The kid found a "kitchen cooker lighter" and proceeded to set fire to the curtains with it.
  by: Maxx20     10/03/2007 03:28 PM     
  The 3 year old  
Probably didnt sit there with flint and tinder to start the fire.
Rather this was caused by the complete lack of respect on behalf of the 3 year old who had been taught that doing what he knows is wrong is funny and there are no consequences.

Obviously you have to blame the parents because to get to the state you go on TV with your problems, and indeed to have the mentality that a TV show will solve all your issues means there is something not all there upstairs.
  by: Anglo_Englishman   10/03/2007 03:41 PM     
I can't imagine a 3 year old knowing how to start a fire or light a kitchen cooker lighter (long lighter thing?) assuming there was a child safety thing on it. But even if it did, why is it where a kid would get to it? Scary. That kid might just be on a path to Juvy by the time he's 5.
  by: NoTalentAssclown     10/03/2007 03:56 PM     
  They're sometimes called  
BBQ lighters

Its a giant version of a cigarette lighter, well, not that giant, a handle with trigger to release fuel and light it, and then a 6 inch "barrel" that the flame comes out of.

I use them for candles, and quite badly I know, have 4 or so scattered around my bedroom floor
  by: AnsweringQuestions     10/03/2007 04:09 PM     
  Brat camp  
Will the little s**t in question be on UK Brat camp next now go sit in the circle .....
  by: Hugo Chavez     10/03/2007 05:45 PM     
  Supernanny sucks!  
Dog whisperer sucks, however I do like how to look good naked ; ]
  by: Zmethod     10/04/2007 03:05 AM     
It all falls bacl on the parents. My sister almost set an apartment on fire when we were kids, she was about 3 at the time and my step father was to be watching her and my youngest sister who was a few months old. He fell asleep in the middle of the day and my sis found his lighter and set the couch he was sleeping on a blaze.

If it wasn't for the fact that he was sleeping on the initial point of the fire then it may have been worse than the loss of a room of stuff.

The point is that if those kids parents were at all responsible then she wouldn't have had a chance to set a fire.
  by: webfeind   10/04/2007 03:43 AM     
  Yea, great ...  
our kids definately couldnt do that easily, they'd have to go to great lengths to get flammable substances in my house and its not for the lack of them. Theres probably about 10 lighters along with several soldering irons, gas burners, heat torches etc. in my house, however, being an adult and possibly having some common sense I tend to keep these things WHERE THE KIDS CANT GET THEM EASILY. I know, I know, its like rocket science but we do our best. There are a few lighters in the kitchen along with the big burny cooker, toaster, kettle, cleaning products, chemicals, that sort of thing and we have this great new innovation called a CHILD SAFETY GATE on the doorway to that room. In my workshop/lab/computer room/big cupboard smaller than a jail cell and with less windows, I have all the other burny things like soldering irons, gas, more lighters and on that room we have, wait for it, a ... child safety gate. Unbelievably and contrary to popular belief keeping dangerous items away from children actually lowers accidents, scarring, serious injury, the chances of a razing to the ground and all manner of other negative nightmarish things that can happen.

When I think about it I may have went over the top because we keep all the sharp objects in these 2 rooms as well.

Anyways, yea, blame the 3 year old cus its not like they can give a constructive argument or defend themselves.
  by: AccessG     10/05/2007 06:25 AM     
  Sure, blame the kid...  
... not the parents.

Blame anyone but the ones RESPONSIBLE.
  by: theironboard     10/09/2007 05:18 PM     
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