I haven't watched Super Nanny but instead I have watched Nanny 911. I have learned a lot from watching that show. I sometimes babysit for my friends and I have worked with some of the ideas that were shown on there. But about two years ago my son's father decided he wanted to spank him with a wooden paddle a couple days after his girlfriend spanked him with a kitchen spatula. I reported this to child services and I had to attend the same parenting classes that he did even though I had not done anything wrong. Some of the ideas I was taught by them on how to deal with my son, seems to work. One thing that I still use today is when he is being really bad, I turn off the TV, computer, cell phone, house phone and any other thing that could distract me and I give him 5 minutes of my complete attention. It lets them know that you are paying attention and they are more important than anything else going on.
at 12:24 AM on Oct. 13, 2009