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My Husband and I Are On the Fence About Letting Our Child Have a TV in Their Room: Thoughts?

My Husband and I Are On the Fence About Letting Our Child Have a TV in Their Room: Thoughts?

A mom writes in asking for advice about televisions. She says she and her husband are considering, at the request of their 8-year-old daughter, putting a TV in her room. Though she is considering it, she is definitely not sure. She is concerned her daughter may end up watching too much TV and that screentime can’t be monitored as well. What are other moms’ thoughts on putting TVs in kids’ rooms?

The Only Thing My Kids Want to Do Is Watch TV and Play Video Games: How Can I Change This Behavior?

The Only Thing My Kids Want to Do Is Watch TV and Play Video Games: How Can I Change This Behavior?

A mom wrote in, asking for advice on how to get her children interested in anything other than watching TV or playing games. She asked for specific suggestions on family activities that would be fun for the kids… fun enough to stop them from missing the ol’ idiot box/X Box. Writer and mom-of-two Samantha Cooper weighs in with some advice on the topic.