My dh and I have been watching this all day....we're new to Supernanny and before today have only watched 3 episodes.
Well, after watching on and off today we've noticed a common thread with these families.......it's not the kids, it's the parents.
It takes a lot of time, energy and patience to raise children....a lot of these people hadn't really taken their role as a parent seriously which is why their kids were out of control.
It's much easier to sit back and let the kids rule the house then it is to set limits, discipline and be a PARENT.
Anyone else a fan of Supernanny?
I totally agree, it's always the parents. The last show that was on friday, they were literally spanking their 4 little bitties (all 5 and under) for every little thing, even doing so while hugging them. There was no other discipline at all, no structure and the kids were terrors because they were horribly confused.
I love Super Nanny, she sees the problems and gets to the solution.
But you said it's much easier to sit back and let the kids rule the roost, meaning the parents, but if they'd step back, look at the situation, set some boundaries and follow through on things, their lives would be 100% easier than the doing nothing routine.
Oh I saw Friday's episode that was weird wasn't it? The Mom would be spanking the kid but speaking in a soothing voice while she was doing it. Talk about sending mixed signals.
Supernanny is great....her solution is always simple too, it just takes time and patience.
It's my new favorite show, I wish it were on when my kids were little.