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Ho much T.V. do yor kids watch everyday?

I was called a MEAN MOMMY (by an adult lol) for only allowing my kids to watch 30 min. a day on school days....


Asked by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 1:24 PM on Sep. 1, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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  • My boys (nearly 10 & 6) can each earn up to 30 minutes of screen time (that includes TV, computer and other video games) on school nights - all homework and chores need to be done without complaint. On weekends, they have cartoon time on Saturday morning and we usually have a family movie night on Friday evening. Sunday we're usually not home much, but they might get some time then.

    I don't think it's mean - I think I'm helping them to prioritize their lives.

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 2:29 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • My son watches TONS.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:25 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • a few hours some days. his usual is probably in the range of 1-2hrs total. somedays more, some days less. it all depends on what the household is doing.

    Answer by dullscissors at 1:29 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • Well I just moved in with my uncle after lossing my apartment. WE had to throw away all my son toys. So now snice he has no toys i let him watch t.v. when ever he wants, & if i think he had wayy to much, Then Me or my husband will take him outside to play with the dirt. I would take him to the park, But that a 45 min walk, with a temp of 85 & above & we have no car.

    Answer by yamil519 at 1:32 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • Well the reason I am so strict is because, they have homework and chores everyday and on tuesdays and thursdays they have soccer practice so our schedules are already pretty full.

    Comment by SWEETPEAS3MOM (original poster) at 1:39 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • only 15-30 min. a day and not on weekends or when DH is home, but he is only 7mo. (mostly my baby can read.... can't hurt right lol)

    Answer by lmt_mom2010 at 1:39 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • its not good for children under 2 to be watching tv because of all the commercials they show during kids shows (most are marked for adults or sugery cereals) i would get them outside as much as possible or just put in some videos i didnt watch actual tv until i was 7

    Answer by nandy90 at 1:40 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • He watches about 2 hours a day, give or take a few minutes. Actually that is too much by my account. He would love to sit and veg out in front of t.v. if we let him, but I can see the effects it has on him throughout the week. But his dad says things like, "let him watch tv, he worked hard all day at school", so I cave a little bit.

    Answer by Ktree at 2:01 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • They are allowed to watch an hour per child. So, two hours a day, except Fridays (we have alot to do on that day). And it has to be something I want them to watch, and educational.

    Answer by MomtoMichael2 at 2:20 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • We don't have a TV in our house. Sometimes I let Glenn watch Thomas the Tank Engine or other educational DVD's on my laptop, but that's it.

    Answer by WomanWitty at 2:49 PM on Sep. 1, 2010