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    My oldest has ADHD so from about 20 months old the only way I could get her to sit still long enough to let her body have a chance to fall asleep was to stick a Dora dvd on (no abc2 back then). Dora was my hero! Lol
    Some days it took 1 episode, some days it took 5.
    Then I started putting on the wiggles or high 5 while I was cooking etc.
    She seriously just did not stop and toys and other activities just didn't hold her attention, yet tv would.
    Now she is almost 9 and really doesn't watch a lot of tv. She'd rather be reading a book and is an extremely intelligent little girl! On weekends if we aren't going anywhere she might watch a total of 2 hours a day, and that's usually a movie that I will watch with her at night.
    So the amount of tv she watched when younger really hasn't effected her.
    My middle child has never watched as much as she'd rather play with her toys or be doing craft.
    My youngest was never interested in tv until age 3 and at about 3 1/2 became a bit of a tv junkie, but again he has ASD and ADHD and there aren't many activities that hold his attention.
    So all my kids have been different and I don't think there is a right answer.
    As long as they have plenty of opportunity to be trying other activities and to play outdoors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mel04 View Post
    My oldest has ADHD so from about 20 months old the only way I could get her to sit still long enough to let her body have a chance to fall asleep was to stick a Dora dvd on (no abc2 back then). Dora was my hero! Lol
    Some days it took 1 episode, some days it took 5.
    Then I started putting on the wiggles or high 5 while I was cooking etc.
    She seriously just did not stop and toys and other activities just didn't hold her attention, yet tv would.
    Now she is almost 9 and really doesn't watch a lot of tv. She'd rather be reading a book and is an extremely intelligent little girl! On weekends if we aren't going anywhere she might watch a total of 2 hours a day, and that's usually a movie that I will watch with her at night.
    So the amount of tv she watched when younger really hasn't effected her.
    My middle child has never watched as much as she'd rather play with her toys or be doing craft.
    My youngest was never interested in tv until age 3 and at about 3 1/2 became a bit of a tv junkie, but again he has ASD and ADHD and there aren't many activities that hold his attention.
    So all my kids have been different and I don't think there is a right answer.
    As long as they have plenty of opportunity to be trying other activities and to play outdoors.
    That's interesting. Nothing held my DS's attention. There was a question whether he might be ASD as he showed 2 or 3 traits but since starting school it's been more or less ruled out. It was The Wiggles for us. He was an extraordinarily heavy child and there were plenty of times he was grumpy he didn't want cuddles, he didn't want to be left alone, he didn't know what he wanted but as soon as The Wiggles came on TV he was calm, happy and enthralled. He had a very bad speech delay so wasn't talking very much at all but he knew all the moves to Dr Knickerbocker. The Wiggles also got us through many rough nights of either teething, being unwell or just refusing to go to sleep. We put him in our bed, put Big Red Car on the DVD player and we could doze whilst he (hopefully) would be calm enough to go back to sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mel04 View Post
    My oldest has ADHD so from about 20 months old the only way I could get her to sit still long enough to let her body have a chance to fall asleep was to stick a Dora dvd on (no abc2 back then). Dora was my hero! Lol
    Some days it took 1 episode, some days it took 5.
    Then I started putting on the wiggles or high 5 while I was cooking etc.
    She seriously just did not stop and toys and other activities just didn't hold her attention, yet tv would.
    Now she is almost 9 and really doesn't watch a lot of tv. She'd rather be reading a book and is an extremely intelligent little girl! On weekends if we aren't going anywhere she might watch a total of 2 hours a day, and that's usually a movie that I will watch with her at night.
    So the amount of tv she watched when younger really hasn't effected her.
    My middle child has never watched as much as she'd rather play with her toys or be doing craft.
    My youngest was never interested in tv until age 3 and at about 3 1/2 became a bit of a tv junkie, but again he has ASD and ADHD and there aren't many activities that hold his attention.
    So all my kids have been different and I don't think there is a right answer.
    As long as they have plenty of opportunity to be trying other activities and to play outdoors.
    My DS 7 has ADHD & ODD. I found when I was single(until he was almost 3) & having a hard day the tv was a life saver if it meant being able to cook dinner without him under my feet He was & still is non stop all day so if something caught his attention for 5 -10 min meaning I had opportunity to get things done i took it.
    My DD (almost 3) is big on Dora Diego & wiggles so if its on she's not under my feet. Great sanity saver

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    We have ours on a fair bit (abc for kids), when that's not on we have the radio on for background noise My DD loves to dance and bop around
    I grew up without a lot of Telly, I don't think it did me that much good. When I left home I became a tv junkie trying to catch up on shows and movies people were always raving about lol.



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