To want to strangle Super Nanny?

(78 Posts)
HenD19 Tue 26-Feb-13 10:05:24

Don't get me wrong, I love JoJo and have extensively watched her shows but rapid return with your own child in the middle of the night is so frustrating and not half as easy as watching her and her clients do it on tv. After nearly 3 hours my DS aged 2.3 finally went to sleep. DS, DH and I are exhausted. Just hope it takes less time tonight as promised by S Nanny as I will hunt her down and ......

yellowsheep Tue 26-Feb-13 10:07:10

worked with mine first night was hell second night ok third night was worse fourth fith sixth night not to bad now he sleeps 730 till 7 smile

keep with it smile

CajaDeLaMemoria Tue 26-Feb-13 10:07:20

I feel for you...it is tough.

But then that's how she makes money. If it was easy, nobody would need her advice - and she wouldn't earn a fortune actually doing it for other people.

It is worth baring with it. Although it's horrible, I had to live on Pro Plus for a few days and it makes you feel evil.

StuntGirl Tue 26-Feb-13 10:26:17

Remember it's edited on tv. What happens in minutes on there will have actually taken a few hours in reality!

The key is consistency. Well done for perservering last night, hopefully it won't take as long tonight!

mrsjay Tue 26-Feb-13 10:30:26

I can remember a time before super nanny and you just did what you did with your children it was bliss grin I should write a book life before the naughty step wink although keep at it OP putting them back does work eventually cos they are so bored of it they go to sleep some children are more stubborn or others, it took me 4 months to get my dd to stay in bed and asleep at that age <rolls eyes>

likesnowflakesinanocean Tue 26-Feb-13 12:06:03

despise super nanny, she would have kittens if she saw the way i dealt with things. but we do what works for us. i do have reward charts, but mine are a bit older so the sleep thing isnt really an issue. keep at it, dont watch super nanny smile

HenD19 Tue 26-Feb-13 12:19:25

DS has slept thru for ages, always gone straight to sleep and hardly woken in the night. This makes his recent behaviour at nights even more annoying. Hope it doesn't take 4 months asy next LO is due in may.

I do often think I'll look back at my parenting and wished I'd ignored the books and just gone with the flow. I guess I'm too much of a control freak for that though.

Looking forward to when super nanny has her own DC then she'll see how easy it all is!

mrsjay Tue 26-Feb-13 12:21:19

MY dd was just erm strong willed and probably a little spoiled at 2 blush , dd2 was much better and when she went through it it did only take a few nights to sort out,

SirBoobAlot Tue 26-Feb-13 12:23:50

She's vile. She is unqualified, and knows nothing about children, or about human development.

She was challenged recently about her handling of a situation, and took to throwing insults around rather than having a sensible discussion.

I'd like to put her, Gina Ford and Tizzie Hall in a big sac and do as Dara O'Briain suggested doing to homeopaths.

mrsjay Tue 26-Feb-13 12:25:12

who is tizzie hall and why have i not heard anybody complain about her I do love to bash a 'child care expert' grin

SirBoobAlot Tue 26-Feb-13 12:30:18

Ooh Mrsjay you'll enjoy her in that case. She's a fucking idiot so-called 'sleep trainer' etc, did the "Save Our Sleep" bollocks. Another one again, who knows nothing about children.

mrsjay Tue 26-Feb-13 12:31:09

oh I will have a google

Smudging Tue 26-Feb-13 12:35:06

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CressidaFitass Tue 26-Feb-13 12:57:31

If you are a calm, serene person chances are at least one of your DCs is the same so sleep etc is a simple achievement.

If you are a highwired person DCs will be too prob and thus calming, sleeping etc will be v hard.

Somehow the parents' temperaments never enter discussions about child rearing which is daft.

I'm with SirBoob on this one. There's another dreadful one too but I can't recall her name atm. Has a nasty habit of blocking anyone who asks questions about her methods.

Viviennemary Tue 26-Feb-13 13:10:58

I think fair enough do what works for you. Or maybe your children have only the odd moments of being difficult. But some of these kids in the programme are completely out of control and are making their parents lives a total misery. And aren't even that happy themselves. So I think there is a place for Super Nanny. If

forgetmenots Tue 26-Feb-13 13:11:00

I am expecting dc1 and started reading the Baby Whisperer- on recommendation of friends that are mums - and it seemed mostly very sensible to me, more about responding to your baby than a blanket solution. Is Tracey Hogg te exception or does she go in the sack? smile

LeftMeInSuspenders Tue 26-Feb-13 13:15:03

My eldest DD was very hard work at age 2.
When she went through the stage of getting out of bed, I followed the rapid return advice by Super Nanny. It worked brilliantly. By the fourth night she didn't get out of bed at all and never has ever since (now aged 8).

HenD19 Tue 26-Feb-13 13:17:03

I liked Tracey Hogg the best of all the books I read however her softly softly approach would take too long to get DS to stay in bed at night I think.

I think that these so-called 'experts' can be useful occasionally but they fail to allow for individuality. SuperNanny for example is of the opinion that all babies can be trained to sleep through by 3 months - what bollocks that is!

If they said "This method can help some babies but don't beat yourself up if it doesn't work" I'd have more respect for them. But then I guess they wouldn't make so much money from desperate parents.

SirBoobAlot Tue 26-Feb-13 15:53:12

Thing is if children are getting out of bed etc when they hadn't before hand, then there is a reason. My three year old is currently coming in to me at 2am, and I know it's because he's anxious that I'm having an operation this week. He wants a cuddle, and wants to be reassured.

And the identifying the reasons why children's behaviors change is where these 'experts' are lacking, IMO.

mrsjay Tue 26-Feb-13 17:05:38

And the identifying the reasons why children's behaviors change is where these 'experts' are lacking,

I agree with you a lot of it is trying to find a solution and I think you need to find the reason first it is difficult with little children though they cant say what is wrong we need to be detective at 2 am grin

LayMizzRarb Tue 26-Feb-13 17:45:40

I wouldn't want her to have any involvement in teaching my children how to speak. The way she calls all the mums Gel, and Mis pronounces so many words like knifes instead of knives, and says youse makes my teeth itch.

HenD19 Tue 26-Feb-13 19:42:03

Here we go again...20 mins in and no luck yet. Dd fast asleep....good girl. Dinner ready so just waiting for DS (--devil not darling--) to settle so we can eat and get some sleep ourselves. Sooooo frustrating...

Iggly Tue 26-Feb-13 19:45:49

He's at that age where they get unsettled, start to worry about the dark etc so are unsettled...

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