This week is a National Turn Off the TV Week. I think that it would be great for all parents to try and challenge themselves for one week and see if they can do it. I think we, as parents, use the television as a means to make things easier on ourselves, and I am not going to say that it doesn’t help me when I greatly need to fold laundry, do the dishes, cook dinner, etc. HOWEVER, my husband and I tried to do this starting yesterday with our daughter, and forced her to entertain herself for awhile in her room. She played dress-up, wrote a story, and even decorated her room. I was able to cook dinner, and my husband put together some furniture. We got our desired time, and our child found some great things to do! I am going to challenge all parents to just try this week. I will be posting new and fun ideas to help encourage you this week.
Just remember, we stifle the imagination of our kids when we don’t force them to face boredom! When a child becomes bored, that is when the most creative ideas bloom!!! Good luck!