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Do you allow your children to have a TV/Computer in their room?

Why or why not?????


Asked by GumboGirl at 4:10 PM on Nov. 20, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (26)
  • The tv and the computer are located in the family room, where activities can be monitored. I don't think children need electronics in their bedrooms.

    Answer by caseyandkids at 4:21 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Not now, and not later. No TV's or computers in their bedrooms.

    Answer by Gaccck at 4:23 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • why do you even ask an opinion if you're just going to vote down? An opinion is valid whether you agree with it or not. I'll remember not to answer one of your posts again Gumbo.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:29 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • How absurd that all of the NO answers (and a couple of the yes answers too) were voted down. No one said that the others were wrong, they simply stated their choice and why, as the question asked.
    I tend to agree with Anon. (and samurai chica) regarding the downvoting. Why should I be downvoted because I don't have a tv in a child's room? I don't think it's "mean" but I do think it's stupid and immature to vote down opinions because they are not your own. And yes, I too will be avoiding Gumbo's posts from now on.

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 4:43 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • No. Bedrooms are for sleeping. My now-teens have never had a tv in their bedrooms.

    Answer by missingruth at 4:17 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • No

    Answer by errantmommy at 4:18 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • No, not here. I find it entirely unnecessary, among other reasons.

    Answer by justnancyb at 4:19 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • No, absolutely not.

    Answer by ihatetocook at 4:27 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Absolutely not. Our TV is kept in the family room and watching is limited.

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 4:12 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • No, I do not allow televisions or computers in my daughter's bedrooms. Interesting how some people in this country find that necessary.

    Answer by lovesergei at 5:01 PM on Nov. 20, 2010