could you please tell me some strateges that I could use to help her understand, she really shouldn't watch computer or TV more than 1 hour per day with our any punishment and upsetness.
May be I should blame my self for this to let her watch too much computer games or TV, but right now if I allow her she can watch up to 7+ hours of TV or computer, she doesn't want to eat, or other wise should be infront of computer or TV, but right now It is getting really out of control were she is too freaked our if I tell her she can't watch any TV or computer. I afraid next year when she start real school, it is going to be very frostrating for both of us.
Answer by Dannee at 2:39 PM on Feb. 2, 2009
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Answer by shorttydnice at 3:31 PM on Feb. 2, 2009
She's going to get over it. I had to do the same with mine when she was 5. When I was pregnant I was so tired that it was easier for me to just let her watch TV all day. I just explained to her that I was reading things from a doctor and it said that it could make her cranky, and tired, and not sleep very well at night so the new rule is that she only get 1 hour of TV. She can listen to the radio if she wants. It was hard at first. She was bored all the time and upset she couldn't watch her favorite shows. Now it's been a little more than a year and she chooses to do other things instead of the TV. When she got home today she listened to the radio and is now playing outside all on her own choice. You're going to have some fights and anger, kids test you, that's normal. It's whats best for her so just remember that when she's mad, and just remind her you're doing it because you love her. Just be consistent.
Answer by Sammieanne at 3:34 PM on Feb. 2, 2009
Answer by NJMom2Tyler at 3:42 PM on Feb. 2, 2009
I am simi gulity of the same thing... our grandson has his own computer, but we do not have tv.. and there for a while he was on his pc a lot during the hrs after school and on weekends until I finally realized that he wasn't going outside as much... and he wasn't playing pc games, he is a smart kid and loves reading updates on his favorite subjects, nascar, webkinz etc...
I finally had to put a limit on it and simply explained to him that tho he likes being online, it is more important to use the imagination and go play...and that now has been a yr...
It was a simple take control and set the rules... (but we are a computer/online family here so he only did what he was raised seeing, us on the pc all the time)
Answer by gmasboy at 3:44 PM on Feb. 2, 2009
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