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So my 4yr old is literally crying because im making him play w/his toys!

What did i do wrong, i never had anything growing up, so of course i give my kids everything i could have ever wanted, he has his tv,dvdplayer& dvds,xbox& kinect, so i told him "no more tv or games go play w/your toys" I mean i know its my fault but enough is enough, he is so ungrateful& i did this to him. Now he is crying, he has good toys, nice toys but he wants electronics& gadgets. Anyone else going through the same w/their kids?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:42 PM on Jan. 14, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • No. We always limited electronics to 1 hour on Saturdays, so we have never dealt with anything like that. My son is 4.
    other_mother

    Answer by other_mother at 5:44 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • No. We limit the time with electronics on a daily basis. I would just take it all away until he can learn to appreicate it.
    DanyielJ

    Answer by DanyielJ at 5:46 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • He is not crying because you are making him play with his toys. He is crying because he can't just sit and watch tv or play video games. Kids need to have the time they spend on electronics limited. Too many of them would just sit there for the rest of their lives.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 5:46 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • Try to enforce things like movie time, toy time, reading time, game time, etc on a daily basis instead of just letting him do as he pleases. Routine & consistency are key! GL!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:48 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • Yes i just got him a bike& took him to the park,
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 5:52 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • You just need to set limits now before it gets out of hand. Maybe 30 min of video games or tv a day or only on certain days. If you dont do something now it will only get worse.
    L0vingMy3Girls

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 6:25 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • I limit my 3.5 YO's TV time & shes not allowed to play video games yet. I think she is WAY too young to be sucked into that crap.....................
    MelaniesMama

    Answer by MelaniesMama at 6:28 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • Nope because I always have limited the amount of time my children spent on electronics.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:03 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

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