Actress Megan Fox has spoken about the challenges of having two babies 16 months apart and then goes on to talk about her attitudes to TV for them …
At 28, Megan Fox has Noah, 20 months, and Bodhi, 4 months, and her husband Brian Austin Green has another son, Kassius, 12, from an earlier marriage.
“It’s total chaos, obviously,” she said. “Before you have kids you really do not understand how much work it is and how consuming it is. And then you have one and you’re like, ‘Oh my God, my baby is my whole world. Every moment of the day is dedicated to this one baby and then all of a sudden you have two babies!”
Many parents can relate to that. But maybe not her next statement: “It’s really hard to manage because I also don’t let them watch TV. It’s not like I’m going to sit Noah in front of the television so I can take care of Bodhi.”
What? No TV? For an actress, that sounds a bit … odd.
“I do let them watch movies, I just don’t let them watch TV,” she explained, adding that she doesn’t watch it herself either.
“With movies I feel like there’s a beginning, a middle and an end. It’s linear. There’s a clear story. I think that it’s different than just putting a kid in front of the television, because it’s just nonstop.”
“They’re just being bombarded with all of this sort of live media and it’s very overwhelming and it’s too stimulating I think for anyone.”
The actress has been promoting her new film, a live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which she filmed while pregnant: “I spent the whole shoot basically … on the verge of vomiting.”
And she knows she can’t control their screen time forever. “One day they’re gonna watch television … My intention is to keep it away as long as possible or to introduce it through Apple TV so they’re not being exposed to the commercials constantly. My goal is no computers, no cell phones until at least 8th grade.”
What’s your screen time policy with your kids? Do you limit it? Do you have an age limit? We’d love to hear!
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