Boredom is actually good for kids. It stimulates creativity. It’s probably why the cardboard box ends up being more fun than the toy. When faced with infinite possibilities, we’ll find something to amuse ourselves.
Don’t be afraid to force them to find their own fun, invent their own games, create their own trouble. It’s one of the best things you can do for them.
Still, the infinite “I’m boooorrrreeeeddddd” whining can be an irritant, which is why I like this handy 5 Step Plan to stop summer boredom with your kids.
Scribble it on the fridge, make a poster for their room, make them memorize the list and recite it back any time they whine about their lack of entertaining options.
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