Liriodendron Wrote:
Oct 04, 2012 4:42 PM
I absolutely agree with most of what the author says. However, parents new to this should expect huge fights, and don't expect the "withdrawal" symptoms to go away either easily or forever. Our children have had a limit of one hour of screen time per day since they started watching toddler videos (with certain limited exceptions, like the first time we watch a new movie together or the older ones' special Friday night treat). They still went into screaming tantrums when made to stop playing simple computer games after one hour. What worked to stop the fights (mostly) was (1) never give in , (2) shut it down myself, right in the middle of whatever they are doing, if they argue (I used to argue back, which would drag on for too long), and