How can I handle my child?
March 26, 2007 1:05pm CST
My daughter loves watching TV and playing computer games, as long as she finds the chance she will make the most of it. Since i am the working mother that I cannot be all the time with her so she can get around from it easily. So do you have any good ideas to monitor my child and keep her in control. Thank you!
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27 Mar 07
Hello,it is the major problem with kids now-a-days. Every child now and then does the same as they are attracted towards them easily as they show some realities which suits their original life today,so what i think is to control them is by makig them busy in other curcular activities as after they finish their studies ask them to do some paintings o the computer itself or ask them to keep their room along with others by either bribing them or by thretening that you will cut the internet connections and all that which you find them interested in,but playing games is good to improve their knowledge but should be upto a limit and let her know this first.
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26 Mar 07
My 12 and 15 yr olds are like that too. We can't control them when they're home alone, but we can make sure to limit them when we are home. During the summer, SS15 spends a lot of time at his grandparent's house. Not so much for babysitting, but to give him stuff to do. They get him outside and he hangs out with his cousins, and stuff like that. If your daughter is too young to be home alone, you need to talk about this with her caregiver. They shouldn't let her veg out all day. And keep those electronics turned off when you're home. It's easier during the summertime when it's nice out. :)
26 Mar 07
Just make the best of the times when you are together. Instill in her the values and morals you want her to have. Teach her about life and everything else. What is it that you want your child to give value to? If it is studies, then teach her how to use the computer to aid her in her school and research work. Make her understand why you do not want her to stay and use too much time around the computer and the tv. Let her know and understand what are the things that you want to see her busy with. It is just a matter of communicating, really. And don't tire of it. Everytime you have noticed that she seems to be not following and doing what you have told her already, just do it again. Over and over is the key - say it over and over, tirelessly. You will find out in the later years that she will grow up good and well adjusted. Credit it to the over and over guidance.