My son watches too much TV

My seven-year-old son watches too much television and it is affecting his grades in school. He knows all the songs that are played and yet he struggles to remember what is taught in class what should I do?

My seven-year-old son watches too much television and it is affecting his grades in school. He knows all the songs that are played and yet he struggles to remember what is taught in class what should I do?

– Francesca (Remera)

Dear Francesca,

Television is here to stay and most households have one. However, that does not mean that we should resign ourselves to it. One thing every parent must fight against is the tendency to relegate the role of raising your child to the TV.

Parents should know what their kids watch and even watch it with them once in a while (way of bonding) to determine if it has any positive or negative influence on their child’s behaviour. If you think something is inappropriate for your kid, then it is your duty to stop them from watching it.

If you have DStv then you can find out from their offices how to enable parental guidance controls on your decoder. Whatever you do it will be crucial that you openly talk to your son about why it is important to work hard at school and not spend so much time on TV. It will not be an easy task but do not give up still.

 

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