I signed my daughter up for gymnastics camp after a friend who used to work there told me they don't do television except in aftercare.
However, I just dropped my daughter off there (her first day) and they had a movie going.
We don't do any screen time at all and I was pretty upset. My daughter told them right away "I don't watch tv" and they had games and coloring books out, but she's the kind of kid who gets GLUED to any screen and can't ignore it in the room. I'm so bummed.
The thing is, the actual camp doesn't start until 9:30 but they are open at 8 for drop-off, and I'm supposed to be at work at 8, so that's when I left her.
I can see two options:
a) just hoping that she won't watch it and will really engage in a game with one of the counselors
b) take her to work with me until 9:30 and then drop her off there so I know she's doing actual gymnastics and not getting screen time.
Sometimes I feel like I'm super-strict. My daughter's 5. But every time one of her friend's parents has gone behind my back and put her in front of a movie, she cannot stop talking about the characters, wanting to be like them, etc. I can't stand it...it's like her imagination disappears and she's just being brainwashed or something.
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