Wednesday, February 3, 2010
WFMW: Taming TV
When the TV Monster appeared there wasn't a whole lot of productive work done after lunch. My initial solution (that just sort of evolved) was to try to get everything done before lunch. I wonder how that made any sense to me; rushing through school so she could veg out with TV. Hmmm?
Well, I did come to my senses. We turned off TV (shock!). I started to read to her during meals. What a change! The transitions between meals and schoolwork is smooth now. She is staying more focused on her work. Her imagination is in full bloom again. She is excited about independently working. I really think I was deadening her progress by letting her turn on TV.
I know, I know... I'm pretty slow sometimes. It may take me awhile, but at least I finally figured out what worked for us. To find out what works for others, pop over to We Are That Family (this link sends you to the first installment of her powerful "He Said/She Said" series) and check out Works For Me Wednesdays!
Posted by Melanie at 10:44 AM