Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:31 AM
Do you allow your 7YO to use the internet daily? How much time do you allow? Do you supervise where the child go to?
My DS has been asking for the internet every day (it's school holidays). He is crazy about cars and loves visiting car websites. I used to look for these sites and saved them in the favourites so he can use them every Sunday but he doesnt want it this way anymore. I have no time to supervise him and look for new sites, but I am rather concerned letting him on the internet on his own. There is parental lock on the internet but is that enough? He uses google to find his car websites (such as Holden, Toyota, Nissan, Audi...etc).
I have caught him going to Youtube.com a few times without my permission. That really got me worried. There are good car videos there but I am sure there are lots of junk too.
Also, he is now going into a phase where he would go 'Why?!' when I say 'No'. I am going a bit crazy as I dont have time to think about his requests and he wants his 'Yes' instantly, it's getting trickier now with a newborn to take care with. I feel bad having to say 'NO' but it seems he is expecting 'Yes' all the time. Where should the balance be?
What would you do?
Looking for constructive advice. Thanks.