I know what you’re thinking, you ditched your TV are you crazy? Maybe we are but there’s some really good reasons. I usually put on TV as background noise when I’m doing something, I started doing that for the girls too. I noticed my two year old was doing a lot more than just playing with her TV as background noise. She was getting sucked in. Same with my 6 year old, she thought she HAD to have TVÂ before she went too bed or she just couldn’t sleep. Then it got to be a fight at bed time.
As a family we have decided not to get cable again for many reasons. One being the programming. I don’t want the TV to dictate how my daughter is raised.Â I’d often find her watching shows that were much too old for her age, she too getting sucked in to what the TV portrayed as normal. This decision alsoÂ saves us $120.00 a month. That’s how much we paid for our Premiere channels, HBO and Showtime upgrades and additional HD programming. That’s money we can use doing things together as a family.
We signed up with Netflix which is only $7.99 a month. I can dictate when and what my girls watch. My kids can spend more time playing and reading. Like I did when I was a kid.
Would you consider ditching your cable?