Posted by: HMom | 2010/07/26



Hello Dr,
My 19 month daughter gets beyond excited when I put her Barney DVD in - and i dont mean exited i mean screaming and jumping and shouting " Nanni"  and she even says " Nanni"  when she turns over in the night. It is also the first thing she says sometimes in the morning. She dances and jumps and claps like 15 year olds at a Madonna concert in the 80''s. I am just scared that she is getting over excited. She only watches for 30 mins in the morning (1 episode) and on weekends she watches the morning one and maybe i will put it on for about 20 mins late afternoon. Do you think this is ok?

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Your daughter seems to be a lovely high spirited little girl who loves watching Barney.Most children are keen Barney fans for quite a short time.

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Posted by: EM Mom | 2010/07/26

You gave me a huge smile and flashbacks to my boy''s Barney days! I use to joke that he is evil and brings the hooligan out in my boy! Now Ben10 took Barney''s place.

At the end of the Barney they do the " I love you"  song and I made it routine that we hold hands and kiss and hug as the song says. So when I was busy and the song came up he would scream like a lunatic for me to join him.

He''s never had a problem sharing, cause Barney says sharing is caring. And he is very quick to remind anyone who does not share. O''yes, you must brush your teeth morning and night cause Barney does!

The only advice I can give you is to use Barney to your advantage and let her watch the one where they tell you how to bath, and how to look after pets (yes, my boy named his dog Bingo because of Barney), there is one that tells them about night and day and why we sleep at night and not during the day. There are so many, get the ones with lessons you want her to learn.

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