Politically incorrect parenting show - good or bad?

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Erin - posted on 01/03/2013

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I dislike him sooooo much and I wish people would stop telling me to read his stupid books (which I have read, btw). First of all, his whole concept of "Politically Incorrect" parenting is played out. If you are still using the term "politically incorrect," then you are living in the 90s. He is too smug and self satisfied to deliver any kind of a joke in a way that is funny. His advice can sometimes be ok, but he says some things that I just completely disagree with. I do not believe in wrapping kids in cotton wool, but his approach can be way too negative.

Aleks - posted on 07/01/2012

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Its called "Politically incorrect", because he seems to go against the "popular" notion of giving every kid reward, or not thinking every kid IS SPECIAL (like someone said above) which is also been very popular way of late - ie, thinking that every kids is great - yes, they are, but not in the way that is popularly practiced - at least here in Australia and I guess in NZ, too. You know, ribbons for all participants in sporting events. Every body gets a prize at pass-the-parcel, etc etc

To me every kid is special, but not all at once and at everything, if you know what I mean... though we seem to want to make them feel special ALL of the time and at everything they do, which is not true.



The other thing is that he is a "no nonsense" type. So I guess that may also play into the Politically Incorrect stereotype.



Also, I think the other thing is his advice in using punishment (no, not necessarily spanking). Which some newer parenting experts don't necessarily agree with or encourage. That may also be reason for the "politically incorrect" tag.



Though I agree with you that some of the advice is spot and logical, some things I personally would NOT do or think that is the right way to parent, either. I haven't even seen his teenager stuff, but since that is miles off for me, I am not so concerned at this moment.

Karla - posted on 06/30/2012

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Search Nigel Latta on youtube, there are a few things on there.



I haven't listened to him much yet, but so far I would say he generalizes too much for me. "They will do this, and They will say that..." Kids are individual and they aren't all deceitful and conniving. (I'm listening to his Teen Driving advice.) He does offer some good developmental information though.



IMO it's good to be smart and cautious about the things our kids tell us, especially teens, but on the other hand I definitely handle my kids differently from one another because their goals, motivations, and maturity, etc are different from one another even at the similar ages.



I haven't seen why it's called "Politically Incorrect" either.(?) So far it seems common sense.

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Toni - posted on 01/03/2013

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I love him.
Saw him on the tele a while ago and thought the show was brilliant.

Aleks - posted on 07/02/2012

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I record it on my hard-drive.... Most TV shows are watched time shifted for us, as we rarely are available to watch them live. And its good too cause we get to skip all those adds :-D

Funny that, people sometimes refer to certain adds on TV and I have no idea what they are talking about most of the time, as I rarely see any adds anymore...lol

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 07/01/2012

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If I like this book, I am buying the teenager one, too. I did read an interlude to the teen one and personally, he had some good info. However, I am a no nonsense parent, in many ways (not all), so I am interested to get reading. ;)

Kelina - posted on 06/30/2012

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can't find the show anywhere but definitely going to be taking a look at the book!

Aleks - posted on 06/28/2012

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Typically, many television shows are barred from being viewed by people in other countries for various reasons. One of them being possibility of said show being shown in the other country at a later date, so as to get people to sit in front of the actual television, they will barr such viewings.

Its same happens here when I tried to get extra info (from the official tv website that produces said show), for some of the US shows that are shown here, but not yet on television (or shown with some delay). Wasn't even looking to view any footage, just wanted to see if things were in the pipe-line, I was able to get such information a few years earlier. Sadly, not this time, not anymore...... They figured out that this is how people were starting to view shows not yet shown in their own countries, so they (tv networks) got clever....

Tried finding the guy on YouTube, unsuccessfully :-(

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 06/28/2012

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I dunno, crappy though. I just bought the book, so will check it out that way. ;)

Jakki - posted on 06/28/2012

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He had some great lines - "not EVERYBODY can be special!"

I like his points about not taking crap from your kids when they're little and cute because if you don't crack down then sjddenly they'll be bigger than you and out of control.

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 06/28/2012

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Darn, we are not allowed to get it in Canada. Can't even view the link, it says "This video is not available in your area"!!



Well, it sounds good, anyhow. ;)



ETA:

I just bought the book instead. I need a book to read and the reviews look good. We'll see...

Aleks - posted on 06/28/2012

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I think he IS FUNNY!!!! I don't necessarily agree with every thing he says, though a good portion though.
And yes, that comment on having smart kids LOL totally cracked me up! But true it is he he he I showed my fiancé the show and I was surrised that he did like it and is interested in watching it.

Shelley - posted on 06/27/2012

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I love it the greatest point from last weeks episode aired in Australia.
If you want to have smart kids don't have sex with dumb people.

Katie - posted on 06/27/2012

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I'm in New Zealand and he's great, we all love the show and he has various other sequels from it too; "The politically incorrect guide to teenagers" and "The politically incorrect guide to being an adult".

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