Toddlers and TV
Jodi - posted on 09/16/2013
I used to limit their TV when they were younger because I wanted to encourage other activities. These days I don't tend to put specific limits on it, but they still don't watch it all the time. However, having said that, we don't do TVs in bedrooms. My son is 16 and he still doesn't have a TV in his bedroom, let alone game consoles. The TV, the cable, the XBox, the Playstation, they are all connected up in the family room. It has to be shared. I have found this tends to become self-limiting, which isn't a bad thing.
Zandra - posted on 09/16/2013
My teenagers watch as much TV as they please, I don't really stop them, but they only watch an hour or so a day anyway. My five year old is only allowed to watch half an hour a day, but normally he doesn't watch any. He often watches a film with his sisters at the weekend though. My six year old isn't allowed to watch any more than an hour a day, and can only watch it after she's done her homework, but she often watches a film with the rest of the family at the weekend too. Neither my seven or five year old are allowed to watch TV after half past six at night.
We only have one TV in the house, and its in the living room, so I always know what they are watching.
But that's just me, and what I think is best for my kids.
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