posted on Mar, 30 2011 @ 05:33 AM
My 7-year-old sleeps 10-11 hours a day. My 10-year-old sleeps only slightly less. I'm not criticizing, but you might want to look into his sleep
needs - I don't think 8 hours a night is enough for a six-year-old.
Back on topic - when we lived in the US we had a DVR, and the kids didn't watch anything from the TV unless it was pre-recorded and we could skip
commercials. (I have a HUGE problem with kids watching commercials.) AND I sat right with them for anything they watched. The only thing they ever
watched unmonitored were DVD movies that I had already previewed.
Now we watch almost nothing, and it is much, much better all around. Television kills creativity and stunts little growing minds. Isn't Idol pretty
contentious? I have never watched it, but just thinking of the commercials for it I saw.
I understand why you are so upset, I really do (and I have quit watching several old favorite TV shows because they just got too graphic - who needs
that crap in their heads?) - but you also have to understand that your little boy was watching TV at a time of day that has been set aside for adults
only. It is what it is.
I highly recommend getting a DVR/Tivo, and not leaving him unmonitored during adult programming hours.