First Thing That They watch is TV

@ifa225 (11098)
Indonesia
April 25, 2012 9:10am CST
And the last thing they watch is TV too. That is my kids. And that is their daily routine. TV is really get me to my nerves. Tough I turn it off over and over, they turn it on again. So I just cut the cable into two. Done…they can’t watch it anymore today. So what is your bad experience between TV and kids?
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18 responses
• India
26 Apr 12
And the thing is they watched TV! My my how unlucky your children are! I'm still 20 and i love being in front of the Television for hours or days together if you would let me to. (DEVIL) How devilish you are? (RASP) (WINK) Okay i would ask my mom and be here in minutes again-to tell you about the: "bad experience between TV and Kids!"
• India
26 Apr 12
Redirecting the line to my mom.: Connecting.. So this is what she tells: "Oh even my kids-they are not kids anymore-16 and 20,the one holding this myLot account is 20 and the other who's fighting for having an account here is 16,they both are always addicts of the television.Always they watch the television-no matter whatever the programs are,nothing to care about, they would fight for the remote every time.Eh? What i did was i cut the cable when my elder daughter was doing the most important standard of her life-the 12th one. Now i am planning to do the same,because the second girl is going to do her 12th standard this year.So knowing that i would be cutting the cable, she wants to join here in myLot..So she's begging me and her dad,while i told i would look her marks once,and then decide as to make her enjoy here or study more.. You know these kids are so fond of the television that they forget what are their works every time,including the projects,studying and everything.So has become the computer these days that when i don't allow them to look at the Television for half-an-hour,they beg at me and my hubby for a half-an-hour-computing.My elder daughter has completed her school life and is into college so no matter at it! Let her enjoy now..My younger one is too bad, she's good in studies but doesn't want to take her books at all..And that makes me frustrated..Know..And now-the elder one-shrinithi is pestering me to stop blah blah-ing here..So i sign off.. "Guess i should be a part of myLot as well.It's being a good community always :)" Redirecting.. Connecting..Shrinithi18 here.. (Rasp) So this is what my mom told!
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
26 Apr 12
No you know how worry a mother is Srinithi don't be a bad kid, you know it can make your mother sick because she is thinking of you a lot caution...addiction is one of the psychology abnormal symptoms
• India
27 Apr 12
Yes i know, i could see that from what she told here in this response.Maybe i shouldn't have asked her.But then how could you imagine me without a television?Oops,hard one..But not that much until computers are here.. Who told her to think about me a lot? Instead she could think of..(wink) Then i'm going to be abnormal (rasp)
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
25 Apr 12
You cut it in two? You are evil! I don't know how old your children are but you could make upsome story about the electricity only beingon for sommany hours. Or thatthe plice willcome and take you away if you let them watch it all day - and who will cook and clean for them if you ar locked up? Or... I don't know because I was lucky. My son believed that the television only worked after 4 p.m.
@thesids (22357)
• Bhubaneswar, India
25 Apr 12
typos from our dear MySD That is something sooooo very rare... Historical Artifact... Must be preserved
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
25 Apr 12
Yeah, I was on the phone while typing that - something I shouldn't do
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
26 Apr 12
Hello Guys.. My kids are 11,9 and 5 yo. i told them the bad effect of too much watching tv, but they don't listen so they had pushed me to the edge miss typo huh? i guess someone need a new keyboard
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
1 May 12
Television is often a problem, for mothers who have children. I also often have the same problem. My son can not be disturbed, if my son was watching, my son's favorite movies. I tried many different ways, so that my son, not too often, watching television. But, I often fail.
• India
1 May 12
Now it is very common. Children are much sticked to it.
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
1 May 12
Yes. You are right. And difficult to overcome.
