Kathy - posted on 09/08/2010 ( 25 moms have responded )
Like many mom's I want my daughter to watch less tv. However, I'm also struggling with the concept. Although my 4 year old has a wonderful imagination and loves to play by herself, it's not enough for her. She wants a playmate - me, and I'm not up to that task whenever she wants me to be. I'm not an only, but I was the youngest and had much older brother's so I was alone much of the time growing up. I spent time watching tv, but not spending my free moments playing with my mother. I'm also 47 so I've had a lot of years being used to having my own time and I find it hard to give up. Of course we have friends and pre-school, but there's a lot of other time left...TV time! What do you do about tv? Do you feel your only-child watches more than his or her peers? Does it bother you? If they don't, do you feel they're playing more with other kids, on their own, etc. Just looking for a conversation to see where other's are at.