My ultimate goal is to completely cut technology out of Oliver’s life. However, he is obsessed with Care Bears. I loathe the idea of him disappearing into a T.V. world, but I’ll admit that when he screams and cries and nothing helps him, those darn Care Bears send the tears away. Though I am usually able to play with him, as a full time online college student I sometimes face deadlines that require me to spend an hour or two with undivided attention on my studies. A few Care Bear episodes have given me the leverage to do what I need to do. I feel sick at the thought of using T.V. as a babysitter in these times of need, but have come to find that a lot of parents face the same issue. With this said, I came up with a thought: replace Care Bears with Planet Earth/Discovery Channel/Animal Planet documentaries while coming up with a plan on how to wean him off of the television. This way he is immersed into a real world setting with animals and nature, rather than a sensory overload of loud music and an unnaturally bright plethora of color.