How to avoid your child to be a TV addict

Television is one of the most simple and common form of entertainment for children and even adults. Not to mention the daily news and other valuable information that we can get from watching. However, just like any other attractive things, it can also be addictive especially to younger children. Therefore, it is our duty as parents to control them. While it seems so easy to do because you can always turn it off, there are still some important points to think about to avoid it to become an everyday issue inside your house. Here are some of them.

1.0 Make a deal. There is no doubt that there are still wonderful shows around that are suited for our young children. However, having a proper schedule especially during school days is a must. To avoid your child from complaining, make the deal reasonable for both of you. Lessons first, then watch television. Limit the time and implement rules strictly. In this way, you are also teaching your child how to set priorities.

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February 17, 2008 at 11:29 PM

Good tips! I don't know if I "limit" my daughter, per say, but she has so much to do besides watch tv that she maybe watches half hour a day during lunch (right before school). As long as she is "coherent" when I talk to her, i.e. doesn't ignore me completely, then I usually have no problem with it. We have her TV preset for only like 4 channels, all of which she can watch at different times. She can't watch Disney channel after 3 pm because the shows are then aimed for the older kids (i.e. boyfriend troubles, kissing, stuff like that). She's 6, I want that to wait for a while:-)

  Guardian Angel

February 18, 2008 at 7:07 PM

I think you have the right attitude towards conrolling your child to be a potential TV addict. You are very conscious with the shows that your child watch. It is unfortunate that there are a lot of tv shows that shows no care about children.
Thanks for appreciating this post.