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Anyone watch 'The 3 Day Nanny'?

(9 Posts)
fudgesmummy Sun 22-Sep-13 16:16:19

The family live in the same town as me!!! (don't recognize them though!)
I hated her voice and thought some of her ideas (letting the boys fight it out and weeing on the tree (wtf shock ) were just mad!

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 19-Sep-13 23:16:30

Wee tree teaches them to pee in public - in an emergency fine but with a toilet 30secs away why on earth would you allow this?

Food on plate looked too little. My 3yr charge would starve on that amount

hardboiledpossum Thu 19-Sep-13 21:36:25

I was a nanny before i had my own ds.

I liked the magic stones and i thought she was good with othermeal times.

I thought she was awful locking that boy in his room for 20 minutes. I didn't like the sleep training, i prefer more gentle methods. Letting them basically fight it out was bizarre and the opposite of what i would be doing. The peeing was weird.

Overall i disliked her and her methods.

IslaValargeone Thu 19-Sep-13 18:53:51

Didn't rate the wee tree idea, but thought she was pretty switched on with the rest of it.
I'd have had a bloody fit at the mother sabotaging the bed time routine in the way she did.

LingDiLong Thu 19-Sep-13 18:50:24

Oh I saw the wee tree, thought it was the most stupid idea ever and turned over!

nannynick Thu 19-Sep-13 17:51:34

Gave up after first 20 mins her voice annoyed me, wee tree in own garden!

Did it improve as it went along?

NomDeClavier Thu 19-Sep-13 16:59:26

She's a Norland Nanny but has worked for the last 6 years as a parenting consultant. She does seem much more focused on the parents' behaviour though.

rm00054 Thu 19-Sep-13 13:54:46

I thought that the nanny was a bit forceful and would've been kinder about it (but perhaps that's what those parents needed). I have definitely wanted to give parents this kind of advice before (but don't think that's my place as a nanny)!
I loved that she didn't really change the children at all, but focused on how the parents could do things differently which in turn changed the children's behaviour. I wouldn't say she's a nanny as such, but a parenting coach!

rm00054 Thu 19-Sep-13 13:53:29

It was on on Wednesday on 4 or E4 or something (I watched it on 4OD).
I'm interested to see what everyone thought of it. I wonder if parents and childcarers have a different view on it.

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