Supernanny No More!
Supernanny No More!
- ‘I recently discovered that Jo Frost aka Supernanny has been axed in America and been superseded by a woman called Deborah Tilman. Obviously Jo is not happy about this and has found Â ‘faultâ€™ in her credentials. Iâ€™m actually pleased to see this becauseÂ although lots of parents love Jo Frostâ€™s approach and the fact she gets results, many Â have not actually considered the impact of the â€˜naughty step’ on childrenâ€™s emotional thoughts and early self-esteem. Â I often get asked , “Are you like Supernanny?” In some ways I am in that I help parents gets their children to sleep or behave appropriately, however I have never needed to or recommend parents should use the â€˜naughty stepâ€™. I am more an advocate of positive parenting and teaching a one or two year old they are naughty I feel is very sad.
Parents may get frustrated with their children but if you made a mistake at work and your boss turned round to you and said, you are such an idiot/bad person how would you feel? Happy? Probably angry and wanting revenge or feeling on edge until the next time something ‘bad’ happended?
We are all emtional beings and often children are treated disrespectfully and I have to say that the term ‘NAUGHTY STEP’ is notÂ one I was taught or have used to bring up children. Jo claims that Deborah is a business woman and does not have the childcare knowledge or qualifications, however I believeÂ that Jo was not a trained nanny when she was choosen for the role back in 2004.
That was one of the reasons producers felt she was a ‘good’ role model- I perhaps should have applied for the job when I saw it advertised, although I don’t have a ‘naughty step’ Supernanny rule or a magic Mary Poppins umbrella! I am simply Juliet Robinson,Â the sanity nanny providing parents ‘peace of mind’ when they feel they’re going out of their mind!
Sleep and Sanity that’s me, who knows one I may end up on T.V!