USA TODAY US Edition
Thanks to nannies
USA TODAY’s “Critic’s Corner,” rejoicing about the end of Supernanny, states that the show exploited children’s bad behavior as entertainment. However, the only thing the nanny exposed was bad parents — especially bad mothers (Life, Friday).
I am67 and have raised children of my own. I have never seen so many self-indulgent, lazy, air-headed mothers in their 20s and 30s. Most of the fathers got with the program quickly. I have seen better parenting from teen mothers.
No wonder our world is in the shape it is in, and I fear for those kids. I suspect that as soon as the nanny left, most of them reverted back to their old behavior. We need more — not fewer — nannies to take the place of missing grandmothers of the past whowere firmand caring. Barbara Woolard Bridgeville, Del.