I've only watched the show a handful of times but I've watched, heard, seen, read enough about it that I know I don't care for it. Things I've observed on Supernanny:
Supernanny comes into a household out of control, many times dealing with people I consider to be bottom-of-the-barrel parents. The parents are so caught up in themselves, their careers, money, etc, that they've completely forgotten about their children, and consequently the children are running all over the place like wild animals and acting out because no one respects them or cares enough about them to play with them or talk to them.
Parents are "exhausted" although from what I'm not sure because they don't seem to be doing much "parenting", that's why Supernanny is there, right? I saw one episode where the parents were locking their screaming children into their bedrooms at night and not even reading them stories or comforting them. Supernanny says they need to stop this. Okay, that's one good thing she did for the kids. But this gets back to my observation of sub-par parents on the show. These people don't have enough common sense to treat their own offspring with respect and dignity. How can Supernanny be expected to teach about AP when these parents are already so far gone? AP and GD would fly right over their heads. Sad but true I think....
When Supernanny forces babies to wean from breast or bottle, takes away comfort objects, and etc...I'm almost thinking that she thinks getting the children detached from EVERYTHING will make everyone's lives easier- the parents will be "relieved" and can "get a break" because their children won't want to have anything to do with them or ask them for anything, and the children will have been taught to fend for themselves and stop trusting and relying on the parents. But then they will be "good" children. I'll stop now, I feel a lump in my throat :Puke
If Supernanny stops people from hitting their kids, screaming at them, and locking them into their bedrooms, then that's a great thing. But I wouldn't expect any more out of this show or shows like it. I'm telling you, these parents just WON'T GET IT.