Saturday, February 2, 2008

scream time.

S has been playing computer games at the library and at Grandma's for many months now. But he just recently realized that these same games can be played on our computer, via the power of the internet. This was an exciting discovery for him, but he was upset to realize that if I let him play computer games, I wouldn't let him watch tv later. We started talking about the concept of "screen time" (initially misunderstood by him, see post title) as including both tv and computer time, and involving a choice between the two. At some point I intend to print out these vouchers for him to use. For now, we're doing okay just using a timer, trying to limit screen time to an hour a day. He's really cooperative about it. Usually.