Originally Posted by KittyCity
I don't think it really matters that Supernanny doesn't have kids of her own. You spend enough time around kids, you learn a lot about how they tick. And I think she brings a certain amount of objectivity. Parents often have so much emotional investment that they can't be objective, therefore they are ineffectual at recognizing and solving problems.
Yup, I totally agree with that. And I love Supernanny and Nanny 911.
And...totally off topic but I can't stop laughing because Tola just stuck her little head in my big mug of latte, and I guess she inhaled a bit of foam or maybe licked a bit of coffee and promptly sneezed, licked her lips and ran away!! Next thing you know she'll be begging for coffee AND food in the morning!! LOL.
Ok, back on topic!! I don't think you have to HAVE kids in order to understand them, rather, having kids enables you to better understand what it's like to be a parent. But these parents need help with thier children's behavior AND parenting style. And in the end, the supernanny or nanny 911 always makes things better and run smoother, so that has to tell you something.
ALTHOUGH - i did watch nanny 911 last weekend and one of the things she immediately stopped was the kids sleeping with the mom and dad. I"m not sure I agree with that, I mean, that is the mom's choice, and I didn't quite understand what that had to do with the kid's behavior. I am undecided on the kids sleeping with parents issue. I think if I had gotten to sleep with my parents I would have been more secure with their love, and myself as a person. But hey, who knows......
What do you all think about that?