My Daughter is nearly 4, and i am thinking of getting a Tele in her Bedroom,for her DVDs

Debbie - posted on 08/09/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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YES OR NO,, TVs in own bedrooms for 4 year olds ,

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Alison - posted on 08/10/2010

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I agree, I never plan on putting a tv in my girls' room. Ultimately though, it comes down to your own family values. You will never get everyone to agree on this one.

Carisa - posted on 08/10/2010

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I'm on the opposite side of the fence than the other moms...I don't think kids ever need a tv in their room. They don't sleep as well at night if they fall asleep watching tv...I also think kids are watching too much tv as it is. But you are the mom, and should do what you think is best.

Aoife - posted on 08/09/2010

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my 3 yr old has one in her room. i had it in mine but found dat she'd fall asleep in my bed and we'd have to life her to her bed den.if u limit the ime spent watchin n use it as a treat or reward.we use to say if ur good for so many days u get to watch a dvd in ur room wit popcorn.she loved it

Kirsty - posted on 08/09/2010

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Yes....I think it's ok....Both my kids have a tv in each of thier rooms...For thier movies... I agree with Clare as long as it's regulated it's all good

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Tracey - posted on 08/13/2010

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i got my daughter a tv to watch her films on for two reasons really 1 so she wasnt demanding to use the main tv and 2nd to stop the arguments with her brother over what film to watch. since then the screaming matches have stoped and she understands that the tv goes off b4 she goes to sleep.

Sarh - posted on 08/13/2010

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Yes. Why couldn't they have a TV in their bedroom?? My daughter has had a TV in her bedroom since she was born (we shared a room until she was 2 1/2 yrs old.). My daughter even puts in her own DVDs, knows how to operate both the TV and DVD player (this is nice because I'm nursing my 2 month old son).

Ashley - posted on 08/12/2010

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Personally I think kids spend too much time watching TV as it is, so to put one in their room is just inviting more TV watching... I wouldn't get one for my son.

Pattie - posted on 08/12/2010

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I guess I'm part of the minority here. For my kids, it's a no. I think there's enough TV in their lives already without having them cooped up in their rooms watching TV (no matter how much it's regulated). I just feel that it promotes disconnection. But what's best for my family won't necessarily be best for others. Do what you think is best for your child.

Evelyn - posted on 08/12/2010

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I have to let my son watch tv so if it is not in his room then he takes up my tv in the living room. He is autistic and he needs it.

Jennifer - posted on 08/12/2010

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I say yes. Both my children(ages 7 and 4) have tvs. I like it because when they want to watch something and I am watching tv they can go in there. Also, at nite before its time to turn out the lights i lay my 4yr old down with a movie before its over hes fast asleep.

Angela - posted on 08/11/2010

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im thinkin about putting one in my daughters room as me and my husband use movies as a treat. With having a boy and a girl is hard to chose a movie they both want to watch!
we would put it up high so she would need me to put a movie on for her so i would be in control. i think its a great idea, go for it!

Jamie - posted on 08/10/2010

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I would say no just because it is easier to regulate when out in the open. We only have 1 tv in our house with no cable. We watch movies together and I like spending the time with my boys. We did have a tv in their playroom for dvds only but that became all they wanted to do. We took the tv out and they play more and do not ask to watch tv as much.

Debbie - posted on 08/10/2010

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Thanks to all who repiled, My Daughter is very good and i will be taking control, it is only now she nearly four i spent a lot doing up her room,and she is good going to bed in her own room always has been (fingers crossed)And once she is in school i will not let her have anything on After 7pm, and i dont care she can kick scream all she wants, its only the two of us, her dad only see,s her when it suits him,I just want my own sitting room back after 4 years of it looking like a creche, i want her to be indepented in her own bedroom,all her books toy paints you name it are now in her room, Thanks again

Lynn - posted on 08/10/2010

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my kids share a room, my two boys, 20months, and 4 in Nov. They have a tv in there room. I have no problem with it, as long as its not on all day, and they arent constantly infront of it.. And it is for DVD's but thats because getting the right jack installed for the cable n cable box would be to exspensive... lol

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My son is 4 and he has a TV in his room. I personally think it's a great idea! He watches Dora and all other cartoons and he learns alot from them. But don't get me wrong the TV is not always on.

Clare - posted on 08/09/2010

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YES....why not if it is used responsably,my lil one is 4 she shares with her older sister so has had the use of a tv (dvd's only) since she was born. as long as you can regulated what is watched then there is no reason in my view why not xx

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