Three day nanny! I'm not too keen are you?

(75 Posts)
Ledkr Wed 18-Sep-13 20:41:36

She's not out Jo frost is she?

Offcolour Wed 18-Sep-13 20:46:08

Seems pretty mean to me. Ridiculing and belittling the parents. Not at all empathetic or compassionate.

Agnesmum Wed 18-Sep-13 20:46:44

Not sure about the wee wee tree!

Offcolour Wed 18-Sep-13 20:48:25

Yeah, what was that? Won't the tree die?

HeadFairy Wed 18-Sep-13 20:49:32

I think a lot she says does make sense, I think lots of people are guilty of over parenting, everything is no no no. But I feel so sad for the parents, they've clearly lost their way and her belittling them is really mean and I suspect purely because it makes good telly.

Agnesmum Wed 18-Sep-13 20:51:41

Feel sorry for the parents, I hate the way she talks down to them.

Agnesmum Wed 18-Sep-13 20:53:13

That's a good idea, give them sharp knives.

Offcolour Wed 18-Sep-13 20:54:06

Oh lord. Why has she given them massive knives???

Ledkr Wed 18-Sep-13 20:55:48

Glad it's not just me. She's given no practical trips at all.
I think the wee wee tree would smell after a bit.

Ledkr Wed 18-Sep-13 20:56:59

We wanted some tips for our wayward toddler.
Alas

Agnesmum Wed 18-Sep-13 20:57:50

Next week looks even worse. Has she only one dress?

HeadFairy Wed 18-Sep-13 20:58:38

I've let ds use knives from a similar age.... I taught him how to use them properly, a 3year old can easily do it. He helps me chop stuff I'm cooking. He loves it.

HumphreyCobbler Wed 18-Sep-13 20:59:06

the tree will die

HeadFairy Wed 18-Sep-13 21:00:39

The tree will def die... Why didn't they start with the coloured ping pong balls in the loo. Most 3 year olds would love peeing standing up with those in the bowl.

HappySunflower Wed 18-Sep-13 21:01:58

"Mummy is never ever carrying you again".

How sad.
They are three, not thirteen!!

I think a lot of what she's said is great, but all children need and deserve cuddles and to be picked up on occasion. The biggest things missing from her approach were empathy and sensitivity, I felt.

HeadFairy Wed 18-Sep-13 21:32:18

I agree sunflower. I just wanted to give the whole family a hug, none of them looked happy. Even if it did all work out so quickly (and I'm sceptical of all these programmes) it was done in a really hard uncaring way.

SilveryMoon Wed 18-Sep-13 21:33:34

I'm just watching it now on +1 and agree she seems a bit mean! Ok, those kids do seem a little out of hand, but come on, ditching the potty at 3? Why does it have to go? Most dc's aren't trained much before that are they?

theliverpoolone Wed 18-Sep-13 21:37:46

I thought she was awful, I'd have thrown her out. I switched off after she snatched away the chldren's musical nightlight they were used to, so admittedly no idea if she had any "success" with them.

SchrodingersFanny Wed 18-Sep-13 21:49:03

I quite liked it, thought she talked sense. I couldn't believe how much the parents were constantly telling them what they couldn't do. I though the way she showed them, by getting in their face was good.

Spaulding Wed 18-Sep-13 22:11:21

I missed the beginning. I agreed with her regarding the night time routine. I was quite surprised by her recommended portion sizes for a three-year old. I must be way over-feeding my LO shock

mrswimpeydimple Wed 18-Sep-13 22:13:47

I thought it was a good programme too and took away a few things that I will try and implement especially regarding dinner times. I liked her no nonsense approach and think it was the parents that needed the retraining as much and if not more than the kids. Thought Harry and Alfie were adorable toosmile It's refreshing to have someone other than John Frost doing this type of thing too.

FergusSingsTheBlues Wed 18-Sep-13 22:14:29

Oh! Not just me then thinking I was stuffing food into my toddler! My son would eat that little if he'd pigged out all day smile

DalmationDots Wed 18-Sep-13 22:18:31

She talks sense but in a very patronising way and pretty irritating.

And a few unnecessary things like the wee tree, no carrying them and no musical thing at bedtime.

Also in the supermarket it only worked because she held onto them so tightly with both hands!! Yes the directing them helped, but it didn't solve everything.

Xmasbaby11 Wed 18-Sep-13 22:21:32

I thought there was some good advice. It was important what she said about being positive. The parents were very tense and negative without using any discipline. I don't think they came over badly, though - my heart went out to them. Everyone looked much happier by the end of it.

HeadFairy Wed 18-Sep-13 22:22:46

I did wonder why they were bothering with a supermarket trip, wouldn't you just do an online order, but I suppose there are those little top up shops you have to do... The parents just looked like rabbits caught in a car's headlights. I did notice the nanny didn't use a supermarket basket but her own bag, which she kept on her shoulder when they weren't putting stuff in. That instantly changed the power balance.

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