Watching TV after school

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
March 6, 2009 12:26pm CST
Do your kids watch TV as soon as they get home from school? Maybe you have kids that would rather unwind in their rooms first or go outside to play. My daughter likes to watch TV for a little bit when she gets home from school. I was the same way when I was little. I used to look forward to that time just for myself.
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@emilie2300 (1892)
• United States
6 Mar 09
Oh yeah as soon as they get home they say my shows on. They watch the nickaloden channel and the disney channel. I have to tell them homework comes first then you can watch the TV. They get mad but it has to be done.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
9 Mar 09
Mine love nickelodeon too.
• United States
9 Mar 09
Yeah I think nickeloden is good for kids. And Disney. PBS after school is nice sometime to.
@arcidy (5016)
• United States
7 Mar 09
Yeah I remember when I was in school I use to watch tv all the time when I get home from school since a lot of my favorite shows were on during the day since I loved watching cartoons. And why would I do homework after a long day I needed a break from work so I watched tv before doing homework.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
9 Mar 09
That's why I let my daughter watch a little TV and then it's homework time. It has to be done before dinner though.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
7 Mar 09
My son would like to walk in the door, toss his book bag off to the side and plop down on the couch, but it does not happen that way around here. He gets to use the bathroom and get a snack and then it is homework time. He looses his concentration the later it gets, so if he does not do his homework right away then it is a nightmare later.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I know what you mean. The couple of times I let my daughter do her homework after dinner it was a disaster. A lot of whining.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
6 Mar 09
my sons are grown w/families of their own. they did use to watch tv when they were young. i think kids a little time to themselves after being in school all day.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I agree. They needs some down time first.
@messageme (2821)
• United States
6 Mar 09
My kids will do their chorce and homework first before watching tv. If I let them watch tv when they first get home from school then they don't do anything the rest of the night. For some reason if we let them get by with watching tv right away then they think that they don't have to do homework or chorce that day. So I will have them do that and then they can watch tv or go play outside whatever they want to do.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
9 Mar 09
If it works for you stick with it.
• United States
6 Mar 09
I would have my kids do their homework first. If it's nice out, let them play. Watching TV is a waste of time, I think.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I think it depends on the show. A lot of shows now are very educational for the kids.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
9 Mar 09
My youngest likes to play outside when the weather permits when she gets home but my oldest grabs the phone and heads straight for her room. I usually give them a couple of hours before we have homework time.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
9 Mar 09
I don't have kids but my neice lives upstairs with her parents and that is the first thing she does comes down stairs to ask me if she can watch cartoons.