|I'm honestly shocked at how negative everyone perceives this show. I always thought this was way better than the hitting and yelling that so many people have used before. I actually am happy to see someone saying that it's not ok to hit, yell, and fight with your kids. And, we all have to remember that most of these children came from a time of NO discipline. Sometimes to get something through to the children, you have to start out being a little harsher. I'm sure had they just pulled the kid aside and said "Your behavior is not ok," that kid would have hit, kicked, or spit in their face and walked away. Especially if you're starting this with a much older child.
Now, while I don't totally agree with everything she does, I think her solutions are much better than what the parents were doing ahead of time.
From someone who was raised by shaming, embarrasing, spanking, name calling, and verbal abuse (much of what these families are doing) Super Nanny and Nanny 911 are a godsend. I can't even begin to tell you how much I fight internally with how my parents raised my sister and I. I used to cry at night and wish that my dad was more like Danny Tanner off of Full House. If they had done half of what Super Nanny did I would have been thrilled.