Reply to Screen Time - what is your rule of thumb?

if you don't switch on tv consistently, you won't have the screams. kids learn very quickly when the screaming will work and when it will not. have a playground/house/rescue kind of toys available for such moments (the ones you keep in toys 'library' not in the kids room. he will sure enjoy it if there are no tv-options. my daughter had max 30 mins of pretend-play videos and several weeks ago she started to get nervous when the time was over. she has no screen-time now. i am loving-firm. she is quiet and happy.