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do you allow your kids to watch tv while you catch up on work?”

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  • yep. nighttime is when we put in a movie and i get to get my writing done for an hour or so. kids need downtime, and i don't see a problem with that downtime consisting of some tv. i'm with them homeschooling all day long and we need some time apart to just chill!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Kerrie McLoughlin on 29th April 2011

  • Cant say that I do, I actually perfer and enforce no t.v. I don't let my 7 yr watch t.v until and if home-work, bath and dinner is all done. Needless to say he never seems to finish all this before its his bedtime. I do let him watch t.v on the wkends with breaks in between to play outside,read, or so on I don't want them to become t.v addicts and not know how to socialize with others or keep there self entertained with out the electronics.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by ildamomof3 on 26th April 2011

  • My son is not that big of a TV fan. I wish I could get him to watch a little TV so I could catch up on work or catch my breath sometime

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Angie on 7th April 2011

  • I have to admit as well that I do sometimes put in a DVD if their toys are causing them to lose interest in playing. Only if I need a few consecutive uninterrupted minutes to take care of some work! We are both happy that way!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by KimberlyTurner on 6th April 2011

  • I let my kids watch TV while I wrap up work if they have not had any screen time that day and I try to limit it to an hour.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by lwilber on 6th April 2011

  • Yes, I must admit that sometimes I do let her watch TV while I catch up on work. Besides everyday housework/cleaning up that has to be done and meals that have to be made, I have homework for grad school and reports for work to complete. I spend a lot of time playing with my daughter; however, she does watch TV sometimes when I'm busy with work. She only watches a Disney DVD or quality TV (PBS Kids, Sprout or Nick Jr.) for a limited time. I don't see any harm in that, since it is educational, age-appropriate and only lasts for a relatively brief time period.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by sabrina's mom on 2nd April 2011

  • No, but sometimes I put in a quality DVD if I need an extended period of free babysitting. Mostly my kids are good at keeping themselves occupied with their toys and books.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by SKL on 2nd April 2011