My son will be 5 in November and if he is playing outside he is great, but when we(adults) decided to have "adult time" on the tv and watch a show he SHOULD show no interest in he sits to watch it, than when we tell him to go play with his toys he throws a fit and acts like his life is just oh so hard!! When he asks to do crafts or paint I am all over it and he will sit and paint a picture of a black blob. The biggest issue is getting him to do ANYTHING by himself for quiet time. He is a big brother of a 2 year old sister and 1 month old brother. Even if it is not quiet time he fights us to go play with his toys or his sister and always asks for his tv shows, movie or computer games. I am seperated and with a new partner and I know for A FACT that at his fathers house he is sat infront of the tv to be kept happy and quiet.
How do you deal when at our house?(50/50 custody week by wee, him and his sister)
Answer by gemgem at 2:03 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
Answer by kimigogo at 2:04 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
I simply say no. My son is really into our computer and did great for a while. After him constantly going to other websites, doing other things, he's been banned from our computer. We got him one of those Leapster Explorers, he can play that as long as he wants to. Television, I basically let them watch whatever they want to because 9 times out of 10 it's background noise and they are doing something else. When I notice that happening, I put on some music. I have to agree, set some ground rules about what he is going to be allowed to do and what not.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 2:16 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
Answer by kimigogo at 2:21 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
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