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19/11/2013 at 14:11
Right or wrong for a 4yo?
I am saying no, Liam won't be getting one for a good couple of years. He has one in his Toy Room that is never switched on
19/11/2013 at 14:14
not sure if they are right or wrong tbh, i think its what suits yoru family.
for us its a no, me and H only got a tv in our bedroom when isaac was born as i used to take him up to bed with me and watch tv as he fed so often
L has always been a crap sleeper so id rather he didnt have a telly in his bedroom, they will get one in the playroom when they are (much) older but for now its a no
19/11/2013 at 14:15
I don't think there is a right or wrong answer to this - it's up to you as a parent but for us he doesn't have a TV in his room only because there isn't space for one. His bedroom is for sleeping, not playing again as there isn't space. But when we move to a bigger house he can have one no problem if he asks.
19/11/2013 at 14:16
We got rid of our TV in our bedroom, we never watched it. Like I say Playroom one is never switched on. If I watch anything in bed or upstairs I will watch it on the iPad.
19/11/2013 at 14:30
For C, no - he'd watch it when he should be sleeping.
We have one in our room but we rarely watch it these days, it's usually only put on when C comes into our room briefly in the morning to occupy him while we're getting ready.
19/11/2013 at 14:40
E has one, and S has one. So although it's a big no no for me for them to have Ipads and the like, I don't mind them having the TV.
It doesn't go on at night. It goes on when we're upstairs and either i'm trying to get jobs done and tidy up or if I want 10 mins peace so that I can have a shower. I can't leave them downstairs on their own so to allow them a TV in their room was the next best thing. Sometimes it goes on in a morning at a weekend if E wakes up at 6am, to buy me and H another hour in bed.
19/11/2013 at 16:19
No right or wrong answer, its just what suits you.
Both of mine have a telly in their room, I had one when I was a kid so its just normal to me. We used to have a telly in our room but it broke and I haven't replaced it yet.
E puts hers on on a morning as she usually wakes up before everyone else and usually watches something before bed. In J's room I keep the control out of his reach, he can only watch dvds on it at the minute but when he's bigger and can use it himself I will get it rigged up so he can use the free view. He will usually watch a dvd before bed if he's tired and wants to just chill out.
19/11/2013 at 16:22
E got one in her room when she was nearly 4yrs and J got one last Christmas so 3.5yrs.
19/11/2013 at 16:30
Not here. No aerials set up upstairs for a start!
19/11/2013 at 16:58
No right or wrong.
C had one when he was 3
19/11/2013 at 19:02
For us it's a no. We don't have one in our bedroom either.
19/11/2013 at 20:27
we have one in our room and the boys snuggle in our bed to watch stuff sometimes, but I don't think I'd want them to have their own yet.
19/11/2013 at 21:02
4 years old is too young for us but in a few years we might. We'll decide at the time, also it is my two who have the run of the TV in the living room when they are about anyway so it would be no great shakes to get a tv in their rooms for now.
19/11/2013 at 21:15
Again no right or wrong but for us its a no
We have one in our roomas it is also the computer monitor and I really don't like it being in our room once we have space the PC will go in a non bedroom room and we won'tbe getting a TV to replace it.
Once little on is older and if we have the space we may get a second TV in an non bedroom room just so when teenagers etc can watch TV with maes and we can still have grown up TV if wanted.
19/11/2013 at 21:47
There's a tv in the playroom but it's only used for playing DVDs. The kids don't have one in their bedroom.
19/11/2013 at 22:36
We only have one tv, in the living room, and can't see that changing until the children are considerably older.
We watch things on the laptop around the house if needs be, and we did have my old portable tv upstairs when F was born but since the analogue signal was switched off we've never bothered arranging the cable to go upstairs or replacing it
CBeebies on the iplayer is my saviour at some point every day, but at the moment I like restricting it to one room. That's what I had growing up, and H didn't even have a tv until he was about 10 (he knows he's odd!) so it seems normal to us
20/11/2013 at 06:54
We've said that we want to avoid him having a tv in his bedroom for as long as possible! We don't have one in our room as I prefer to have the bedroom just for sleeping or reading.
20/11/2013 at 08:18
No to TVs in bedrooms - we don't have one in ours. But she will turn on the pc which is in the small bedroom next door and watch tv programmes on it which is much the same thing. Its more or less on a ban at the moment as I find she will sit and stare and not look up at me which is not acceptable behaviour first thing in the morning! On the other hand we have benefitted from a good hours lie in when she's got up early on a weekend and turned it on by herself! As with computer games, the danger of tv is that it is a passive form of entertainment and can be a great time waster. So I think they need to be rationed for children and the more ways they can access them the harder it is to monitor how much time they are spending on them.
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