Saturday, May 22, 2010

Couch Potatoes

Via Parenting.com I found the following SCARY information.

Kids Ages 2 to 5 watch 32 hours of television per week.  That's a lot of Dora the Explorer.

Kids Ages 6 to 11 watch 28 hours per week and they say that's because they are in school 40 hours a week.  How do school aged kids have time to watch 28 hours of television?

Am I the meanest mom in America?  My kids are lucky if they get 30 minutes to an hour of TV per day.  There are many days when we don't turn on the TV at all.  I seriously don't see how kids have time for that much TV.  Take today.  We had 4 soccer games, a nap and then the kids played at the athletic club while we worked out.  We'll eat dinner, watch some home movies together tonight and then they will go to bed.  That's a typical Saturday for us...although some weekends we actually do have a social life...well, at least I plan to someday.  Anyway, really?  32 hours of TV?  No wonder this Mom stuff is so hard.  I've been going about it all wrong.  Where's that TV when I need one?

1 comment:

  1. Don't even get me started. If my husband had it his way that dang TV would be on 24/7. If I had it mine we wouldn't have cable and it would be on maybe 7hr/wk and that wouldn't even be kid tv time, that would include our time. Usually I TRY to limit J to 30min/day which is hard when it means I'm telling the big kid(dad) it has to go off, because he has the bigger fit. And sadly you said "that's a lot of Dora" I can guarentee that it's a lot worse then Dora :(

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