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Hello everyone,<br>
I have posted on this board once about my DS and his TV watching habits. Clearly at 3 years old much of what was going on was my fault. The TV was on cartoons for much of the day and evening. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> For Now I think I have a handle on it.<br>
My goals were to Turn the TV off as soon as possible in the morning , replace TV time with games and activities, and Keep evening viewing time to less than an hour.<br>
The first week Was TOUGH!!! My DS was upset nearly all day after the TV went off. I tried to enlist his help, empathize, show him things he could do ect. That first week I would allow the TV to come back on at about 3:30.<br>
The second week comes around and my DS was playing more by himself, and more accepting of the TV being off, and we discovered the Radio. I also experimented with No TV in the morning. I used music instead, and it has worked but I need more, as we ony have two kid CDs in our collection.<br>
Here we are on the end of the third week. My DS gets to watch TV in the morning for a short while, then the TV is off until after Dinner.<br>
My DS has started playing alone without much of my attention. I think part of the first week, was he didn't really know what to do without the TV. If he wasn't fully engaged by me he was watching TV. I think we have moved past that for now.<br>
I have read lots of tips and information from several threads on here and THANK YOU!!!
 

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Good for you!!<br><br>
I load up on kids CD's at the library. Also have you tried kids books on CD? These are great for snuggly rainy days!
 
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