This is becoming a weekly post that I am enjoying! I hope you are too! This week’s Debate with Danielle from Happenings of the Harper Household and Danielle from We Don’t Have It All Together, But Together We Have It All is about TVs in kids’ bedrooms. What do you think? Yay or Nay?
This very topic has been discussed among my husband and I numerous times. Our 16 year old has had a TV in his bedroom since he was about eleven. I gave in and gave him an old TV when we got a newer one. He was our only child and he was spoiled. My husband has talked about wanting to get a TV in LA’s room and every time he mentions it I tell him NO!! As in capital N, capital O!! NO WAY! LA is TWO years old and just recently even started watching 30 minutes of TV on occasion, not even daily. My husband’s reason for wanting a TV in LA’s room is so HE can watch it when he’s in there. LAs room is for playing and for imagination. All too often these days kids don’t get the chance to develop their imaginations and use them because they are too busy with technology. There are iPads, iPhones, computers, video games…too much! There won’t be a TV going in LA’s room any time soon. And baby Addy can forget it, even longer for her since she’s two years behind LA!! LOL
Maybe my strong opinion on this comes from not having a TV in my room when I was a kid. I was forced to play outside and in my bedroom and use my imagination. I think it did a world of good for me. The only time I watched TV was Saturday morning when cartoons were on and my mama was cleaning the house.
So, there you have it, my opinion is NAY!! Kids should not have TVs in their rooms and I don’t think they should until they are teens…if then. Childhood is a time for using imagination and for playing, why take this away? What do you think? What are your thoughts? Be sure to visit both Danielles at the links above to read what they have to say and link up if you have a blog! Just remember to please respect everyone’s opinions and respect differences.