Maybe gently introduce other things to take away their attention from the tv – shoulder rub, head massage – that you can do while their watcing TV. Surely, they'd eventually prefer t that to the screen!
Just do it! Count 3…2…1 STOP! It's time to do something new, something for yourself … just start … you're doing great!
Great question. I interact during the tv time so I make room for us to pause the program snd talk in between it works because he feels supported with his tv time too. Just sharing the same space makes a difference and I don’t have to watch the whole time. Hope that helps!