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Olivia & the TV

Lately we have been having a hard time pulling Olivia away from the TV and it seems to be getting worse each and every day. Now I normally don’t allow Olivia to watch TV in the morning but recently she has been coming into the living room while I’m getting ready for the day and sits in front of the tube and there she stays. Getting her ready in the morning is so difficult that I’m getting upset every morning before I leave for work. Then here’s the big kicker if I ask her to please turn off the television she ignores me and I have to yell at her in order for her to understand me or to hear me. I hate yelling at my child but lately it seems like the only thing to get through to her when she has that TV on.

Now here is what I ask you…when your child watches television do you have a hard time pulling them away from what they are watching. Do you let them watch educational programs like Playhouse Disney or PBS, or PBS Sprout channel? How much TV do you allow your child or children to watch a day. I allow normally about 2 hours total and then after that she needs to go to bed or in her room to play or read. But lately it’s getting to where she wants to watch a movie in her room and stay up all night. Yeah so not going to happen. I need to sleep too and so does she.

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