Nicky - posted on 02/29/2012 ( 13 moms have responded )
Nicky - posted on 02/29/2012 ( 13 moms have responded )
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Gabrielle - posted on 03/08/2012
my son has a tv in his room. he isn't alowed to watch it all the time. only when we let him. sometimes we might be watching something in the livingroom that he shouln't be watching and he will go into his room and watch scooby doo or bob the builder.
Jenni - posted on 03/04/2012
Personally, I don't agree with it until the child is much older, preteen possibly.
First, I don't want my child shut away in their room when they could be spending time learning, playing, engaging in healthy active play and spending time with family.
Second, television has a negative effect on very young children's learning abilities and cognitive development. Even if it is considered "educational". Specifically, children under the age of 3.
That said; I still allow my children to watch tv. But it's limited. They really don't have a whole lot of interest in it anyways. We might watch Caillou in the morning when we first wake up. Perhaps one more programme during the day, either Cat in the Hat or Harry and his Bucket Full of Dinosaurs. ;) We'll watch a Disney Movie or Animal/Dinosaur docu as a family in the evening, probably once or twice a week. But I try to plan fun activities so my children aren't spending hours in front of the tube. It's definitely harder to get away from in the winter months but the rest of the year we like to spend almost all our time outside.
Amber - posted on 03/03/2012
Our daughter is 2 almost 3 and has had one in her room for awhile she watches it at night usually max and ruby or Mickey I give her two shows set the timer and normally she falls asleep. During the day we are everywhere else in the house or out but it hasn't seemed to be a problem we have tvs in almost every room they are usually on for noise with an age appropriate show on but we play barbies or color or use flash cards twice a week we have family cuddle movie time... She now is enjoying learning the songs so it helps us...
Nicky - posted on 03/02/2012
Thanx for everyones opinions..I was just curious on what peole thought about this. I had a tv in my room when i was little and was also a spoiled brat. Both of my boys have tvs on there bedrooms but i have the parental controls on so i control when they watch tv. My older son also has an xbox 360 in his room and i also have control of that. I control his internet access from my computer it turns on at certain times of the day and thats when he can play it. They dont watch tv all the time. But they do watch their own dvds or play their games at certain times of the day. Thanx everyone for your answers!! :)
S. - posted on 03/01/2012
My two youngest children share a room aged 16 months and 4 years and there grandma bought them one for Xmas I though they were way too young (still do) and wasn't too happy, i have just put rules on the tv, the 4 year old can watch dvd's when her sister is fast asleep and only on a weekend when there's no nursery the next day, sometimes when she's playing in her room she ask's for a DVD on. I personally don't have a problem with tv's in bedrooms but I would have held on till they were much much older!
Kimberly - posted on 03/01/2012
We have our many tv and one in our bedroom which is for watching dvd's. Our daughter does like movies so lots of times we will watch one together on our bed. I dont think she will get a tv in her room or if she did it would only be dvd's. I dont like the idea of tv's in kids rooms as her room is set up for sleep
September - posted on 03/01/2012
Personally I think it's a bad idea. Bedrooms are for playing, reading and sleeping imo. Not for watching tv. Our son likes to listen to music sometimes as he falls asleep and I'm cool with that however I would not use a tv as a sleeping aid, I think it creates bad habits. Our son doesn't watch a lot of tv anyhow so there would be no point in putting one in his room.
Brittney - posted on 03/01/2012
I had a tv in my bedroom when I was little and it was a distraction from my studies and from getting a good night sleep, even if my daughters room was big enough for a tv, i would still tell her no.
Elfrieda - posted on 03/01/2012
Bad, very very bad. We had a tv in our bedroom for a couple of months when we moved into our new house and didn't have a place to put it. Not good. It was always staring at us and tempting us to turn our brains off and the tv on. If we can't resist, why would we expect our child to?
Now the tv's in the sunroom, and we don't have cable. If we feel like watching a DVD, we go over there and watch it on purpose, it's not just automatic. I feel that we're a healthier family for it.
Jenny_D - posted on 02/29/2012
I think TV's in a childs room is a very bad idea. I think children need limited TV time anyways and they should be spending most of their time playing. If they are allowed to watch TV, it should be in the general living are where everyone else does. This way, it is much easier to monitor what your child is watching and it is much easier to encourage your child to play/read/rest in their room :o)
Michelle - posted on 02/29/2012
my daughter has one in her room and we use it for quiet hour because she won't nap anymore so she goes in her room and gets to watch a dvd, when it is over she is allowed out of her room 95% of the time she falls asleep and has a nap while watching it.
Amy - posted on 02/29/2012
My son has a tv in his room, his grandparents bought it for his 3rd birthday. He is now 6, he does not watch tv on it because he does not like to be alone, occassionally he watches a movie on it if we're there with him, or he plays his wii up there.
Janice - posted on 02/29/2012
I really don't understand why a young child would "need" a tv in their room. Its much harder to keep tabs on your child's tv viewing if its not in a common area and toddlers really shouldn't be watching much tv.
Definitely not beneficial for a toddler to have a tv in their room, but in most cases it wont really hurt them in any way.