Here goes… my nearly 5 yo suspected adhd/add loves his screen time so much so I have disabled YouTube of his tablet. 4 weeks later he is still heart broken.
I disabled the app because not only the content was annoying kids unwrapping eggs, grown ups dressed as superheros and paw patrol in swimming pools and that awful finger family song (those with kids that will be your ear worm for the day) it is the length of time he would spend on you tube but also not having patience to watch anything he just swipes away the videos once watched for a couple of seconds Once his timer went off to indicate end of screen time… commence eruption…
I have put some games in his tablet all different types age appropriate and he just opens the up flicks between them. Doesn’t play with them
End of tablet time… He erupts.
Put the t.v. on totally different. He will watch any children’s programme even those aimed at babies for long periods without asking for programme to be changed to the point where he will be bursting for the toilet and nearly wee himself.
He is not really interested in toys even when his screen time has ended he mostly just complains that his screen time has ended whilst shuffling some toys around and he does not want either myself or my husband engaging him in play.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to balance the battle and try and draw out some play when screen time ends or does anyone have any similar experiences.