Seriously! Super Nanny you don't even have kids!

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Does it annoy anyone else when Super Nanny comes in and tells parents what to do when she doesnt have kids? She comes in for a few hours for a few days informs them of what they are doing wrong then leaves. Yes some of those parents are doing AWEFUL jobs but at the same time each child is different, each issues is different, and each family is different. Granted she has been a nanny for many yrs but I don't get how she can act like she is better then the parents who have been dealing with their kids forever. Ok anyway I'm done ranting just a little annoied with ppl thinking they are experts when I have seen grandparents say they wouldnt call themselves experts and they have kids and grandkids.

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Deanna - posted on 06/12/2010

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Speaking as a former professional nanny who is now a mom I have to say.....some parents are completely clueless. Super Nanny has the experience and the education to know how to help and provide solutions from a different point of view. Which is generally what is needed because if those parents were pros at dealing with their kids, then they wouldn't have needed the help in the first place.

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Jodi - posted on 03/24/2014

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Actually, no, I said I didn't respect your opinion. Not that you didn't have a right to one.

Sue - posted on 03/23/2014

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Apples and oranges. You didn't attack the point, you attacked my right to have an opinion at all. If you're just looking for someone to argue with, I'm not it. Enjoy. I'm done with you.

Sue - posted on 03/23/2014

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*sigh* Again you completely miss the point of my original reply to the original post. I suppose it would have been cleared had I gone into my own background, explained that had my own two children lived - they would be grown and off to college by now and that my own experience with 23+ nieces and nephews, their children, and my own live-in nanny experience were all years ago and that I *still* babysit occasionally... yeah - I suppose all that tooting of my own horn would have built me up better. BUT THAT WASN'T MY POINT.

Jodi - posted on 03/23/2014

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Actually, I didn't say I don't respect YOU. I don't even know you. I said I didn't respect your opinion based on the statements you made. They are two entirely different things.

Sue - posted on 03/23/2014

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Hey Jodi - I wasn't actually talking to you I was talking to the Original Poster who's apparently been deleted. Maybe I entered my comment in the wrong place. Nonetheless you COMPLETELY missed EVERYTHING else I said INCLUDING the point. It's okay though - I don't respect you either so it's all good and we're on the same page. And... why would I be here on a forum for stay at home moms? Because the lady I help out is a single mom working her ass off and I thought maybe I could glean a little wisdom from the stay at home heroes here. Besides, the OP was about Supernanny and the site allows everyone in, it's not a secret club.

Jodi - posted on 03/23/2014

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" I do babysit on occasion"

LOL. When you live with them 24/7, THEN I might respect your opinion. Babysitting on occasion does not actually mean you are parenting the children.

Which brings me to wonder why the heck you would be on a forum for stay at home mothers. Kinda sad, really.

Sue - posted on 03/23/2014

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LMAO!!!! Seriously? So... just because Jo doesn't have kids of her own, she's unqualified. Even though she DOES have more than 20yrs experience w/ more children than most parents will encounter in a lifetime. If her techniques work, they work! Who cares if she's breeding her own brood or not! If they don't work, well... fine, then they don't work. *I* don't have kids so you can shoot your ignorant mouth off at me too, if that makes you feel better. But I do have 20+ nieces & nephews and several greats. I do babysit on occasion. Her techniques work for me even in the homes where the parents don't do jack-shit. Maybe they could learn a thing or two from me! Oh wait - no... they can't, because I don't have kids of my own. It's really ignorant to slam the door on a possibility over irrelevant facts.

While we're at it... I suppose that also means that Lawyers who have never been ON trial are also useless and have no right to tell their clients what to do. Grief counselors who have never been totally devasted by the loss of their own child/mate/parent/etc. are also incapable of helping those who have. And that Damed cancer doctor who hasn't yet had his/her own diagnosis has no right to treat.... See where I'm going? Use your head.

Sheryl - posted on 06/13/2010

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well i think sent its a show in things sit. or kids that may have some issues i think she get help from others. like dr. phil does his got a hole board of members who what they say are experts or i guess you could say worked in a field for a long time. i think there was a show way back that she went to go get some help out side of her to help a family with a child who i think may have been austic or somthing like that. cause yes us parent don't have all the answer to everything. i know i don't i wish i did but i don't. my son has sensory processing disorder and may be austic. plus speech delay let me till you what i am still trying to figer out what is right and good for him. his like a puzzle to me. just like all other kids. so for me if there is someone who has worked with or know more on how to handle something then has a parent i am all for it. but that just me cause what i have gone through.

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I totally agree! Follow trough is hard no matter how many kids you have lol! I also totally understand having a diva only my Diva is 1 with a 3 yr old tomboy sister haha

Melanie - posted on 06/13/2010

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yes she is a little tough and sometimes I feel bad for the parents when she knocks them down to pint size., but i think the consistency part is the ticket. I know as a Mom to just 1, I lack in consistency and follow through and it seems that is what most of those kids on that show are looking for.

Deanna - posted on 06/13/2010

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True, if they are not accostmed to doing things a different way, it is going to be hard after she is gone. Oddly enough, there are days when I panic or am super-frustrated. My husband will say, take off your mommy hat and put on your nanny hat. I usually see things a little more clearly that way. I know, not all parents have that option, but sometimes you just have to take a step back. Right now, I have a 4yr old who thinks she is a Diva. LOL

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Deanna- very true but I just get tired of the whole she knows everything and knows best. I also agree some of those parents need help. But what parent do you know that is a pro and perfect at everything they do with their children? We have all had bad day and we have all had good days. I just find it frustrating that then people turn around and take what she says as Gospel (looong story) and think that they know it all because some women who doesnt have kid who can always walk away and leave a "job" tells them something. It's not always as simple as she and her film crew try to make it look. For the parents on their after she leaves "if" they stick with her 'suggestions" it means long hard times after she is gone.

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