Friday, January 21, 2011

What if kids watch TV all day?

It seems what will cause a kid to watch a show he doesn't want to watch is parental disapproval. If he's been told it's too scary, too adult, or forbidden, his natural curiosity might cause him to want to learn WHY. My kids, with the freedom to turn things on or off, turned LOTS of things off, or colored or did Lego or played with dolls or action figures during "the boring parts" (often happening to be the adult parts—what did they care?) and only looked back up when happy music or light or dogs or kids got their attention again.


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1 comment:

  1. We often have the TV on for long periods of time...but with lots of other things going on - lego building, drawing, doll play, etc. Letting go of our TV anxiety has opened our world so much!

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