5 Things SuperNanny Taught Me About Life
So I’ve become a YouTube addict. This just happened recently. I’m not proud of it. I mean, I would be if I was actually watching tutorials on “How to improve your life” or “Mastering the art of coding” or some shit like that but nope. Not this girl.
You know what I’m watching? Besides the obvious (hint-it’s in the title). Weekly/monthly/daily horoscopes, Atozy (he’s just a cute kid who bashes other YouTubers but he’s funny as hell) and cruise ship disasters (why you’ll never get me on a cruise ship).
Yup. I take my iPad to bed with full intention of putting on a soothing guided meditation and I find myself lost in a world of useless and mindless videos for over an hour. #thestruggleisreal
Lately Supernanny has come up in suggestions and I started watching some clips. They’re short and sweet. 3–7 minutes from some random episode. One clip leads to another and before you know, I’ve watched over an hour of kids screaming, moms crying and dads losing their marbles.
Don’t ask me why I’m hooked on these. The best answer I can give is that I love conflict resolution and she does it so well. She’s my secret idol. I also learn a lot from her. Not just in her parenting skills but life skills as well.
Here are a few things I get from her videos:
- Kids are assholes. Ha!! I’m kidding. You know I love kids. ❤ Children reflect our behaviour. But it’s not just kids. We are a reflection of each other. It’s easy to get angry when someone is in our face being angry. If you don’t like the other person’s behaviour it’s up to you to do something. Either walk away or try to calm the situation. The obvious worst thing you can do is be angry back.
- Ask for help when you need it. Too many of us think “oh I can handle this” when in reality you’re dying inside and you can’t. It’s ok to reach out either to a professional or a close friend and confide or ask for help. We are not machines. We don’t have all the answers. Sometimes we need someone to step in and give us a hand and that’s perfectly ok.
- Know when to leave a volatile situation. There have been many couples that just should just go their separate ways. Yes I get that whole ’til death to us part’ thing but that doesn’t include killing each other. You have to know when to walk away, not only for the well being of your children but for you as well. People change. Sometimes not the way we expect or want them to.
- Love fixes almost everything. Hate doesn’t. Neither does yelling or being mad all the time. Replace hate with love, anger with joy and watch how things change. Love is the only thing in the world that cures all. Use it more. Show it more. Share it more. Give it out more freely more. ❤ Love is all.
- Heal your past. Too many of us have issues from our past, through our childhood or whatever, that we haven’t resolved yet. Those issues show up in your life today. In your work, your personal life and your family life. If you’ve had fears, abuse, neglect, trauma or anything else like that and haven’t dealt with or healed them, they show up today. Still.
There are many things you can learn from watching an episode of Supernanny. Her life lessons are powerful. Even though I think I got my shit together, I still pick up a tip or two from her. She’s my hero.
I’m so glad my child never had 45 minute temper tantrums. Phew!
I love you ❤
Peace and Love
xo iva xo