@sql_cell (1429)
• Indonesia
27 Apr 12
Children are difficult to separate from the television. Especially if you're watching a favorite show. My son, it becomes difficult to be invited to learn, when my son watching television. Today, many show for children that aired, when hours of learning. I am very disturbed about this.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
28 Apr 12
That is so true Sometimes i just can't stand it that is why i do this i am desperate and have no else idea to make them stay away from tv
@sql_cell (1429)
• Indonesia
30 Jul 12
I also experienced the same thing as you. And make me, often angry with my son Luckily, my wife was always patient, advised my son. My wife always advise my son with a joke, or distract my son, something interesting with my son. And I saw, my wife is often successful. Although, it should be every day, advising my son.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
26 Apr 12
For me it is not kids doing it here it is adults. I live with my immediate family right now and the brother and mom actually watch it alot per day. They put it on when they wake up to "see what the weather will be", then during the day my mom will put it on for an hour or two at a time every so often again, my brother comes home about 4 p.m. and he will then watch it for at least 1-2 hours, turn it off for a hour or two then watch again for a few hours. It drives me nuts and they're not even kids. He will wake my mom up on purpose just so she watches it with him at night, how wierd is that. My dad should be doing that but he has no interest in TV. My family is so dysfunctional and TV has alot to do with it. It's their life. I use the computer alot but I use it to keep in contact with friends and interact with them, and also make money and play in my digital art. Everyone has their own puter here but there's only one TV so it gets to be a big pain. I can't concentrate in here sometimes with it on as my brother has to have it on loud too due to his "hard of hearing" problem, and it wakes/keeps me up (the TV) at times as they use it right in the next room.If I wanna go to be at 9 I can't as they have to have it on every single night til 10 p.m. no exceptions. Thats not even the half of it, what they eat while watching TV is just plain unhealthy for them as well. Salty popcorn, chocolate, cookies, candy, donuts, you name it. They sometimes don't even shut it off themselves and I have to when they fall asleep with it on. It's just a royal pain in the butt.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
26 Apr 12
If I wanna go to bed* at 9 (typo)
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
28 Apr 12
It is okay with the misstypo i can see how tv brings them intonon productive person it is hard to tell them when they already adult i hope someday your family would realized that there is other else which is more meaning full than watching tv
@Dominique25 (9475)
• United States
25 Apr 12
I completely understand where you are coming from. I'm proud of you for what you did! Right now it's more of my husband who does all of that. Where as my daughter is still a little young. But I know I definitely don't want her to be like that. In fact things were so bad with my husband watching the tv all the time and playing the xbox that I don't the tv to a second hand store. I was like six months pregnant at the time and fed up with literally two boxes (x and tv) consuming my husband's every free minute. Right now he's trying to buy another one but I told him I'm not putting up with any crazy ridiculous amount of time on watching it or playing his game.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
26 Apr 12
Hi Dominique, that it is, when i told my kids to not watch TV, but their father just turn it on and watching it. that is really makes me so upset. so i told my hubby too to not watching TV when i prohibited the kids to watch TV
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• United States
21 May 12
I hope that your husband has listened to you. It is important for kids to grow up doing other things besides watching tv. It is so sad that people want to watch the television all the time. It consumes a lot of people's time. I think that families should do more things that encourage quality time together getting. Like spending time outside or going on family outings.
@Anne18 (11036)
25 Apr 12
I think two of my children watch too much telly, but sometimes I think that is just life, I do made them watch a certain of amount of tv downstairs with me so at least I do get ot see them. As regarding tv in the mornnigs, telly's aren't allowed on before school at all, and only after 10am on school holidays.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
26 Apr 12
Hi Anne, you can control the TV with good Anne, my kids always turn on the TV before they go to school even tough i had warn them to turn it off they just ignore it
@Anne18 (11036)
27 Apr 12
They have never really asked to have the telly on in the mornings before school. They have commented that other people at school have the telly on before school, I just reply well if thats what they want ot do thats fine, but we don't do that in our house and different families do different things. I think if they telly was on in our house I would keep watching it and not get anything done!!! Even though they always show the time on early morning telly I would think I'll just watch this next bit and then do jobs etc and then have too much of a rush. Better to stay off
26 Apr 12
Nice Discussion Friend. Yes it is right that children watch TV all the time whenever you see them they are watching TV. Its a very serious matter about children. TV cause bad effect on them. You have done right by cutting cable into two now you can rest for sometime.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
28 Apr 12
Hi burhan thanks for the praise they forgot their obligation while watching tv Sometimes they even forget to do their homework
• Indonesia
26 Apr 12
I have survived those times when Tv was my first enemy in life . My daughters are slowly grown up now, the little one is turning 8 now. They used to love cartoon network a lot. I gave them option, if they spend more than 30 minutes in front of the TV then I'll not give them money. I always remind them of our agreement and slowly they're on their diet for Tv consuming. I wish you good luck with your kids .
