how to stop children from watching too much tv

India
June 7, 2008 3:45am CST
As nowdays vaccations are going on for kids n they whole day sit n watch tv or when parents go to work n kis are at home watching tv how to stop kids from watching too much tv hey freinds share your veiws ideas n give some suggestions
7 responses
@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
7 Jun 08
Honestly in my opinion television is not a bad thing,as long as it is taken in moderations,but to answer your question I think the best way to stop kids from watching too much television is to let the kids know that they can only watch it for so long,and then turn it off,or unplug it,I know kids are smart,and can easily plug it back up,or turn it back on,but I am sure there has to be a way to keep them from turning the television back on.
• India
11 Jun 08
thank u for your response
• United States
11 Jun 08
Your very welcome for the response,I was more than happy to respond to you,and I hope that by responding to peoples discussions they will respond too mine,have a good day,good luck in your life,and Happy Posting.
• India
12 Jun 08
thank u for your response
• India
8 Jun 08
when do you consider that a child watches too much tv depends on the limits you have set up. first of all, by spending quality time with the children can definitely substitue tv. encourage indoor and outdoor games. if time permits,parents and other adults in the family should join them also. make it a habit to share tv time with them. catch up cartoon shows with them by sacrificing some news or movie channels.keep a track of what they are watching . and now the final suggestion.make it a point,never to keep the tv in the childrens' room. keep it in the dining room and switch it on when there is something to watch,not that there is no other work to attend to.
• India
11 Jun 08
thank u for your response
@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
7 Jun 08
Hi There, This is a problem that I have certainly had with my kids! They would watch tv endlessley and would be using their laptop while they were doing it. Eventually, the only way I could get this to be reduced was to schedule tv watching time. They were given an amount of TV time each day. They could not go over that amount. That way they were forced to pcik which programs they were to watch instead of everything and anything that came on. :) cheers,
• India
11 Jun 08
thank u for your response
@chiyosan (30206)
• Philippines
7 Jun 08
you may actually give them a curfew that they can only watch tv until such time and all tvs must of off when the time comes. it will help them be disciplined too.
• India
11 Jun 08
thank u for your response
@Klarenz (261)
• Philippines
7 Jun 08
Do some outdoor or adventerous activities that will kepp them busy. You can also try to enroll them at workshops or summer classes.
• India
11 Jun 08
thank u for yur response
• United States
7 Jun 08
I guess I am pretty lucky, my 13 year old is very active and enjoys skate boarding, and biking. He has friends who are active as well and they also enjoy soccer. He does his share of watching TV, computer and video games as well, but I don't mind as I know he is getting enough exercise to keep him well rounded. When he was younger however I did limit TV time by turning it off. during the school year one hour a night before bed and after homework was all that was allowed. I think this helped a lot now that he is a teenager.
• India
11 Jun 08
thank u for yur response
@nanayangel (7839)
• Philippines
7 Jun 08
Hi there Deepika Mona! I think the best thing to do is do some outdoor activities or organizing playgroups or playdates.
• India
11 Jun 08
thank u for your response