howmuch time do you give your children to watch television?

parental guidance - television
Philippines
February 14, 2007 7:06pm CST
can you pls. share your insights when it comes to t.v. viewing?
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5 responses
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
Actually I think I did it wrong!!! I have a 2 year old baby girl and when she was still 1 year old I let her watch TV like barney and other cartoons and until now she is really fond of watching TV but I notice something to her. she is becoming impatient and I remember what my friend told me that children should not be left watching tv for hours because of the fast facing of images they are becoming impatient. Now I am trying to limit her TV viewing.
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• Philippines
15 Feb 07
is barney not good to watch?barney is my son's favorite,i let him watch barney because he has learned to singand dance,he became moreactive than before.
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
Barney is good thing to watch, my daughter also become more active dancing and singing. what i am referring to are the commercial breaks , i noticed her staring badly at the TV and stop what she's doing when its commercial break. Barney is good.
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
whew! i thought i was wrong in letting him watch this show. i guess all i have todo is join him in wat5ching the wholeshow!oh my god,i already memorized almost all their songs,lol!
@thebestmom (1105)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
My children are allowed only to watch on fridays and saturdays.. No TV on weekends to avoid distractions, and to avoid less of sleep..
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• Philippines
15 Feb 07
Oh! one more thing.. We also do our part of the sacrifice.. We do not watch TV on weekends. :-)
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• Philippines
15 Feb 07
weekends are our family time so most of the time we are out walking at the park or dining out.my kids gets to watch during 8-10am.:) saturday night,once a week,we have a viewing time wherein we rent a movie for them to watch.
@ssh123 (31103)
• India
15 Feb 07
We warch TV for about 3 hours in a day. My son after he completes his home work, will be permitted to watch cartoon network for 30 minutes and a serial in local language for 30 minutes. On sundays, he may spend little more time watching tv.Since he is high achiever at school, we do not make objection to it.
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• Philippines
15 Feb 07
asf or my opinion,i don't letmy kids watch cartoon network,i find powerpuff girls violent and also the cartoons with the grandpa calling the dog stupid. i am afraid they might also start calling names the onlycartoon they watch is playhouse disney,ajnd now i limit their viewing time.thanks for replying.
@merkava (1226)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
My niece and nephews often stay in my place and my house rule is that finish your studies and homework first and after that you can watch or play till you drop.
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
i haved toddlers and my problem is they watch too much tv so what i do is i set playtime so that they would be busy doing physical activities rather than watching tv.we just borrow good movies such as disney movies so that they would also learn something from what they are watching, and we getto screen what they will watch.cartoons nowadays are too much violent than before,that scares me.i don't want to see my kids fighting.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
15 Feb 07
As long as chores and schoolwork is all done they have a say in what is on television. As they do less they lose their voice for viewing. Television is part of our family and not the ruler. Life goes on and we do not just sit in from of the television very often. More often than not we play a movie since we don't find alot to enjoy on the television.