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3 day nanny tue 8pm ch4 s2

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Blondeshavemorefun Tue 28-Jul-15 15:23:16

just incase anyone liked this last series smile

littlemslazybones Tue 28-Jul-15 20:54:35

Did they just put an 18 month old on the naughty step? This woman makes Jo Frost look like a hippy grin

aloysiusflyte Tue 28-Jul-15 21:03:48

And why were they insisting on the boy getting dressed before breakfast? My dc can't do anything until they've eaten brekkie not to mention the usual splattering of milk and stuck on weetabix that would then be all over their clothes!!

Asleeponasunbeam Tue 28-Jul-15 21:07:31

I'd never seen this before and thought it was awful! Poor little girl on the naughty step for crying! And why should a three year old want to wear a school uniform anyway?

tatumsfunkychicken Tue 28-Jul-15 21:08:52

Was she 18 months old?! I thought she was older. I missed the start as I was dealing with my own 18 month old bed time tantrum. I found that hard to be honest but she fairly skipped off the step once she'd burnt out the tears. There's no way on earth that my son would stay sitting on a step to cry, no way.

AvaCrowder Tue 28-Jul-15 21:11:35

I couldn't believe they would force a baby into a school uniform. They seemed like a lovely family to me. Beautiful little babies.

AngieBolen Tue 28-Jul-15 21:12:14

The naughty step only works for kids who don't need it in my experience.

My boys wouldn't have stayed on it for love and money.

DD would sit on it, but there was the one time she got hold of a corner of the wall paper and started stripping it off. DH blamed me, as he knew I didn't like it. shock Anyway, I digress. It sound bloody awful.

littlemslazybones Tue 28-Jul-15 21:16:45

Yes, 18 mo, I was shocked because my littlest is 18 months too. I don't think he'd think too highly of me dumping him on the stairs!

DeladionInch Tue 28-Jul-15 21:16:47

At no point were those poor kids taught ways to deal with their emotions. Just dumped out and expected to get on with it sad

Artandco Tue 28-Jul-15 21:18:19

This women is mad. I read an article about her where she said ' do not be your child's friend'. Really? I actually want my children to share my hobbies, laugh with me, and enjoy being with me. Not being terrified and conformed

Asleeponasunbeam Tue 28-Jul-15 21:30:16

I was upset by the lack of emotion. I thought the parents were really loving and nice until she got her hands on them.

Luckystar1 Tue 28-Jul-15 21:34:11

I didn't like the many reference to "letting them win" - since when is it a competition between parent and child?! Although I did agree with the initial observation re the mum's negative interaction with Frankie. The children were just lovely!

AngieBolen Tue 28-Jul-15 21:37:55

It's not a competition, it's a battle, when you have the "I will win over this child" mentality.

DC1 was about a week old when I realised he had much more stamina than me and would always win. grin

I detest that "adults must win" attitude.

JamHoneyMarmite Tue 28-Jul-15 21:42:42

I am watching this on +1. I was shock - I am no pushover but this just seemed cruel. Upping the praise was great, but then focusing on shame, isolation and denying the kids' emotions was just painful to watch. Children that age are not trying to manipulate and control IMO - they are expressing what's going on for them through their behaviour. Yes we need to help them find appropriate healthy ways of doing that, and set boundaries, but not terrify or shame them into shutting up. This was really disturbing.

Luckystar1 Tue 28-Jul-15 21:43:20

Haha me too. My DS is only 9 months so I know not of what I speak, but I fear of I enter battle the winner will not be me. I'm too lazy for that type of parenting. Undoubtedly I'm raising a brat.

tethersend Tue 28-Jul-15 21:53:35

That woman is unhinged.

Most three year olds will cry when a strange woman barks in their face and tells them off- triumphantly exclaiming "You see that? That's REMORSE" just confirms that she is not troubled with clues. Of any kind.

Asleeponasunbeam Tue 28-Jul-15 22:04:22

Oh the remorse bit was ridiculous! He wasn't remorseful - just didn't want to leave the play place!

My nearly 6 year old is rarely (if ever) remorseful yet! She doesn't like being found out or reprimanded, but that's not the same as remorseful!

Asleeponasunbeam Tue 28-Jul-15 22:06:29

Well, frightened by the scary lady too, of course!

AngieBolen Tue 28-Jul-15 22:09:21

Eww...just read an article about Kathryn Mewes, the nanny in the program.

No one can "tame" a child in three days. If that were true, adoptive parents, etc all over the world would be laughing.

You can, however, teach adults how to interact with children effectively. Or indeed interact with anyone effectively.

DH is in sales, and he can always get people including our DC to do exactly what he wants with a few choice words.

The Sales person, V the Nanny. Now there would be an entertaining show. See who can get the kids to do what you want first.

CamelHump Tue 28-Jul-15 22:10:47

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Florriesma Tue 28-Jul-15 22:12:13

I found it somewhat disturbing sticking an 18 month old baby on the stairs. 9yo ds watched it . He commented that the baby was being told off for wanting a cuddle. He seems to have more emotional intelligence than her.
And who in their right mind would get a 3 year old to go and stand away from you in a car park?shock
(Scarred by 3 boys under 5. They'd have danced round that car park and into the nearest moving vehicle given the slightest opportunity)

Asleeponasunbeam Tue 28-Jul-15 22:17:35

I was terrified by the car park too!

camelhump, I guess nanny and production company have a vested interest in showing that aspect of it! They won't be showing the effects of ignoring and denying the emotions of toddlers as a long term parenting strategy I suppose.

mikado1 Tue 28-Jul-15 22:19:07

Awful. Turned it off when 3 year old, repeatedly reaching for a hug, was returned to his room with gate and mum was told 'it's now a control thing'. Glad opinion here is pretty similar.

mikado1 Tue 28-Jul-15 22:20:36

And YY to 'that's remorse'. Come on! What a pity the mum didn't question any of it!!

ijustwannadance Tue 28-Jul-15 22:28:12

I don't like the nanny woman and was shock when she grabbed little boys arm by the car. But that mum was lost and had no clue and clearly needed advice. Why the need to go on telly though is beyond me.

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