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post #121 of 236
I haven't had time to read all the replies, but as another TV-free family, wanted to add my support. Not having a TV is way rarer and more radical than not vaxing! Sometimes it's more isolating too.

I would also add that there is even a "TV free Parents of Multiples" tribe. If the discussion can get that specialized, the topic is surely deserving of a sub-forum.
post #122 of 236
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post #123 of 236
Just bumping.

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post #124 of 236
I am in total support of a TV free board.

I also have trouble with the tribes as it is so difficult to hold an actual conversation there.
It would really be nice to have a place of discussion and support because of all the "wierd" things people think we do being TV free is the one that people seem most astounded at. It's strange how people feel like it's OK to let you parent and live life your way on many things but the same people tell you over and over how wrong you are to be TV free!

Anyway, pushing for that board!!
post #125 of 236
So last night the boys and I watched a sea creatures documentary that I rented from our library. It was 45 minutes long and fantastic! We had a great time piled on the sofa with our tv trays and dinner watching it.

It's becuase we had such a great time and had a special thing going on that I'm having a hard time with actually getting rid of the tv. We're without cable in all common areas and bedrooms (except for DS#1) but we still have the actual tv in the living room for watching library rentals and the odd movie (I'm pretty cheap so it ain't often).
post #126 of 236
My above post is the exact reason I'd like to see a TV-Free subforum.
post #127 of 236
I cancelled our cable!!!! AHHHHHH!
We don't have a regular TV (we were using an HD monitor thingy-) so this means absolutely no TV! I'm so excited!

Now what? (Hint hint, if we had a TV-free forum, I could find out!)

post #128 of 236
I would also like to see this group get started! I have 16 month old twins and we don't watch TV. It's hard to find support and idea's of things to do with them. We listen to a lot of music, but with the girls getting more active now I tend to run out of "new" things to do with them! I would love some new fresh idea's from other mom's that "understand"!!!!!
post #129 of 236
tropicaldutchtulip: Until the subforum gets going, you should definitely visit here.

Anyone else notice lots of twin moms on this thread?

Any smilie makers out there want to make a cute TV-free smiley? I would love one!
post #130 of 236
It tend to lurk more than post but I really wish there was a no-tv sub-forum. I constantly struggle with limiting tv/wish to become tv free and there are so many questions and concerns that come with that. A place to discuss issues would be so great.
post #131 of 236
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Anyone else notice lots of twin moms on this thread?
post #132 of 236
I don't think it should be a subforum of TV/media. Nor would "the childhood years" work because it affects families with kids of ALL ages- from toddler up through teens, and even adults without children in the home.

Maybe yet another subforum of "parenting issues"?
post #133 of 236
Please do create this subforum. I too struggle with what to do for downtime. We practice AP with our 2 yr old and I feel guilty every time I put on a dvd
(we are not connected to cable, just videos) but I want to figure out a better way. DD is not one to "get into things" which has its downsides when it comes to wanting some time to chill out. I feel that the only thing I can do is put on Dora. She is only 2, so I know we can change course now without much trouble. Please! I need a place to talk about this!
post #134 of 236
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Originally Posted by Ruthla View Post
I don't think it should be a subforum of TV/media. Nor would "the childhood years" work because it affects families with kids of ALL ages- from toddler up through teens, and even adults without children in the home.

Maybe yet another subforum of "parenting issues"?
Yeah, this would be a good place for it.
post #135 of 236
I'm all for a tv-free sub-forum! We were tv-free with DS for almost 2 years, then got sucked in when I was pregnant with DD. We recently went tv-free for the kids again b/c it was causing to many stuggles and arguements with DS (who is now 4.5).

We put one tv in the attic, the 2nd is still in our bedroom (I have to admit, I still like to watch and so does DH, but we're watching much less).

I think this would be a very useful sub-forum!
post #136 of 236
As I wrote in a previous post, DS and I just moved to a new rented house where there's no TV.
When we were in my mum's house I didn't have to cook or do any household work, and my mum would watch ds for short periods of time. So why I had less free time than now?

Now I cook 3 meals a day, I do household work, and am with ds all day long, but I feel I have more time for my WAHM activities.

At my mum's I'd go to her room to ask something and once there get paralyzed at the TV for minutes or sometimes hours. DS always wanted to fall asleep in her bedroom, and sometimes would stay until very long, because of the noise of the TV. Now he quietly sleeps early and weak up early in good mood.

I love not having TV again
post #137 of 236
Just an idea in the interum of hearing back from admins... Do you guys do a weekly TV Free thread in FYT? I would hope it would make it easier if you didn't... But again- I'm fully supportive of a subforum for no TV.
post #138 of 236
I'm just adding my vote for a tv free forum! I grew up in a tv free world and want to someday do the same for my children. What a great resource it would be!
post #139 of 236
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Originally Posted by goldfinch View Post
Mostly just bumping... but I peeked at the TV forum last night and just want to say (and I don't mean to be snarky) if discussions of 'ER', 'Survivor: China', and 'Rock of Love' are appropriate for a Natural Family Living board, then a TV-free living subforum has GOT to qualify!

post #140 of 236
I'm voting again. I could use the support as sometimes I fall victim to the bright screen with the flashing lights.
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