When your child does something unacceptable, you have to back up your rules with firm and fair control.
Having studied Dr Spock’s approach to discipline during the earlier part of my ‘experiment’ I’m interested to see that Supernanny doesn’t really talk about her philosophy of discipline (which Spock says is about teaching a child the right way to behave). Instead, she seems to dwell much more on the ‘punishment’ side of it.
It’s a very no-nonsense approach and seems to focus on establishing order and control rather than looking at the underlying reasons for bad behaviour and how to address them so the child actually learns WHY what he/she is doing is wrong.
I do however agree with these bits:
-Be consistent, stick to your guns
-Each parent must do the same thing and back each other up
-Act immediately so the child links the punishment to the bad behaviour