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How much TV do you let your children watch???

President Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama don't let their girls watch TV at all during the week, plus they have chores...regular chores....Do you think this is a little extreme??? What ever happened to "Let kids be kids" or "Let them be little" I mean come on, they grow up fast enough why treat them like adults before their time?

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Asked by MamaCortney at 1:10 PM on Sep. 12, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Michelle Obama reminds me of my aunt. Super strict. Barrack just goes with the flow. Like my uncle did, I tell you whats gonna happen. Theres kids are gonna be super smart, but super sad on the inside, hit teenage years and go frickin nuts if they dont loosen up. But thats just what I see is gonna happen because I seen it happen to many times.

    Answer by AngelEyva at 1:14 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • Mine watch less than an hour during school days. Quite honestly I don't even have to regulate it. With homework and a few activities they are usually occupied. Plus we have a no video games during the school week rule so that in itself really pushes them away from the tv and out back to play.

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 1:18 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • I grew up on the farm so I had chores but I was allowed to watch tv too. My parents were a little bit more relaxed with me since I liked the shows that didn't show the sex, drugs and violence but with my brother who liked the violence and blood they were freaking out. My ds is 3 so I let him watch cartoons since we have DIRECTV so we have several cartoon channels. He starts preschool tomorrow again since he has a speech delayment. DS started this past Feb so I know he's happy since grandpa's the van driver and he gets to see his friends again.

    Answer by jilligan362 at 7:40 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • Let kids be kids does not equal tv. I think cartoons and movies are fine but what is better than a family movie night and Saturday morning cartoons rather than being a couch potato. Our daughter only watches maybe 30 min of cartoons after school and that is only when she takes a break from homework. She plays outdoors, or does something creative, does homework, an then we read together.


    Answer by IzzeAddy at 8:43 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

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