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
26 Apr 12
Hi Love that is a great solution maybe i can do that too to my kids thanks for sharing the tips..i really appreciate it
@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
25 Apr 12
That problem is common in other households as well. The moment they wake up from bed or the moment they open their eyes, the first thing they will do is open the tv. TV addiction is horrible, they must have other source of diversion. Other kids spend a lot of time in computers now than in TV.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
26 Apr 12
there is a lot of things that they can learn actually from TV but it is too bad that only few program which have a quality programs. they can fast remember with TV method but unfortunately they only remember the bad things
@thechans (79)
• United States
25 Apr 12
Kids will watch tv all day if we let them. It was hard to get my daughter (8 years old) away from it when we are home. So over this past year I figured out how to change all that. I let her pick a hobby that she wanted to do. She chose competition cheer leading. We are at practice two evenings a week and tumbling one evening. So basically we get home from school, do homework, get changed for cheer, go to practice for two hours, get home, eat dinner, take bath, and it's bedtime. No more time for tv. For us is was just about getting her out of the house and away from the tv.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
26 Apr 12
Hi Thechans nice try to make them stay away from TV i try to distract them to coloring or painting. at once it works but then they back with that bad habit. it is hard to manage these three kids at the same time since they love to make argument with me
@GemmaR (8526)
25 Apr 12
I think that, because the television is so easily accessible, it can be far too easy for children to think that this is the only thing that they can do to entertain themselves when they don't have anything else to do at that particular time. You should limit the amount of time that they spend watching it, and make sure that they spend their time outside exercising by playing games instead. Watching television is okay in moderation, but there is nothing good about spending the whole time watching it as they won't be getting enough exercise to keep them at a healthy weight for their height.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
26 Apr 12
Hi Gemmar, that is a good suggestion. i support them to do some exercise. they love swimming very much. maybe this exercise can be the substitute of watching TV
@thesids (22357)
• Bhubaneswar, India
25 Apr 12
hi ifa it is a similar story here with my nephew and their tele. Mom got another set only to watch her favorite soaps but now that too is under the possession of this nephew. I love watching Tele with him - the Toons - specially our favorite Tom and Jerry is still aired and when I am with them, we both really enjoy the Tele. Good that I dont stay with them all the time
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
26 Apr 12
Hi Sid It is good if they watch only once in a while but if they watch it everyday and all day...i guess that is bad. i let them watch for only max 2 hours but you know kids they ask for more and more when i said don't, they are sneaking around when i am sleeping that turns my angry on certainly
• India
15 Oct 12
I don"t have a kids yet but based on what I observed kids become lazy because of television. They become more violence because of what they seen in TV. But this things can be avoided through disciplined. You must give only enough time to watch TV. Tell them that they can"t watch TV if their works and assignment is not finish yet.
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
8 Aug 12
That's one way. I'd just tell them to turn it off. End of discussion.
• United States
2 May 12
The tv really ticks me off! My kids have begged and begged to get a tv in their rooms. I just won't do it! They have it on constantly in the house and it's annoying. I have actually yanked the cords out of the vcr/dvd player and wrecked the cable to it basically because they would not go to bed w/o that dang thing playing nor shut it off. I had enough!! I usually try to shoo them outsde so they can enjoy nature and do some creativity of their own imagination not the ideas constantly being presented like on tv to the thoughtless zombies we've become.
• India
1 May 12
Hey ifa, I wounder why you are doing such actions at your children. Even if they are too naughty you must cop up with them because it's your child and you must correct. You must teach them how to watch TV without harming others. Instead on doing such rude things why can't tell them with love. I think this will help you a lot.
@nonersays (2759)
• United States
28 Apr 12
My son is only 2, but already likes TV too much. He will sometimes throw a temper tantrum when his favorite cartoon goes off. Lucky, right now he's young enough to not be able to turn the TV back on, but one day he will be. I know some kids turn into virtual zombies around televisions. I hope to teach my son that going outside and playing is TONS more fun than sitting in front of a box all day.