Before I became I Mom, I swore my kids would not watch more than 1 hour of television a day. I *just knew* that I would be a better Mommy than that.
My 2 year old is a television junkie. She would sit and watch the tube all day long if I let her. Disney channel, PBS Kids, nickjr., she does not discriminate.
Miss H zoning in front of the television.
And what's worse is that I have come to rely on the television as a pseudo-babysitter when I am feeding or putting Baby B down for a nap. But then, it doesn't get turned off.
I try to schedule outside activities, art time, and book time. But everyday there is a good deal more TV watching than I would prefer.
More TV time.
On Monday after her temper tantrum, I told her that there would be no television for the rest of the day as her punishment. This was harder on me than it was on her! A couple of times she asked to watch a movie, I simply reminded her of her punishment and she went about playing with her toys.
I think what I am trying to say is that I need to have more self control when it comes to turning on the tv. I need to try to rely on it less and not turn it on automatically every morning.
This is my next challenge to myself. I'll let you know how it goes!