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Winnipeg mom plans screen-free summer



She’s mad – and she’s not going to take it anymore.

Winnipeg mother Vanessa Macrae has moved the family’s TV into the basement and under a blanket in an effort to subdue her two-year-old son’s Netflix addiction, reports CBC (click here to read the article).

From the second we wake up, he wants it on. He wants to watch Netflix and we have to get ready, we have to go to daycare, and it’s a constant fight. So…I thought, ‘That’s it, it’s going in the basement.”

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