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    nope we dont have tv's in the bedrooms at our house (with the exception of when i was on bedrest last preg).

    DD1 has a portable dvd player that she occasionally uses in her room when DD2 is napping

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerdad View Post
    Do you find that, when you visit friends who have TVs, that the TV just intrudes? In particular, the ads? I find that after a few years without them, the ads stand out as being loud, obnoxious, condescending, and usually in very poor taste.

    Back when I had a TV at home I didn't notice that at all.
    Yep I hate ads. I found when dd was in school they told the kids to watch some show and when she said we have no tv, the parents were unable to believe it. It was a choice, she didn't get to 6 without a tv because we were poor or by some accident, it was because I chose not to have one. At one stage I had 5 children under 7 living with me, and still had no need for a tv.

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    I'm not a fan of tv.. Rarely watch it or movies. Hubby, however, is a movie/foxtel buff. My daughter will never have one in her bedroom..totally against it in my household but have friends who have tvs in their kids rooms for DVDs etc.. Everyone is different and we are all free to make our own choices :-)

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    DD who is 5 hasa TV in her room a LCD up on her wall, we put a movie on for her every night as she falls asleep after her story, we tried not to but every time she is in hospital ( spends about 6 months a year there ) she falls asleep with the TV and get so used to it and also has always been used to the loudness and what not on the ward.
    She doesnt control what is on we do, usualy its minnie mouse or charlie and lola.


    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Poppers View Post
    Personally I dont believe that a television should be in any bedroom. IMO the less electrical devices in the bedroom the better the sleep.
    bahha you would hate DDs room then lol

    her own curcuit breaker in her room due to the amount of stuff in there that requires power, Feeding pump, apnea moniter, pulse oxymetre, syringe driver and also IV pump when she needs it.

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    Charlie and Lola is one of my fave kiddy shows, it's so sweet.

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    No way!!!!!
    We only watch tv once a day (for the favourite shows!!!) and Id never want it where I couldnt monitor their viewing!!!!!!
    I think kids watch WAY!!!!! too much tv these days!

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    No bedrooms in TVs in our house - not even our room, or the 21 year old's room. We don't watch a lot of TV, and only own one set.

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    We have DS9 and DS2 sharing a room, and DD8 and DS3 sharing a room. They have had TV's and DVD players in their rooms for about 12-18months. They can't get any tv stations, the tv's are for watching movies, and for DS9 playing the Wii which he just got for Xmas.

    They are not in there all day watching them, I've found they only really use them when it's a horrible weather day and we are all stuck inside and it gives them the opportunity for a bit of space from each other without going stir crazy. We have a rule about no TV at night time before bed, so definitely no sleeping with the TV on.

    It also means that if the younger boys want to watch Bob the Builder or Thomas for the 1000th time, then I can have a break from it and set them up in a room to watch. We have a smaller tv in our bedroom, that only gets three TV channels, but I only use it when I am sick an stuck in bed and need a distraction

    I don't find that it affects family time at all, there's 6 of us in the house and it doesn't matter what DH and I are doing the kids are always right there joining in. There's so much that we do all together, that sometimes a break apart with some quiet time is very much needed.

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    I used to say, "No way is my child having a TV in their room *insert look of horror here*"

    ...but - we do now. (they are six and five x2)

    The kids have my old tv that isn't connected to an ariel, only a dvd and video player.

    On weekends they set up in there for movie night while DP and I do the same in the loungeroom.
    They sometimes watch a movie while we are doing renos and have exhausted every other option of keeping them occupied (it keeps them safely in their room)

    Lately they have been turning it on during the day - so I have unplugged it and the dvd player is in the drawer - they NEED me to plug it all back in.

    And lately I have been disliking the 'look' of it in there so DP has just bought himself a flat screen for OUR bedroom wall [works well when I want to watch say, One born everyminute and he wants to watch the soccer () ] -- so the one in the kids room is going to get packed up and we'll use that one as bribery..um..erm - as a reward in the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nowhere View Post

    bahha you would hate DDs room then lol

    her own curcuit breaker in her room due to the amount of stuff in there that requires power, Feeding pump, apnea moniter, pulse oxymetre, syringe driver and also IV pump when she needs it.
    Nowhere, no I wouldn't hate it in your situation, as it is obviously a necessity for your DD.

    Would I personally be able to have a restful night sleep in a similar room, no.
    Last edited by Johnny Poppers; 16-01-2012 at 13:24.


 

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