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HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by Chisaedhor: 9:17pm On Dec 08, 2020
Really don't know the section to post this.

My 3 year old son loves cartoon especially PJ Mask so much to the extend he could watch it from 7pm to 3a.m in the morning shocked

If you take him to the bed room he won't sleep, he cries and if not this cartoon no body watches any other program anymore.

He use to be very very intelligent before now, its seem this PJ Mask has entered his head.

Please help me, how can I stop him or distract him from this??

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by EzzyCarter: 9:19pm On Dec 08, 2020
Moderation is key in everything. And as they say ; "too much of everything is bad "(excluding money cheesy)....There's no crime in allowing ur kid to watch education cartoons since it has its benefits but you should know its purpose is defeated if there's no deliberate restriction to his TV time. Things like that are highly addictive for kids if not closely controlled.

Solution? It's obvious your kid has watched so much toons he doesn't have much interest in other stuff and you can't afford to let that continue. These are his critical, formative years and what you expose his mind to will determine how intelligent he'll grow up to be.
I'll suggest you gradually and deliberately reduce his TV time while introducing him to other fun activities that will stimulate his imagination and creativity. Get him toys, kid puzzles and blocks, let you or your wife read him bedtime stories, get him an educational tablet, anything. Just create alternative ways for him to have fun and learn at the same time. With time, he"ll definitely adjust.
I wish you all the best! smiley

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by FarahAideed: 9:20pm On Dec 08, 2020
So you are saying you can't instil discipline in a 3 year old ?

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by Chisaedhor: 9:22pm On Dec 08, 2020
FarahAideed:
So you are saying you can't instil discipline in a 3 year old ?

Oga no be like that poo

I do flog him most times but yet he does the same thing.

There is a month I refused to make subscription

He senses came back

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by FarahAideed: 9:28pm On Dec 08, 2020
Chisaedhor:


Oga no be like that poo

I do flog him most times but yet he does the same thing.

There is a month I refused to make subscription

He senses came back

Then you have your solution already .Suspend sub for another month and use that month to reposition his interest

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by Chisaedhor: 9:29pm On Dec 08, 2020
FarahAideed:


Then you have your solution already .Suspend sub for another month and use that month to reposition his interest

Thanks

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by Chisaedhor: 9:31pm On Dec 08, 2020
EzzyCarter:
Moderation is key in everything. And as they say ; too much of everything is bad (excluding a few things)....There's no crime in allowing ur kid to watch education cartoons it has its benefits but you should know its purpose is defeated if there's no deliberate restriction to his TV time. Things like that are highly addictive for kids if not closely controlled.

Solution? It's obvious your kid has watched so much toons he doesn't have much interest in other stuff. And you can't afford to let that continue. These are his critical, formative years and what you expose his mind to will determine how intelligent he'll grow up to be. I'll suggest you gradually reduce his TV time while introducing him to other fun activities that will stimulate his imagination and creativity. Get him toys, kid puzzles and blocks, let your wife read him bedtime stories, get him an educative tablet, anything. Just create alternate ways for him to have fun and learn at the same time. I wish you all the best! smiley

Wow thank you

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by incogni2o: 9:37pm On Dec 08, 2020
If you take him to the bed room he won't sleep, he cries and if not this cartoon no body watches any other program anymore.

Your child is in control of you Ma,

If you can't discipline a Child at 3,

I'm afraid, Don't let me say the rest.

Just be careful

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by fafambo: 9:41pm On Dec 08, 2020
stop paying for subscription,or subscribe for cheaper channels that has only NTA news and Co, let's see if he will sneak out to ur next door neighbors house to watch it till 3am..ordinary 3 years old baby dey give u sleepless night

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by Chisaedhor: 9:42pm On Dec 08, 2020
fafambo:
stop paying for subscription,or subscribe for cheaper channels that has only NTA news and Co, let's see if he will sneak out to ur next door neighbors house to watch it till 3am..ordinary 3 years old baby dey give u sleepless night

Lol

Children wahala

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by Whoube99(m): 9:48pm On Dec 08, 2020
Chisaedhor:
Really don't know the section to post this.

