HOW DO I SHUT MY KIDS UP WHEN I WATCH T.V.?

Canada
September 6, 2006 2:54pm CST
THEY ARE TOO DAM NOISEY!
42 responses
@Duvessa (913)
• United States
13 Sep 06
wow... for some reason I find it very odd & disturbing that you post this question & then you have another question posted where you are trying to shove your religous christian beliefs down everyones throat BY TYPING IN CAPS ALL THE TIME & are discussing the "one true church" maybe you should try praying to God/dess about your kids, or maybe you should spend more time with them seeing what THEY would like to do or watch or play or talk about instead of complaining about it on here
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@BuffMom (2215)
• United States
19 Oct 06
I tell them to do their homework, read a book, or play in their room
@aphrodisiac (1010)
• India
20 Sep 06
hmm...get them something to munch upon while they are watching somthing
@kesav010 (1686)
• India
20 Sep 06
put programmes which they also wanna watch!!
@Aali311 (6125)
• United States
17 Sep 06
You think you have it bad now, I have a 1 and a 2 yr old, it's almost impossible to watch a television show with getting interrupted or actually hearing it, I can't even be on the computer with a hassle from them, so I jsut give in and play with them or I ask them to play quietly in their room until my program is over, sometimes it works sometime it doesn't. It all comes with having kids. Cherish it now because one day will come where you will sit in front of that television without a bother and you will wonder where's the noise. It's gone because the kids are grown and gone too.
@ssh123 (31096)
• India
17 Sep 06
What I do at home is I have put a time table for kids. When I want to watch a TV, at that time, they have to study inside the room. Later they also get some time free and at that time they can watch TV and I will be doing someother work. It works. It is a deal with kids.
@atulleo25 (484)
• India
17 Sep 06
Keep them away by asking them to do their home work as after this program you are going to ask them about that. Or give them hardest sums of mathematics till the time you want to watch yor favourite TV programme. Hope it solves your problem.
@shuz697 (1045)
• United States
17 Sep 06
hahahahaha I know that feeling... my kids are the loudest when Im on the phone... When you find the answer please let me know...
@nelson77 (107)
• Nigeria
17 Sep 06
yes there is time for your kid to watch t.v you can shut your kid up whan is not there time
@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
17 Sep 06
VERY good question! If you find the answer let me know. They could ignore me all day, but the minute I sit down to watch tv or read, they're there.
@babray06 (1787)
• India
17 Sep 06
How old are they? Try involving them in some sort of play so that they become busy and you can just drop-in at times to let them feel you are also involved. They need your attention.
• United States
17 Sep 06
Try rewarding them for short periods of quiet time. Then, make the periods of time longer.
• United States
17 Sep 06
When a kid makes noise, especially when they are being obnoxious about it, they more than likely want your attention. If you constantly shove them in their room let me just say that over time these kids will not forget that daddy or mommy didn't want me. Trust me I know, my parents did it to me. No child should ever be kicked out of a room b/c you feel they are impending on your "free" time. Sorry to say, but all your free time went out the window when those kids came into this world. What I like to do is set up quality hour where we do whatever our child wants. Usually when that hour is done he will want to go and play something else on his own, or just curl up next to you. Just don't shove them off b/c they are impending on your T.V. time.
@blessonje (1652)
• India
17 Sep 06
give it some milk
@ErnestK73 (214)
• United States
17 Sep 06
My younger kids are loud when it comes to me watching TV. I just end up asking them to read. Sometimes they do that but if they don't I just tape or tivo the show and watch it when they go to bed.
@sanell (2113)
• United States
17 Sep 06
You are so funny, that is actually a good question. You just have to tune them out. That is what my dad use to do with us. He just would tune us out and focus on his show, we finally just learned that he was not going to pay attention to us no matter how hard we tried and we just left him alone. A little reverse psychology is what he called it but to this day he still tunes us out. we have to call him by his first name to get his attention even still. WHo knows how it will be when he is watching his grand daughters and they try to get his attention. It wil be fun to hear the stories when they get older....
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
17 Sep 06
Well, first of all, congratulations on the recent birth of your child. Secondly, before you know it, your kids will both be grown and out of the house, and you'll be wishing for a bit of noise around the place. So enjoy it while it lasts.
@ehans2 (309)
• United States
16 Sep 06
tell they to play in a diff room or tell them if you can't watch your show then they can't watch there show
• United States
16 Sep 06
Put on a dvd that they love in there room more then what u r watching that should work :-) or lock ur door :-)
@Trixy99 (194)
• Canada
16 Sep 06
In my house that type of behavior is a form of disrespect no matter the kids ages. My little trick is first give them a taste of their own medicine. If that doesnt work. I simply stop talking to them all together. When they want a cookie, or help with their homework, a ride to the mall, permission to do something, and you know they will ask: and I am not talking. Oh boy does that ever get their attention. I never yell or argue or even take away privelges. I treat them the way they treat me. When they have chores but they want to goof off and go to their friends or what ever before their done their chores I simply say "If I hear no, you will hear no. Did you finish ....?" And then I stick to it. Never waver.