Tuesday, August 08, 2006

time for the naughty corner




gina ford threw all her toys out of the pram when she found to her shock and horror that online mums' community mumsnet.com included criticism (heaven forbid!) of her own brand (and believe me, it is a brand) of 'calm and confident parenting'.

not having children myself, oh, like gina ford, i have no idea if her parenting advice is worth listening to. all i do know is that taking the decision to threaten to close down a website read by, and contributed to, by thousands of conscientious mums, simply because it criticises and makes fun of your books is not only arrogant, reactionary, bratty and bullying, but also, from where i'm sitting, looks a lot like shooting yourself in the foot.

instead of pandering to ford's temper tantrum, i think mumsnet.com, (or more to the point, their spineless service provider) should take a leaf out of adorable supernanny jo frost's book and make ford stand in the naughty corner until she calms down, for all our sakes.

2 Comments:

At 09 August, 2006 00:18 , Blogger Philippa said...

'Adorable' supernanny. Hmm.

 
At 09 August, 2006 18:47 , Blogger darling vicarage said...

next to that dragon gina ford, all tv baby doctors suddenly seem 'adorable'

 

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