I have a confession. Sometimes my boys are so crazy and won’t calm down unless I turn on a show and let them watch television. Is this my idea of good parenting? Well… I questioned my behavior every time I did it. But I justified it in my head.
Then I would start to feel guilty and so I tried to put limits on the T.V. time. Which always turned into an argument. This dynamic was driving me crazy. So you know what I did last week? I unplugged it and told the kids it was broken, ipad too.
Admittedly I was bracing for some STRONG opinions and reactions. But guess what? The T.V. has been off for a week. A WEEK! Can you believe it? And they are playing together without fighting. I used to turn the T.V. on so get them to stop fighting, who knew the television was CAUSING the fighting.
And it has helped me as well. Since I know the T.V. in unplugged when I come down after they are asleep I don’t plop myself in front of it. Because honestly I am too lazy to plug it in.
I always knew that T.V wasn’t the best, but I justified it all the time. Truly it is an amazing transformation.
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