Kristen - posted on 01/24/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
My daughter CONSTANTLY asks for Sesame Street or the Alvin & The Chipmunks movie. We only allow her to watch one episode of Sesame Street each day and we now limit Alvin to the CD only and not the movie. She's OK when she's watching or listening but when the program or music is done she freaks out and asks for more. When we say no it's a total meltdown and frankly, I'm tired of it.
I'm interested in anyone's thoughts on how to handle the meltdowns, if you think it would be OK to let her watch or listen more than one time per day, etc. I have tried to get her to sit and read with me but she has lost interest in books. We used to "read" together often. It bothers me a bit that she hasn't touched her books in a while. I'm open to any suggestions on getting her interest back in books as well.