Questions about raising a 5 year old - Kindergartener

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Questions about raising a 5 year old - Kindergartener
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Tue, 12-14-2010 - 9:57pm

Hello,

I'm a mother to a 5 year old boy.

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Registered: 11-08-2007

That’s a fight DH and I have all the time! It gets SO old, but you’re right…it’s an easy way to babysit. And lets face it, Dads often like to take the easy way. :) I just remind DH that he should be reading a book to them, or playing a game. Often we just find that we need to keep the TV off until the kids go to bed. Everyone is happier, we get more done around the house and I don’t have the guilt that I’m rotting the kids’ brains. LOL

Not sure what to tell you about watching TV until he falls asleep, other than I’d nip that in the bud ASAP. TV is stimulating and should never be used to lull someone to sleep. Maybe make it a rule that they can watch 1 show but once that’s over its time for homework or another engaging activity…and never right before bed.

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