• Jamie
  • FL, US
  • 24 days ago

Screen time?

I just got my son's progress report from school, he is 6. The report says that he needs work on following directions and organizational skills. I suggested to my husband that his screen time has a lot to do with him not following directions because all that he cares about it playing video games or watching some you tube shows. My husband doesn't agree. Do you think screen time effects following directions, or am I just being crazy? Lol
  • K
  • OK, US
  • 5 days ago

I think it does if they get too much of it. I dont think that kids should be banned from screen time, but when it gets to the point where they are having trouble in school or not following directions, it's time to limit it until they get back on track. My boyfriends aunt has 4 boys, and the only reason I think they should be limited on screen time is because they start crying or arguing when you tell them it's time to put it up for a while. Like, even the 10 year old bawls when hes told he cant get on the game or that he has to turn it off. So my answer would be yes to a point

  • L
  • 6 days ago

I think this is a super hard question. I believe screen time needs it's limitations. We are huge on hands on crafts and games BUT we are not against tablets or TV with time restrictions. I have an almost 3 year old and a 5 year old. My 3 year old is OBSESSED with this physics game on his tablet .. it is so hard when his tablet time runs out and he's been doing that. He uses so many skills to solve these very very challenging levels that it blows my mind. He is problem solving, and using his own technique to solve. Also, in regards to TV.. my children know every nursery rhyme I grew up with. And they were both fully potty trained by 2.5 years and sang "if you have to go potty stop and go right away" from Daniel Tiger. So I believe TV has alot of educational aspects as well. We spend alot of time teaching them what they need for school and other but don't deprive them either.

  • S
  • 6 days ago

What we place importance on and show enthusiasm for, our children will learn to enjoy. Get rid of screen time and video games altogether if you want your child to be able to think critically and generate ideas.

  • S
  • 7 days ago

I honestly think it could be a "boy" thing. My 6 year old has the same issue. Focusing is hard.

  • N
  • CA, US
  • 7 days ago

no it definitely does my partner and I was letting my 2 year old watch YouTube when she doesn't watch it she has tantrums even though everything she watches is educational we still have seen a difference. With us limiting her and change in her attitude and less tantrums. So your right he is 100% wrong on this one..

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