If you have kids, chances are that you’ve heard them tell you that they’re bored, or that they don’t have anything to do.
And if you think about it, it’s pretty strange that kids today get bored a lot, since there are a lot of activities that children can engage in these days. And a lot of parents look to those activities to keep their kids active and to prevent boredom from setting in.
However, you’ll be surprised that letting your kids get bored might actually do them some good!
What good can boredom do?
So, you must be wondering, “Why do my kids always tell me that they’re bored?” Well, these days, kids have so many options when it comes to the things and activities that they can do, and whenever they find themselves having some free time, they’re suddenly at a loss.
And most parents tend to look at boredom in a negative light, thinking that being bored means that their child is being unproductive, so they try and think up new activities for their children.
But the reality is that boredom helps your child think outside the box. It boosts your child’s creativity and makes them think up of new and different ways to play.
Boredom helps your kids become more creative. Instead of spending money to buy them new toys once they get tired of their old ones, why not try and encourage them to think of different ways to bring back some excitement to their toys? Maybe you can tell them to create different stories about their toys in order to let their imagination go wild. You’ll be pretty surprised at how creative your child becomes!
Boredom motivates your child
What’s another good that being bored can do? It helps motivate your child to think creatively and use their imaginations instead of relying on you or technology to do it for them.
Every time your child tells you that they’re bored, instead of thinking of activities for them or letting them use their gadgets to go on the internet, why not ask them, “What do you want to do then?” That way, they’ll realize that they don’t need to always depend on you or the technology available to them.
Hundreds of years ago, there wasn’t a lot of activities that kids could do. So they turned towards their creativity and imagination to help them get entertained. Boredom is a way for you to teach your child to do things for himself and to be creative and independent.
They’ll also get to know themselves more since they’ll be thinking about what they want to do and what things interest them.
All in all, boredom is a great thing for your child, so let your kid get bored! They’ll be better for it in the long run.
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