I was bouncing around on the internet earlier.. checking my usual spots, Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, Emails, and of course BlogFrog. When I stumbled upon a question in a community I followed, and it got me thinking. The question was “How much TV do your kids REALLY watch?” You can find the whole conversation here.
I responded, but it was still making me wonder other peoples views, so I figured I’d come ask my fellow blog readers what they thought?
Do you think that your kids watch to much TV? This study done at PBS amazed me… Although, if you think about it, people don’t realize how fast time goes by when you are sitting in front of that TV.
My kids do not have a TV in their bedroom, nor do they really watch that much TV. Maybe 2hr per day (I’m pretty sure that is even estimating high) unless it is the middle of winter and its to cold outside, or if it is rainy out. I make them explore all other options before turning to the TV. I personally don’t even watch that much TV. We don’t have cable, so our only sources of viewing are Hulu, or Netflix. At night hubby and I will watch a show before bed to relax… unless we have a really good book to read. (which is more often the option) My screen time is mostly spent on the computer. (yup, my downfall) I’m either on here to update my blog, or to check my Facebook.
When I was a kid, I wasn’t allowed to watch much TV. I got to watch a few shows with my parents, but other than that I didn’t watch it. I was not allowed to watch Saturday morning cartoons. Sometimes I would sneak them, but I had to be very careful not to get caught. My hubby on the other hand was allowed to watch TV basically whenever he felt like it. So, we have always struggled on the topic of “How much is to much?”
I believe that kids get to used to It entertaining them, and then they can’t do it themselves. They can’t go out and find something to do. We have a huge yard, and live in the country. I’m glad my kids have such a great imagination.
Plus I don’t want TV to hinder in getting our daily chores, or school work done.
I’m not here to say that anyone's views are wrong… just simply interested in how you feel about this? Leave me a comment telling me your views…