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post #21 of 137
I saw a glimpse of the comercial for it and thought I saw the mom bf and Jo saying that the baby was attached to her all the time. What makes me mad about it is now my family will watch it and believe thats the truth and give me more fo a hard time about everything.
post #22 of 137
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I think the Nanny actually made a bit of a scene when the Mom went off to nurse the babe to sleep. Basically saying that the attachment level was unhealthy.
post #23 of 137
Another reason why we don't have television in our home, way too many negative things about family.
post #24 of 137
I feel bad for that mom, haveing to hear something like that which is total BS. But I do have to say that these families have to have some kind of idea that the advice they will get from Supernanny and Nanny 911 is going to be sensationalized for the sake of TV. It's like going on the Jerry Springer show to get some good advice of marriage and relationships. I have watched Supernanny before and quit because I was sickened by all the eye-rolling and snark that she uses to get her point across. Her advice ( at least half the time) is pretty good, but the methods she uses to deliver it are totally inappropriate. This latest issue re: BFing does not surprise me at all.

Namaste,

Michelle
post #25 of 137
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Originally Posted by lesley&grace View Post
I think it was Nanny 911 that I stopped watching because the Nanny gave the mom grief for bfing and co-sleeping, and I don't think the babe was quite a year yet. I think the Nanny actually made a bit of a scene when the Mom went off to nurse the babe to sleep. Basically saying that the attachment level was unhealthy. All I could think about was the poor mom who does not have the right information or the best supports for bf, she might be watching the show and thinking "Really? I should not be bfing now? Unhealthy???" and wean her babe because of it.

I'd be more than willing to write if someone can come up with the information. I personally do not understand why anyone would ever volunteer to have their family on the show (the only thing I can think of is usually Nanny911 gives the family a trip or money for renovations...there is a prize involved ). I think it's dangerous for her, and the other Nanny show, to be stating that "My way is 100% the best way", when much of it is personal opinion. Like making a child apologize. You've just taught your child to lie. Well done : Better that you help your child learn empathy rather than an empty word...saying sorry can be as about as effective as saying "Turkey Soup" when you don't mean it. That really bothers me.

And now I have another reason to not watch.
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Originally Posted by cmlp View Post
Whom do we contact to complain?
I started on my letter this morning, bc this is very unnerving... here is the contact info that I found:

Los Angeles Office
Ricochet Television Inc.
3800 Barham Boulevard
Suite 210
Los Angeles
CA 90068


email: supernannyUSA@ricochet.co.uk
Nick Powell is the creator and executive producer of both the American and British versions of the show. Craig Armstrong and Nick Emmerson are executive producers of the American version. Supernanny is produced by Ricochet, Ltd.
post #26 of 137
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Originally Posted by heamae View Post
I saw a glimpse of the comercial for it and thought I saw the mom bf and Jo saying that the baby was attached to her all the time. What makes me mad about it is now my family will watch it and believe thats the truth and give me more fo a hard time about everything.
My family and friends too. I can just hear them now.:
post #27 of 137
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Originally Posted by heamae View Post
I saw a glimpse of the comercial for it and thought I saw the mom bf and Jo saying that the baby was attached to her all the time. What makes me mad about it is now my family will watch it and believe thats the truth and give me more fo a hard time about everything.
I just pray my uncle doesn't see this episode. He married a woman with grown children who was already through menopause after dating for 10 years, he'll never have kids of his own, yet he feels it's his duty to lecture me on my parenting techniques. When we were talking about nursing, I got so fed up I told him that if he wanted some information on extended breastfeeding I'd be happy to email him some links but it was a decision WE (dh and I) made after a lot of research and thought and that we were comfortable with it, so it's not up for discussion. Since then he hasn't brought it up, but I can see this adding fuel to his fire.
post #28 of 137
I just went to the show's website to check this out and the "commercial" that they are running doesn't have anything about BFing and the family shown doesn't even appear to have toddlers... I must be missing something or maybe they already have received so much negative response from the on-air commercials that they've changed the next show??

post #29 of 137
Well, to me it makes sense that a "nanny" would be giving this kind of advice - ie premature weaning, CIO, etc - ie things that are the antithesis to attachment parenting.

