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  • Do you have tv rules for your tweens?

    9 posts, 8 voices, 486 views, started Sep 6, 2008

    Posted on Saturday, September 6, 2008

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      I’m curious what everyone else is doing with this.

      Are they limited to a certain amount of TV per day?
      Do you keep an eye on the shows they watch?
      Do they have a TV in the bedroom(s)?

      Let us know!



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          Renee P wrote Sep 6, 2008
        • My daughter cannot watch tv all day and night, I keep an eye on everything she watches. I have been that way since day one so she doenst mind, its the norm to her. She does have a tv in her room, but she only likes to watch her cartoon channels. She knows only certain channels in her head and that is what she turns to daily. And it has been the same ones since she was three years old.



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          Yana Berlin wrote Sep 6, 2008
        • As my kids were growing up we had so many rules that sometimes I lost track.

          As they became teens I had them involved in many activities to a point of exhaustion, sometimes I even questioned if it was the right thing to do.

          Now when they are 21, 20, 19 and 16 I can tell you the busier they are the less trouble they will get into.

          I’m still not out of the woods with my 16, she is still way to young to announce that I’ve succeeded, but the other three are well balanced, behaved kids that were your typical teens that stayed away from major trouble.

          As for TV, there is NOTHING to watch, I can’t even remember when was the last time I watch anything besides news on TV, I’m well aware that they LOVE reality TV, but if I see them watching it from time to time, I’m very upfront and personal.

          Books are so much better.

          Yana



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          Julias wrote Sep 6, 2008
        • We have pretty strict rules about what is watched and how much.  The tv is rarely on in our living room.  My husband watches the one in the bedroom a lot more than I allow my daughter to watch, or than I watch.  She is allowed to watch a few shows on the Disney Channel (ICarly, Drake and Josh) and she can watch shows on The Learning Channel (she likes How It’s Made, and Mythbusters).  She is allowed to watch movies rated up to PG-13, but even those I screen first. I guess I am pretty tough on her. :P



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          Lorilyn wrote Sep 6, 2008
        • at almost 15,she mostly watches Disney, animated, and animal shows. she’s a softy and scary or gross shows give her nightmares.



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          Renee P wrote Sep 7, 2008
        • I think it is so great how we limit the t.v time. I think it is great for the kids and will help then in the long run.
          I also limit computer time,I am really strict with that!!!!



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