TV, X-Box, etc.
Find a Conversation
|Fri, 10-24-2003 - 12:31pm|
My oldest son especially is constantly on X-Box. Every time he misbehaves, I threaten to take the X-Box away -- but I don't know what seems reasonable and then the other two kids complain that they don't deserve to lose it. I've taken away the controllers for days...but then a playdate comes over...my ds begs to use it...I cave in and then we're back to square one.
Yesterday a note came home from his fifth grade teacher saying that he's neglected to hand in four homework assignments on time. He has ADD and learning disibilities and I feel like he should have a little down time when he comes home from school, so we don't make him do his homework right away. I'll usually let him watch TV against my better judgement. All three kids do a lot after school, but before we leave for the activity (ballet, tae kwon do, soccer practice, etc.) and once we get home, they run down to the basement to put the TV or X-Box on. Even after I've given the lecture about getting the homework done first.
My younger two kids will turn off the TV/video when I ask. My oldest son gives me a hard time and eventually I have to go down and turn it off myself. I'm at my wits-end!! Any suggestions?