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Do you think its normal that a 7 year old doesn't like to play with toys.. or play outside.. all they want to do is watch tv??

this isn't about my child.. just wondering I have noticed that they don't like to do anything but sit on their butt and watch tv.. it is really sad.. when I was a kid you couldn't keep me in the house..


Asked by Emmajosmommy at 12:28 AM on Jun. 17, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • It is very unhealthy to raise your children like that! I like my tv, and my son likes to watch cartoons and movies but he would much rather go to the park! It is hard living in a high rise tower, we can't just go out whenever, but we try to make it out to the park at least a couple times a week!

    Answer by ILoveCade at 12:39 AM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • It is very sad, and a big part of the childhood obesity problem.

    Answer by elasmimi at 7:38 AM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • Children get like that if their parents have always sat them in front of the TV and never had any rules around it. Its really unhealthy and it is sad :(

    Answer by Tarrar at 12:33 AM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • I agree.. I try to intervene.. but it doesn't do much good.. I am sure you are right.. that's how she was is sad.. I feel bad..
    I remember crying when it rained because I couldn't play outside.. and I had such an active imagination... I am gonna make damn sure my DD isn't like that.. she is gonna enjoy the outdoors as much as I do.. and I am gonna make damn sure she has an imagination! :)

    Comment by Emmajosmommy (original poster) at 12:35 AM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • Normal? Seems to be more and more normal these days. Healthy? NO!

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 12:48 AM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • Yes its normal and very sad that it is normal.

    I will also raise my daughter with very little TV.

    Answer by Gingerwheel at 2:12 AM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • My 9 year old watches a little more T.V. then I like but I just encourage her to go outside and play,

    Answer by fryshannon34 at 7:08 AM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • It really is sad that it is normal these days.. :(

    Comment by Emmajosmommy (original poster) at 7:09 AM on Jun. 17, 2011