I was wondering how you manage TV time with your kids?
In the Lost and Tired house, we cut the cable many years ago. However, we do stream Netflix.
Elliott has a Netflix box in his room. This was done to give him a safe place to go and shut his door. He watches his Disney shows and things like that.
He will fall asleep at night to his shows and it works out well for him.
Gavin received a Netflix box for Christmas and it has so far been a problem. Gavin does everything to the extreme. He will watch nonstop if we let him, where as Elliott would rather play.
They other problem that is once again presenting itself is the fact that Gavin repeats and imitates what he sees on TV. He’s going to be 12 in two weeks and exercises very little discretion.
It’s not his fault but it is a problem.
Elliott and Emmett don’t have this same issue so they are as much of a concern. However, they will imitate Gavin. So TV is indirectly a problem for them as well.
We have informed Gavin that we are going to have to reevaluate the situation and figure out how to administer TV time for him. Like many other areas in his life, Gavin lacks the ability to self-regulate. So we have been the ones to say when.
It’s frustrating for me because it feels like I have to micro-manage his life. I hate micro-managing anything, but that’s really what it is.
I’m looking for suggestions as to how to administer TV time. I would also like to know how you folks decide was is appropriate for your kids to watch. I mean, we do a pretty good job of that but when your child repeats and imitates everything, you have to take that into account.
Thanks in advance 🙂
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