Because, I mean really - the whole idea behind hiring a "nanny" is opposite to attachment parenting, isn't it? If everyone was attachment parenting - there would be very few jobs for nannies, right? So if the women on these shows are actually "nannies" - their whole training, employment and life experience is in opposition to attachment parenting.

Why are we taking parenting advice from Nannies anyhow???? Do any of them even have children?

Thier is advice is good - for other nannies, perhaps!!!

Janice
post #30 of 137
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Originally Posted by Mom4tot View Post
I think it's time the network was innundated with letters/ emails. I don't watch the show, tho.

Uhh, maybe we should watch the show first? Then complain about it - because I don't know how to complain about a preview. But I will give my 2 cents after I see the whole thing.
post #31 of 137
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I stopped watching the show after a particularly upsetting episode to me where the mother had a family bed, and it worked for them well. Her issues were not about nighttime parenting at all, it was about discipline during the waking hours.

The nanny however felt it was necessary to stop the family bed, put all of them in separate beds including the infant, take away sippy cups and pacifiers, and force the toddler to toilet train. All in the same night. : I was beyond disgusted.

I watched the mother cry in her room while her children cried in their beds. The mother finally couldn't take it and went to lay down with them in their beds to read to them. The nanny was irate and called her irresponsible. You could just see the confusion in that mothers eyes. Her instinct was telling her to comfort her children, and the nanny was driving it home that it was wrong. She even said, "Sleeping with your children is unhealthy. UNHEALTHY!" :

You can bet I was screaming my fool head off at the television that night. I was angry and very sad. And I hope and pray that the mother ignored most of what the nanny said as soon as they were done taping.

I do agree that people must know on some level what they're getting into by inviting themselves onto a show like that... but in their defense, like I said above.. the mother had NO issues with their sleeping arrangements. She was so confused when it was brought up. She was bombarded and strong armed into changing something that was working for them because it wasn't "socially acceptable."

And that, is just plain wrong.
post #32 of 137
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Because, I mean really - the whole idea behind hiring a "nanny" is opposite to attachment parenting, isn't it? I
No. : There is something called a "working moms" forum on this site. It is possible to be a working parent and still AP.
post #33 of 137
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No. : There is something called a "working moms" forum on this site. It is possible to be a working parent and still AP.
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post #34 of 137
sorry to all you working moms.

I knew I would stick my foot in my mouth somehow by making that comment. I've never had to get my head around how to manage outside-the-home work, AP and using a Nanny.

I'd better just stop now before I get myself in more trouble!

:-)

Janice
post #35 of 137
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Originally Posted by Janice in Canada View Post
Because, I mean really - the whole idea behind hiring a "nanny" is opposite to attachment parenting, isn't it? If everyone was attachment parenting - there would be very few jobs for nannies, right? So if the women on these shows are actually "nannies" - their whole training, employment and life experience is in opposition to attachment parenting.
Janice
I consider myself an AP parent and I WISH I could afford a nanny. I'd love that level of care for DD.

Yes, you can work and be an AP attached parent.

Janice we cross posted
post #36 of 137
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Originally Posted by Janice in Canada View Post
sorry to all you working moms.

I knew I would stick my foot in my mouth somehow by making that comment. I've never had to get my head around how to manage outside-the-home work, AP and using a Nanny.

I'd better just stop now before I get myself in more trouble!

:-)

Janice
I think I know what you're saying, I think the word "nanny" conjurs up images of ultra-rich parents who pawn their kids off on a nanny so they can socialize and shop, which isn't AP IMO. As the PP said, though, nannies caring for children while their parents work is a totally different example (I hope I just didn't stick MY foot in my mouth! ).
post #37 of 137
So... is anyone else writing to the producers?
post #38 of 137
here's an interesting article from alfie kohn on these shows. I have never watched them, i find them too disturbing, but in case folks think her discipline is gentle, you might enjoy some of the research alfie kohn compiles on the subject in his book Unconditional Parenting.

http://www.alfiekohn.org/parenting/supernanny.htm
post #39 of 137
I think everyone should calm down until they actually SEE the show.

Sometimes the previews/trailers are totally out of context to the actual episode. Like on Wife Swap when they play up the trailers to make it look like there's an all-out battle, but when you watch the show, it's nothing.

Watch the episode and then write in if needed. Why on earth would they take our letters seriously if they haven't even aired the episode?!?!
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