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Am I the only mom out there that let’s the little’s watch some TV before going to bed? I wrote a ‘debate’ post last year about TV’s in kids’ bedrooms, because my kids do have a TV in their rooms. Does that make me a bad mom?
We have bedtime routines, not only with the little kids, but even with the teens. They just don’t realize it haha. The teens get home from school, Mike gets home from work, we eat dinner, everyone does their chores and homework… and then they settle in for the night – in their rooms, with their TV’s for an hour or two before they go to bed. We have pretty much the same routine with our two little kids. But their routine includes bath time before quiet time in their room with the TV.
Is this wrong?
It isn’t for us, because it works.
We used to switch from letting Gracie pick out a movie, to letting her watch Netflix, to letting her watch one of the kids channels for a while. She used to love watching Sprout, up until about a month ago. We changed our cable package. We went from cable to a satellite company and now we don’t get Gracie’s favorite channel. I’m not very happy about that because Sprout used to have the “good night show” and it was nice and quiet and calm for the last few hours of the night. Perfect for her. I’m wondering if we will be keeping this satellite company or switch back to the old one. We’re having a hard time letting her watch Netflix too, because our internet is giving us such a hard time. We have quite a few options where we live like mybluedish.com and some others. We’re not sure what we’re going to do just yet. In the mean time, we’ve been sticking to plain old DVD’s.
Do your kids watch TV before bedtime?
What do they watch? Do you put a movie on or do they watch the cable channels?