It is my fault that he's addicted of course. While I personally have never been a TV addict, somehow I was not put off by it until recently. There are so many aspects of it I dislike, mostly the popular culture, rudeness, violence, materialism. Anyway, poor DS is addicted and I don't think it helps that he is an only child. I'm having such a hard time weening him from it. I have tried providing him with other activities but he has no interest in them. I bought him a few new puzzles, he refuses to work on them. He used to be at least luke warm about puzzles. One thing he used to enjoy was all kinds of board games, now when I suggest game time he's not interested. I suggest reading and he now only wants to read books from t.v. shows. He isn't enthusiastic about anything other than television or the computer. He likes to draw but he only draws of course...characters from TV shows.
I wish he would take a real interest in something other than TV! This weighs very heavily on me. I would love to see him get excited about something real, something non violent. It dominates his conversations and his play. In fact the only type of play he engages in is of course acting out violent themes from so called children's programming. Another complication is he does not do anything independently other than TV watching or the TV play....both of which I have come to loathe. This if a further complication. When he comes to me wanting to talk it's always TV themed and if I tell him I don't want to talk about that i think he feels rejected. It's such a mess.
Any ideas? Any suggestions on other things to introduce him to or how to spark an interest?