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post #201 of 212
I know this is an older thread, but I wanted to add that I can't watch supernanny anymore without feeling ill.
I used to watch it for the entertainment value- kinda like Jerry Springer
But now, even the good stuff (and I guess there is some) is totally outweighed by the icky stuff- naughty corners, and MAKING kids apologize before they get up- ooohhh, that one just...well, it really bothers me.
post #202 of 212
I cry almost every time I watch this show. Watching her force children out of the family bed, leave them screaming for hours, humiliating them in the "naughty spot", forcing them to play "correctly", having rules just to have rules, and so on and so forth. It just breaks my heart to see grown, mature, educated adults treat little helpless children like that. It's disgusting.
post #203 of 212
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Originally Posted by Kathryn
I cry almost every time I watch this show. Watching her force children out of the family bed, leave them screaming for hours, humiliating them in the "naughty spot", forcing them to play "correctly", having rules just to have rules, and so on and so forth. It just breaks my heart to see grown, mature, educated adults treat little helpless children like that. It's disgusting.
I agree. The implicit message seems to be "Grown ups are all worthy of unquestioning obedience, and you will apologize to them if you mess up, and you will be allowed nothing until you do so because I have all the power. You, child, however, are not blessed with the same considerations."
post #204 of 212
Yep. My dh is always saying that we need to treat our children like we want them to treat us when we're old and they are our 'parents'.

My favourite quote (and I've forgotten who it's by) is the one that says "Treat your children like the adult version of them is watching over your shoulder"
post #205 of 212
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Originally Posted by annettemarie
I agree. The implicit message seems to be "Grown ups are all worthy of unquestioning obedience, and you will apologize to them if you mess up, and you will be allowed nothing until you do so because I have all the power. You, child, however, are not blessed with the same considerations."

I've seen the show once, and that was the message I received from it. I will never watch it again. Plus, I wouldn't want the network to actually think I'm watching it b/c I like it. The less people that watch it, the better imo.
post #206 of 212
Anyone who has read any of my posts here can safely assume the obvious. I detest that show and the "methods" used therein.
post #207 of 212
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Originally Posted by wasabi
Just put them back in bed without a word...
That part is actually recommended in the book, "Becoming the Parent You Want to Be". The author's explanation is that if the parent always says something every time they return the child to bed, the child may keep getting up just to hear what fun thing mommy will say next. Also if mommy or daddy start to get angry, the child may continue to get up out of fascination with the anger. p. 149 (paraphrased)

This is an excellent book, and is recommended by this forum.

I just wanted to clarify how this rule could be used by a GD parent.

~Nay
post #208 of 212
I have watched many episodes of this program and now hate it for another reason.
I can't stand the uncontrollable behaviour of many of the children (and often their parents) and the hostility many of the parents show to Jo as she is trying to help them. These parents are obviously desperate for help and can't do it alone. They know they can't manage their children. (I admire them for asking for help by the way) Then they will argue with Jo either to her face or behind her back.Eventually, most comply with Jo's "program" and peace is usually restored. I am not saying I agree with all Jo's methods, but I can't deny they work to restore order and peace where there was chaos and screaming.

I have yet to see a show that didn't end with two relieved and grateful parents and several happy, secure children who all obviously love Jo (the source of the new boundaries and discipline) to bits.

Maybe that speaks for itself?
post #209 of 212
No, it speaks for good editors.
post #210 of 212
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No, it speaks for good editors.


Yeah, and don't they always get like a trip or a car or something too at the end? I think that alone would help me get more in the spirit of *gratitude* to jolly ol' jo....

post #211 of 212
thanks for the article
post #212 of 212

I despise her abusive tactics and controlling, manipulative techniques. She is a sick person. I used to work in a child care setting with two ladies (who also were not mothers) who emulated her and terrorized the children in our care. Why would anyone think that it's okay to treat children so cruelly and heartlessly?

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