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Grounding for 5 year old user banned
22nd Oct '12

Is 5 years old too young to ground from TV for a day? Or is he still too young? Thanks!

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
22nd Oct '12

No, my 4 year old threw a temper tantrum like I have never seen, so I grounded her from the TV and computer games for 2 days. She hasn't thrown one since.

Emilia's mumum +1! 2 kids; Beaverton, Oregon 11023 posts
22nd Oct '12

I ground my 3 year old from tv for a day (usually same day and possibly half the next depending)

user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
22nd Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting boobook:</b>" Is 5 years old too young to ground from TV for a day? Or is he still too young? Thanks!"</blockquote>




I have a 4 year old and I've been grounding him from tv since he was 3

Jo&M 2 kids; Delaware 3311 posts
22nd Oct '12

Not at all. If my 4 year old give me attitude about a video game or TV it gets taken away for the day.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50789 posts
22nd Oct '12

Definitely not. TV is a privilege not a right. Losing TV and computer is a punishment we use.

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
22nd Oct '12

No way.
My 5 yr old loses tv time in 30 min increments.
On rough nights he loses tv for the entire next day. No Tv means no electronics at all.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
22nd Oct '12

Oh my gosh. Thank you!

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
22nd Oct '12

I've never grounded him from anything before. And technically he won't be 5 until mid December... But close enough IMO for this question.



So is a day too long or should I start with a half a day? I was going to have DH unplug the TV before he goes to bed for the am.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
22nd Oct '12
Quoting boobook:" Is 5 years old too young to ground from TV for a day? Or is he still too young? Thanks!"


Heck no!! I have been taking privledges from my girls since they were 3. As soon as they understand it is a go! Just don't take away anything that they can't ever earn back. For example, don't take away a birthday party they are supposed to go to. It doesn't send the proper message. You want them to learn from the error and correct it to earn back their privledge.