Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Screen Time

No limits on screen time means that Princess spends all day watching TV and playing video games, right?

No, we don't have screen time limits in our house and while Princess does spend her fair share of time playing video games and watching TV and movies, she spends lots of time with other things as well. It is all up to her. Yes, there have been times that I've worried a about the amount of screen time. The more I focused on it, the more screen time there was. But it seems that as soon as I let it go, so does she.

The thing I needed to learn was that even when she does spend all day with a screen, she is still learning. Colleen over at The New Unschooler (who isn't so new anymore) recommended Don't Bother Me Mom--I'm Learning. It was a huge eye opener. I have always been very open about screen time but this book helped me see all the amazing benefits.


  1. Screen time was always a big issue for us too. But when you stand back and really appreciate what your child is learning, it becomes less of a concern.

    I think it's harder for those of us who didn't grow up with computers too...I know it's much easier for Hubby, who did, to appreciate the benefits.

    And I just gotta say that I am SOOOO jealous of Princess' dollhouse. It's beautiful.

  2. Sheri, it is amazing all that can be learned from TV and video. I've always been a big TV person, so I'm fairly open to the idea. I just have to let go of the ideas of others.

    That doll house does rock, doesn't it?!