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♥ blogger astrologer mom to three cool kiddos, and trying to figure out this divorce thing-- Blossom and Glow ♥
We don't restrict TV/video games but my kids aren't couch potatoes either. I think putting restrictions on things just makes a forbidden fruit. DS1 has a tv in his room and he rarely tulrns it on and I can't recall the last time I turned mine on. DS1 would rather read.
Yes, yes. I'm fabulous. Moving on...
Here's the thing I keep remembering. When I was little (and when our parents were young) ~ we were sent out of the house to roam the neighborhood. We left after breakfast and only came back before dark if one of the *other* parents didn't feed us lunch.
If I did this to my children ~ CPS would be at my door for failure to supervise and probably rightfully so. It's just not the same world.
So, my kids can only ride bikes and go to the playground if I'm with them. Our yard is not fenced in and we're at the corner of two fairly busy streets. Even letting them out the door unsupervised is NOT an option for us.
I know there's a lot of "kids don't need TV" parents out there. Just like everything else, that's what works best for their family. TV is in ours. We borrow DVD's from the library, watch educational shows, etc. (We do however, believe that commercials are EVIL!!!!)
We don't worry about TV in our life. Our children are articulate, intelligent, creative, polite, and healthy.
That said, We do notice sometimes when my DS gets into a "slump" and DOES want to spend all day for several days in a row watching TV. We will step in and try to break that cycle. However, it's not all that often...
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