I have been avoiding to put a tv in my kids room. I have 3 kids. If I do it for one I have to do it for all of them. I mean, how many do you need. We already have 2. One in the living room and one downstairs in the "playroom". They come home from a friends house and I hear so in so has a tv and a computer in their room". Well maybe so in sos Daddy makes more money and their mommy works full time. I just feel that having a tv in their rooms only separates the family more. My friend says her son is always in his room and hardly sees him. I like to "talk" to my kids, be involved. What are your thoughts?
We choose not to have electronics other than clocks or music players in any bedrooms in our home. If my teen had a tv or computer in her room we'd never see her. I think having the electronics in a centralized location promotes family togetherness and allows parents to do a better job of monitoring what their kids are watching and doing. Also, having to share the electronics in the family room helps limit tv and computer time for everyone in the family since we have to take turns choosing programming.
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My son has a tv in his room and we are still involved in his life and with each other. You just have to make rules and boundaries for it. As far as you have to do it for all, you could do what my parents did. Once we turned a certain age, then we got to have a tv in our room. I was the oldest and I got a tv in my room when I was 14.
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My kids have no TVs in their rooms or toys. They need a place to sleep, and a place for punishment. They have a huge playroom with all their toys and TV.
Drives me crazy when my kids say well so, and so has this or that.
WE aren't so, and so and I'm not their mother.
I wouldn't do it. Just my opinion though. Sounds like you have your mind made up anyway.
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