VLOG: Stop fighting over NETFLIX!

In this short 2 1/2 minute video, one mom shares her simple technique to get her children to stop fighting over NETFLIX!

By: Sarah (Anya & Nadia) Koontz

Shortly after our second child was born, my husband and I decided to cancel our cable.  I was a stay-at-home mom with two young kids, and I felt like the cable was a constant distraction.  If you know me at all, you know that I am easily distracted.  I used to waste far too much of my time watching HGTV and Gillmore Girl’s marathons.

We were also looking for ways to trim down our budget at the time, so it just seemed like the right thing to do.  Fast forward 5 or so years, and I can honestly say we don’t miss cable a bit.  With all of the streaming options like Roku, Netflix, and Amazon we are definitely not deprived of good television shows to watch.

But this on-demand style of television can really bring the monster out in my children!  I mean, they can fight and whine and complain like nobody’s business if they don’t get to watch what they want…when they want.


In this short 2 1/2 minute video, one mom shares her simple technique to get her children to stop fighting over NETFLIX!

Out of desperation one day, I came up with this method with the hopes of curbing the constant fighting over whose turn it was to choose a show and complaining about what show their sibling chose.  It has worked so well for my family, I just had to share it with our readers.

I do have to apologize upfront to you moms who have more than 2 children.  Since Sammi and I each have two, this technique hasn’t really been tested out on larger families.   I am sure there is a way to make this work with 3, or 4 children……so please comment below if you have any success applying a version of this technique with your larger family.

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About Sarah Koontz

Sarah Koontz is a freelance writer and regular contributor at Grounded & Surrounded. If you are interested in growing your faith, nourishing your family life, and discovering the beauty of God's design, be sure to follow her personal blog at SarahKoontz.com. When Sarah is not writing, you are likely to find her covered in dirt, sitting in the middle of her garden, adoring her beautiful flock of backyard chickens. She is eternally grateful for her husband and two little girls, and revels in their simple, uncluttered life. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

8 thoughts on “VLOG: Stop fighting over NETFLIX!

    1. They are so precious, and EMOTIONAL at this age…aren’t they? We shot this video about a year ago, and since then my kiddos have matured quite a bit. #gratefulmama #housestillfullofdrama #lovejessie

  1. Thanks so much sharing this, I love to see what works for others! Thankfully, my kiddos are older now, and don’t fight near as much as they used to when they were younger; but I’ll definitely try this when my nieces are over! So glad you stopped by to share at Talented Tuesdays!

    1. Meredith. I completely understand your frustration. It took my kids a while to get used to our “new system” for Netflix, but the attitudes have really cooled down now. They know what to do, and they even do it all by themselves when mom says they can go watch some tv.

  2. What a great idea!!! Yeah, not sure how to make it work for my 3, but I really do LOVE this idea! (And btw, we don’t do cable, either!! We’re roku fans in this household!)

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