Question Poll????

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Question Poll????
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Mon, 07-06-2009 - 6:50pm

Was just wondering about your policies/feelings on the following items and your kids.


1. Do your kids have a television in their bedroom?


2. Do they have a DVD player in their room?


3. What about a telephone in their room...do they have one there?


4. Does your May 2000 child have a cell phone? What about your other children?


5. Is your May 2000 child allowed to be at home without an adult?


6. Add any extra information about these items above, if you wish.

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Registered: 06-23-2000
Mon, 07-06-2009 - 6:57pm

1. Do your kids have a television in their bedroom?


No, neither Lily or Shelly have one in their bedroom.


2. Do they have a DVD player in their room?


Nope


3. What about a telephone in their room...do they have one there?


No


4. Does your May 2000 child have a cell phone? What about your other children?


No on this one, too.


5. Is your May 2000 child allowed to be at home without an adult?


Not yet


6. Add any extra information about these items above, if you wish.


For numbers 1-3, I have really strong feelings about them not needing tvs, dvd players, and telephones in their rooms. We have several tvs and dvd players scattered throughtout the house and they are welcome to watch them in those rooms (although they rarely do). I think it's important that they not isolate themselves in their bedrooms watching tv. And obviously, the portable phones make it pretty easy to use wherever they want to go within the house. She doesn't spend much time on the phone, yet.


We haven't even discussed cell phones with Lily...no need to do this now. She is either with me (80% of the time), John, or another parent at all times.


As far as staying home without an adult, I have gone back and forth on this one, but just feel she is still too young to be in charge by herself.


Eager to hear other's feelings and responses on these questions.

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Mon, 07-06-2009 - 7:33pm

1. Do your kids have a television in their bedroom?


Tavin has one, but it is only hooked up to his Smart Cycle.


2. Do they have a DVD player in their room?


Nope.


3. What about a telephone in their room...do they have one there?


Teaghan has one, but she rarely uses it.

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Registered: 07-04-2006
Mon, 07-06-2009 - 8:26pm

1. Do your kids have a television in their bedroom?


No


2. Do they have a DVD player in their room?


No


3. What about a telephone in their room...do they have one there?


Nope


4. Does your May 2000 child have a cell phone? What about your other children?


No. She wants one because a few of her friends have them, but I don't see the need. Kaylee got one when she was 13 for Christmas. We felt that at that point she was spending more time without us. Glad she has it since she usually rides her bike or walks home from school.


5. Is your May 2000 child allowed to be at home without an adult?


This came about this year because Chance was traveling and Kaylee needed to be at school before Alora. Alora still needed to get ready for school and Arionna was still asleep (alot of the time), so they would stay by themselves for the 10-15 minutes it takes me to drop Kaylee off at school. That being said, my neighbor was always home, so I knew they had someone across the street if need be.


6. Add any extra information about these items above, if you wish.


Karol, I also feel strongley about the "no tvs in rooms".

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Mon, 07-06-2009 - 9:28pm

1. Do your kids have a television in their bedroom?

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Mon, 07-06-2009 - 9:28pm

1. Do your kids have a television in their bedroom?


Owen and Nat...no, Mariah yes.


2. Do they have a DVD player in their room?


Mariah, yes.


3. What about a telephone in their room...do they have one there?


Smelling a theme here?


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Registered: 07-06-2001
Mon, 07-06-2009 - 9:58pm

1. Do your kids have a television in their bedroom?nope

2. Do they have a DVD player in their room?nope

3. What about a telephone in their room...do they have one there?nope

4. Does your May 2000 child have a cell phone? What about your other children?nope

5. Is your May 2000 child allowed to be at home without an adult?he has been only once, he got home from school about 10 minutes before I could be there. I gave him a key and told him to just go in and watch TV until I got there. I could tell when I got home that he was pretty nervous about it and was very happy that I hadn't been any longer. He just asked today when he could be left alone and I told him there were just too many variables to give an answer. I think he needs at least another year.

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We have 3 TV's in the house so he can always go to the basement or our room if he wants to watch something that the rest of us don't. We have a DVD player in our bedroom as well as in the living room so same thing there. I definitely don't see a need for a cell phone for quite some time. He is always with one of us or an adult with a phone so....

Great questions Karol!

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Mon, 07-06-2009 - 10:31pm

1. Do your kids have a television in their bedroom?

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Mon, 07-06-2009 - 10:41pm
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Mon, 07-06-2009 - 11:45pm

1. Do your kids have a television in their bedroom?...Well they both do but neither one works because of the digital thing and the extra dvd players broke. lol

2. Do they have a DVD player in their room?...see above...well, Rhiannon has a portable dvd player they switch around.

3. What about a telephone in their room...do they have one there?...no house phone here

4. Does your May 2000 child have a cell phone? What about your other children?...Rhiannon has one her dad bought her, a prepaid phone with no minutes on it at the moment. And Regina has the same one as I do.

5. Is your May 2000 child allowed to be at home without an adult?...I will leave Rhiannon and Joey at home alone sometimes if I just want to run down the street to the store for 20 minutes at the most.

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