The Parents’ Voice By Shelley Heaphy

Dealing with “I’m bored!”

Figuring out how to beat boredom is a crucial life skill that kids have to learn. For little kids, there’s really no reason they should be bored. We have so much at our fingertips these days that engaging them can be as simple as pulling out some bowls and spoons from the cupboard or as complex as making a race track on the floor with tape for their cars.
Sometimes the problem they’re facing is not knowing exactly what interests them. Our job is to expose them to different activities, experiences and events so they can determine what interests them.
It’s easy to tell if a child is engaged in an activity or when an activity fails, so the key is to pay close attention to what captivates them and help create more of those experiences.


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