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Do you own a TV?

Posted by on Dec. 17, 2013 at 11:24 PM
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Do you own a TV? If so how much do you limit your children watching it. If not what influenced your choices?

by on Dec. 17, 2013 at 11:24 PM
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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Dec. 17, 2013 at 11:39 PM
I have a tv but no reception, just DVDs and Netflix. It's rare that they get any tv here, especially the younger. Biggie gets a lot of tv time with dad, so here it's super rare. When she watches it's not more than a movie or a few tv episodes. She's usually busy doing other stuff anyway so she doesn't miss it.
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bloomsr
by Bronze Member on Dec. 17, 2013 at 11:41 PM
We own 2- one in our downstairs family room and one in my husbands garage. My 6yo plays Wii for 30-45 minutes a day, my almost 4 yo dd watched 1 1/2-2 hours of tv throughout the day, my 23 month old has just started to watch tv. He watches 15-20 minutes a day. We are pretty strict as to what shows they can not watch and we try to avoid advertisements.
ParanormalSarah
by Member on Dec. 17, 2013 at 11:45 PM

We do (sadly) and didn't until this last year. We watch probably 1 hour a day and I usually have it hooked up to play Pandora for the little one as he's not really interested in TV or cartoons (except for Sound of Music - he loves Julie Andrews!)



SadieJames
by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:02 AM

We do and we don't limit per say but we do avoid certain shows. Dh and I both like the walking dead but obviously that's an after bedtime show :) we play Big Bang theory or modern family with dd in the room though.  She's 11 1/2 mo and only pays attention during the theme song lol.  Mostly we are on the floor with her playing and "watching" tv.  We also play music through it a lot so it scrolls pictures while playing.

SadieJames
by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:02 AM

I should add - we purposefully avoid tv she would "like". 

GoodyBrook
by Silver Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:20 AM

DS1 gets to watch his shows in the morning, and DH gets to watch his shows in the evening...  

lenashark
by Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Yes, we have a tv in the den. We don't have a limit because we have never need one, the kids only watch it for about half an hour every three days.

SlapItHigh
by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:25 AM
I do own a tv. I don't limit. They have self regulated pretty well on their own and don't watch much tv.
BBAsoulfull
by Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 8:26 AM

No we don't own one. Our sons only 4 months, but when we visit family I notice he is amused by the TV.   I suppose I can't hide him from the world,lol.

farmlovin
by Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 9:22 AM
We have one, but rarely watch it. I was allowing too many movies, but we're back to one movie a week - if that. The shows dh and I watch are either uninteresting for the kids or we watch them after they are in bed. We're more of a reading and music listening family.

I'm breaking that "rule" today though. I have a wicked cold so I'm watching some tv...the kids don't seem to even notice it's on, lol. They are off playing some game together.
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