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How much TV should you let your children watch

How much tv do you think is ok for your kid's to watch in a day

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Asked by coryswife8183 at 8:25 AM on Sep. 2, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • As long as they have other interests like playing outside and playing with their toys, I don't see why there should be a limit. I mean hour upon hours isn't good, but a couple hours a day.... who cares? I watched a decent amount of TV and I turned out alright :)

    Answer by kaylan010 at 8:29 AM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • 2 hours in the morning, some in the afternoon depending on the weather and whatnot.

    Answer by misunderstood1 at 8:35 AM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • My daughter is very active and we have DVR so she will pause whatever she is watching go play for hours on end come back watch her little 40 minute show and then play some more... I think as long as they stay active and no glued to the TV then they are fine... Plus there are so many educational shows out there now for kids....

    Answer by liltxnchic at 8:38 AM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • Normal day, the TV is off all day long, we might watch a movie at night. We don't have cable or anything, so we don't get any stations. We choose to not pay for those things.

    Answer by Mom2unangel at 8:43 AM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • honestly, it depends on the day around our house. Some days she does not watch any tv. Some days she watches as much as 4 hours. I personally feel like as long as it is balanced out with other activities then I don't see what the big deal is. She is allowed to have some down time too, just like I am (or other adults are).

    Answer by stressedmomma13 at 3:29 AM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • she just watches it in the morning her shows and then if we are watching it she might sit with me but that doesn't really happen much so i would say 1 1/2. she doesn't have that long a attention span at 17months. but with her new chair she sits longer

    Answer by lambdarose at 8:48 AM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • They don't sit and watch tv all day they play in their rooms and go outside but my mom said they were but I watched tv all day too as a kid and I turned out fine LOL

    Comment by coryswife8183 (original poster) at 10:15 AM on Sep. 3, 2010

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