Why I am pro-child telly!

Hey readers,

For the past five years of being a mother my main obsession has been Television / entertainment. I have been rattled with guilt, paranoia to near destruction of what other people think, mainly because of the pressure of social media but also because I feel my autism is a downfall. Therefore, I need to score points of being ‘ better’ because of my inabilities in other areas.


I would obsess so much that i could not think of anything else, I would not enjoy my time with my child and felt always on edge.

I felt that my child if they watched TV every single condition associated with allowing your child to watch TV they would get.

I would get annoyed at hubby being so relaxed with just turning the telly on and I am always on edge. My whole body aches from anxiety. I worry that I am a failure because I allow my child to watch TV.

But recently I have learnt to accept that you know what TV isn’t that bad. It can be enjoyable, I love good old Mr Bean.

kid tv

TV can have a positive effect it can help with my son’s speech delay, it can educate them or it can simply help my eldest wind down from when he gets in from school.

I have noticed that if I live the TV all day long thew kids get bored, they wonder off. They look for something to do and they happy play together or entertain themselves.

When I dropped the guilt and thought fuck it, as long as they are happy, fed and alive that is all that matters.

kid tv 2

It is not the end of the world, it is so hard for any more especially first time round to know what to do and how to deal with giving the right amount of input.

But hand on my heart I have found the more relaxed I am, the more relaxed everyone else is around me.

Sometimes, you have to accept what the situation is and yes sometimes the 43 inch  babysitter helps because I am struggling or just need a break.

We are all more happy when I adopt this attitude. Plus, my eldest watched very little TV and very likely autistic. my youngest watches a TV, more clear in speech and socialable and not likely autistic. What does that say?!

So, if your reading this, give yourself a break, you are properly doing fine and the more research shows us that more then ever are parents more engaged.

Cheers for reading X


3 Little Buttons
Best of Worst

18 thoughts on “Why I am pro-child telly!

  1. I definitely agree with you! So many parents are anti-television, complaining about it all the times & refusing to let their kids watch it. My little ones watch it now & then throughout the day, I don’t mind at all! Gives me a break after all!

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  2. I agree! Sometimes my eldest switches it off herself and comes and finds me and her sister or starts playing. Unless she is tired at the end of the day, she tends to have a limited time by herself. Sometimes you just need it!! Great post and thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

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  3. Mine watches a lot more than she “should” to. There is so much more important things to be worried about, i think parents have been told that they are turning their kids into zombies since TV was first invented #triumphanttales

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  4. Fab post. I know what you mean. When mine came along, even as a baby I felt so stressed about the TV being on around her. How silly was that! There is no way that watching tv will turn them into the tv square-eyes that everyone goes on about. I think it’s a great way to enforce calm moments, and especially wind-down periods after a long day. Though, having said that, we like to dance around watching music videos at the moment hehe! #DreamTeam x

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  5. When we are at home, the tv is regularly on in the background – like yours, mine soon gets bored and wants to play. I think too much is focused these days on what you should and shouldn’t do. Sorry for the late comment, better late than never! Thanks for joining #TriumphantTales.

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