I desperately try to get him interested in other things (playing outside, fingerpainting, building blocks, play doh, etc...), but he won't stop crying for the tv. I gave in almost 2 hours ago, and now I'm crying. I hate watching this zombie take over my child, but I can't stand his tears. He cries uncontrollably until I turn it on. He won't let me hold him or kiss him while he cries. Basically, I'll have to let him "cry it out".
Is there a way to wean him off of the TV, or do I have to let him cry it out? He has thrown a couple of tantrums in the bedroom because the tv was gone, but he was consoled by the fact that there was still a tv available.
Last year at this time, I couldn't keep him in the house. He wanted to be outside in the warming Spring air. What happened?
I must confess that I am a recovering TV addict. I spent countless hours watching junk tv as a kid, and I really don't want that to happen to him.
I'm so glad I found this forum. I know there isn't an easy answer. I guess I just need to vent to some sympathetic ear.
(Mom to one beautiful, spirited 2.5 year old boy.)