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June 30th, 2006, 11:48 AM
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I'm a new stay at homeschooling mom. I pulled my child from public schools because of what he was imitating when he came home. He was acting out things his classmates were doing (they got it from tv).

Now that I'm homeschooling, I heavily filter the internet (which I use for projects and educational purposes), but I'm still having trouble with the tv. We all know children learn by imiatating. This concerns me gravely.

Does anybody else feel like there's a problem with television!
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July 1st, 2006, 11:52 PM
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Hi and welcome to the homeschooling board.

My dd is rather adicted to tv I must admit. But I don't let her watch anything that I don't think is age appropriate and at least think has some merit. I own a lot of videos and dvd's so that is what goes on much of the time.
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July 2nd, 2006, 04:28 PM
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Just do what your doing and watch what your child is watching and approve certain times for viewing of certain shows. My kids would rather play outside. So you could make sure there are things to do other than watch tv.

And yes I do feel like there is a problem with tv. My DH and I talk about this all the time.
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July 5th, 2006, 08:52 AM
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why not just limit the t.v. time each day? our t.v. is only on during the evening for 1-2 hours at the most. we turn it on around 6pm, sometime after we finish supper. it is never on during the day except for our children to do their math (mathusee) and if there is something in the news I need to see but for the most part it's never on. then ofcourse on weekends I let them watch cartoons and other movies.

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My kids would rather play outside. So you could make sure there are things to do other than watch tv.[/b]
I agree. Plus, if you think about it, if your child were in a school all day Mon-Fri they wouldn't be watching t.v. there. If a teacher can keep a class of 15+ students busy all day without a t.v. to babysit them, then I figure I can do that much with just my own children. :)

My kids love to read, play with legos or other toys, play outside in the pool, on the swingest, in the woods, in the dirt, you name it! they also like to help cook, play their musical instruments, go to day camps, paint, color, build stuff, etc. I can go on and on about how much there is to do inside. my children are more naturally to go pick up a book when bored than to ever want to watch t.v. at any time of the day. i'm glad for that.
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July 6th, 2006, 09:52 AM
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I agree with all of you. I have, however, heard about Tivo's new kidzone. Has anybody heard about this? Its like a sophisticated parental control system. At least this is what I've heard. I plan on doing some more research on this matter.

I think its awesome that the media is finally taking a step to help us when it comes to this matter.

Anybody agree?
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July 6th, 2006, 04:05 PM
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Never heard of it sorry. But then I'm from Australia.

Welcome to the board anyway!
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July 14th, 2006, 12:25 PM
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I have Tivo and Kidzone too. Its absolutly amazing! I'm happier with this device then the other one i've used, which was the v-chip.

Yeah in response, it is more "sophisticated." I can pick and choose programming and use guides to help me find suitable ones.

Its just great. If you're concerned about what your children see and want to have a way to accomplish it. I'd look into this. Just a thought
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July 19th, 2006, 12:45 PM
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I went and got myself a tivo. So far, it is just great! I love the guides that it offers.

Thanks for all the suggestions and thoughts. I really appreciate it.
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