Thursday, 30 June 2011
*Nanny Deb from Nanny 911*
Nanny 911 is a reality show where the British nannies reform American unmanageable families. This show reminded me of Nanny McPhee, the movie.
I just watched this show an hour ago for the first time. However, I learned a lot from Nanny Deb. Based on the episode of the Keffer family, I learned that:
1. "When you say it, you mean it." -Nanny Deb
When we decide to do something, we should mean it and do it without thinking twice, doubting or letting our 'soft heart' affect our initial decision. It may be a hard process, but the result is ultimately satisfying.
I learned that I should continue with the choice or path I choose although there will be some external problems.
2. Never be afraid to express your feelings.
The Keffer mom chose to stuff her feelings in order to make sure that everything was peaceful. Somehow, this led to a worse family situation because it triggered the anger of both of her children.
This is a good lesson for me to learn - that expressing my inner feelings is not embarrassing. Instead, it helps people understand us more because we are sharing honestly. People will know us more deeply as well.
3. Play our role according to the situation.
When it comes to dealing with the behavior of children, we should lower our body and talk nicely to them instead of showing the anger or an expressionless face. For example, awards or rewards can make children happy. By having the rewards, they will do their things happily. This can apply to the adult life as well, where we are rewarded for our achievement.
We have to be soft and hard according to the suitable situation. That means, we have to change our habits or behaviors sometimes in different situations.
I love to watch this reality show. This is not just a show to teach the children. There are lessons we can apply in our daily life too.
Are there any shows that have taught you parenting skills or personal growth skills? What are they?