Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)

Growing Up with Asthma: Advice from Jo Frost, Star of “Supernany”
Exclusive interview in Allergy & Asthma Today magazine

Fairfax, VA, Dec. 7, 2009 –Parenting expert Jo Frost instructs and inspires many beleaguered parents on her hit ABC show, “Supernanny.” Now she brings her trademark no-nonsense advice and indomitable spirit to help guide parents of children with asthma and other respiratory conditions in a new exclusive interview with Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)’s Allergy & Asthma Today magazine.

Jo stresses the importance of raising self-reliant children in Part 1 of AAT’s two-part interview in the new Holiday Issue of the magazine. “Asthma and suffering are two words that don’t belong together,” Jo says. “You solve asthma problems the way you do anything else in life: Define the problem, set a goal, make a plan, then get on with it.”

Jo’s inspiring personal story of growing up with asthma is woven into her thoughtful answers to readers’ submitted questions. AAT’s story runs alongside photos of Jo ascending Arizona’s Camelback Mountain – underscoring her determination to not let asthma get in the way of living her life to the fullest.

In Part 2 of the interview, which will appear in the Spring 2010 issue of Allergy & Asthma Today, Jo talks more about balancing asthma and family relationships. AANMA members receive Allergy & Asthma Today free with their annual membership. To subscribe, go to

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Founded in 1985, Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics is the leading national nonprofit family organization dedicated to eliminating suffering and death due to asthma, allergies and related conditions. AANMA’s core areas of expertise are education, advocacy and outreach. The organization’s website and award-winning publications, Allergy & Asthma Today magazine and The MA Report online newsletter, are consumer lifelines to medical news and healthy living.

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