My 3 year old son loves cartoon especially PJ Mask so much to the extend he could watch it from 7pm to 3a.m in the morning shocked

If you take him to the bed room he won't sleep, he cries and if not this cartoon no body watches any other program anymore.

He use to be very very intelligent before now, its seem this PJ Mask has entered his head.

Please help me, how can I stop him or distract him from this??

Lalasticlala, Seun, Ishilove


That is the dividend of poor parenting.
You most be one of those loose & useless parent
Being a parents does not end in paying of fees, buying clothes and food. You most go the extra mile to bringing discipline to bear in your home.
Allowing a kid to do whatever he or she likes is a mark of irresponsibility on the parts of the parents.

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by baconline(m): 9:52pm On Dec 08, 2020
Let him watch Scarry cartoon, he will run from cartoon

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by twutin1: 9:54pm On Dec 08, 2020
Irresponsible child; irresponsible mother.

Are you a working mother?

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by updatechange(m): 10:07pm On Dec 08, 2020
Yeah, that's our next super hero... Barman give am 2 Mr fruit grin

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by akinreals: 11:28pm On Dec 08, 2020
If you cannot control a 3 year old child now, I shake head for you ma. Where is your husband? You don't need to stop your subscription because of your child. My children watch cartoon as well but as soon as they hear my voice, they will change it to TVC news with speed. Discipline your child abeg madam

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by hakeemhakeem(m): 2:26am On Dec 09, 2020
Same thing with my 4 years old son to the point that he gave himself the gecko,I the catboy and his mum owlet .we chop fist with their slogan (PJ marks on the way into the night and safe the day)but i need to stand with authority he had cried to bed several time and funny part we schedule channels

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by hakeemhakeem(m): 2:29am On Dec 09, 2020
twutin1:
Irresponsible child; irresponsible mother.

Are you a working mother?

What responsibility did you give them?

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by ChoCho54(f): 5:40am On Dec 09, 2020
Madam be strong.

Don't subscribe for two months, it will reposition his interest when it's finally up again. From there, you can create and enforce new rules.

I don't allow my kids to watch while preparing for school in the morning, infact nobody will put it on.

Then I don't allow them watch it during homework time

By 9pm, they must be in bed lights out.

Note that it was a war enforcing this pattern before I declined to subscribe.

Be strong dear. TV is the best nanny ever, but be strong about this.

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by kokoA(m): 6:15am On Dec 09, 2020
I miss the good old days.. If my mama catch you, mcheeww... The knock you'd receive ehn Nigeria go be you like Congo.

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by helinues: 6:18am On Dec 09, 2020
If you can't instill discipline on your 3 years old son, then wahala dey ooo

That is poor parenting

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by unatryooh: 6:33am On Dec 09, 2020
EzzyCarter:
Moderation is key in everything. And as they say ; "too much of everything is bad "(excluding money cheesy)....There's no crime in allowing ur kid to watch education cartoons since it has its benefits, but you should know its purpose is defeated if there's no deliberate restriction to his TV time. Things like that are highly addictive for kids if not closely controlled.

Solution? It's obvious your kid has watched so much toons he doesn't have much interest in other stuff. And you can't afford to let that continue. These are his critical, formative years and what you expose his mind to will determine how intelligent he'll grow up to be.
I'll suggest you gradually and deliberately reduce his TV time while introducing him to other fun activities that will stimulate his imagination and creativity. Get him toys, kid puzzles and blocks, let your wife read him bedtime stories, get him an educative tablet, anything. Just create alternative ways for him to have fun and learn at the same time. With time, he"ll definitely adjust.
I wish you all the best! smiley

Why the wife? Why not either of them?

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by ChoCho54(f): 6:46am On Dec 09, 2020
helinues:
If you can't instill discipline on your 3 years old son, then wahala dey ooo

That is poor parenting
You and all the other guys condemning this lady is because you are men who know nothing about giving care to the child. Did you see any lady there talking rubbish?

The bond between mother and child is very different from the bond between child and siblings or dad.

You guys cannot understand how hard it was for this lady in bringing about a change, to the extent of crying to NL.

However, my case is different Helinues. grin

The same patience ozokwor of NL you call me which I love anyway, is still the same toughie at home!

Any child that pushes my patience would be in soup already.

