Childhood Diseases

Posted by: tootally stressed out | 2008/08/07


adiction to cartoons

Hallo I have a grandson who is totally addicted to cartoons to such a point that he doesn' t sleep at night or play outside with his friends anymore he says that he don' t like his friends.He is only 4 turning 5 in october.He watches cartoons frome when he comes from creche till late into the night .When I switch off the tv and demands that he goes to sleep he puts up such a racket and cry &  cry which then eventually turns into begging then aggression what do I do it doesn' t seem that it bothers his mom very much ( who is my daughter by the way)as long as he is out of her \hair...please advise I am desperate.....

Expert's Reply



Obviously things are totally out of control here. This cartoon watching has become an obsession with him. It is difficult to believe that a mother would allow a 4 year old to watch cartoons until late into the night every night.His cartoon watching must be rationed. An hour a day would be more than enough. He must be encouraged to develop other interests. If he performs and kicks up a fuss he should be sent to his bedroom and not allowed out until he stops crying and performing.

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