How do you stop children from TV watching during exams?
My answer to this. I don’t stop. My daughter is 4 years 9 Months. Not having too much schoolwork.
Exams are also very laid back. But habits need to be started early.
In our family luckily TV watching is not often.
Both me and my hubby read and a lot. So TV is not an addiction. What we try to do is make study time concentrated, productive and fun. My daughter responds well to a healthy competitive environment. So I tell her to write something beautiful and I will also be doing reading or writing during the same time. The game is to see who gets their work done well first.
This way 3 things happen :
1)Rai learns just getting work done, is not the way.
Quality is important
2)Making it a healthy competition, makes her want to perform her best. Life is competitive. Nothing ever is given on a platter. The competition is rarely fair. Grooming children to learn what is a healthy competition and what’s not prevents a lot of heartaches.
Learning well and doing well both matters.
Since we are doing two different type of work there’s no comparison between us. Rather it’s an attempt to measure her own abilities.
3)When I study with her, she knows learning occurs throughout one’s life. It’s not something you just get over.
TV watching happens as a scheduled activity and as a reward for getting work done. We all learn best by example.