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by CalliDora1(f): 6:55am On Dec 09, 2020
And You're here saying it as in a 3 year old is stronger than you or too big you can't control or make him take instructions from you any longer?

Who allowed it in the first place?

Somebody you should give his size and ground him from watching TV for weeks, you're here sounding defeated. If you cant control him now, I wonder when hes now a teenager what you'll do.

Turn on the tv station you want to watch. If he starts to react, give him a Stern look and if he doesn't behave, get the cane and whip his ass real hard. Yes hard because he seems to have grown tougher than you. So you need to break him down. I know you'll think I want you to kill your child. No! Just a strict dicipline to reset his brain otherwise, like you said, it will affect his academic performance and once that happens at the foundational stage, you might never get it right again.

In my years of experience as a teacher, I've observed that the slow leaners are the ones who are always glued to the TV. During class sessions, they won't respond but during break period you need to see them downloading all they saw in the cartoon movie with demonstrations too and you'll be like so this child can be this active and expressive... Only in the wrong things and not in their studies. Im talking about up to basic 5 level.

Yesterday, some of my basic 5 students were like, "miss J, this question is too difficult" during exams. And I was like, move to the next question then. And these are very cheap questions I set out of pity. If they studied instead of watching cartoons, they probably will not have difficulty answering those questions.

What I'm trying to bring out here is.. children naturally dont want to do the right thing any longer and if you allow them, you'll be the one to bear the brunt in the end.

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by Riversstate: 7:15am On Dec 09, 2020
grin
Lalasticlala

I know so many men think controlling kids have to do with strong hands and force.

Its not like that ooo.

Those who don't have kids yet won't understand what it feels like.

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by NaijaOlosho(f): 7:19am On Dec 09, 2020
Seun
Lalasticlala.

This is front page worthy

It looks funny but many parents are experiencing same thing grin

The addition in that PJ Mask is second to none

My sisters son can recite every single words use in the cartoon movie hahahah

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by FerdinandAbah: 7:21am On Dec 09, 2020
Take a decisive action and see how it goes.
Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by ChiefAfonja: 7:24am On Dec 09, 2020
Hahahaha

May be you should set up time for him to watch let's say

How about engagement the child in other relevant activities.

Download some kids learning videos and the make sure you limit his TV watch time to 1 hour only.

Lalasticlala more advise needed

E no easy handle some kids
Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by visiondee(m): 7:42am On Dec 09, 2020
I understand your pains as a father also, the burden of want to be a proud father who can be boastful of his children's intelligence and good behaviour. To me, I will advice you to set the TV on timer, that at a period of time it went off by itself, speak to your wife, for the sake of the child's growth, have a gadget free days, week (I mean switching off the TV) sometimes, put off the display that it's only audio output alone to listen to, that will make him lose interest, no matter how much you love your kids, let them know the importance of discipline. Not all time you listen to the whining, he's growing, if that is not done now, it might be hard to change that later. Spend much time with him most especially in his academics. I was once in a situation like this but to God be the glory, my daughter is now adjusting fine. Even her teacher confirms that (because she was once a girl who constantly talks, play and watch cartoons with no limits, even pressing phone, she will want to be seeing what you are doing on it, to crown it all, she doesn't sleep much at all) But I can say categorically, she's really doing fine now academically and behaviour at large ever since I've put somethings in place and create a boundary on what to and what not to. Please take charge as the father and the head of the house.

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by Divoc(m): 9:00am On Dec 09, 2020
Baba na you cause am...when you be dey expose am to cartoon at a tender age you no no. One thing you don't know is the a 9 months old child knows whatever that goes on around him/her.

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by Heartdanny(f): 9:13am On Dec 09, 2020
My kids 5&3 years are like that too. But now I am trying the method of not putting on the TV when is not time for them to watch. They will not watch and I won't watch too. Because as long as the TV is on they will basically do nothing but cry till you change to cartoon. And also keeping the remote where their hands will not reach. I have sacrificed watching some of my favorite programs because of these and trust me is working.

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Re: HELP: My 3 Year Old Son Can't Do Without Cartoons, Stays Awake Till Morning by Badbunny(m): 9:17am On Dec 09, 2020
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