Getting Past, “I’m Bored”

Kids seem to get more expensive when they are bored. Kids often claim that there is nothing to do at home and that only some new thing or outside stimulation will relieve their boredom. When boredom sets in and the whining begins, there is the temptation to give in and take them to a movie or to a paid play area, or buy them some new toy. However, boredom doesn’t have to be expensive, if you’re prepared to deal with it.

One day when your kids are not bored, have them make a list of all the things that they could do if they were bored. Have them go through their rooms and list every toy or game they could play with. Make them go outside and make a list of things they have in the y

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2 Responses to Getting Past, “I’m Bored”

  1. PrincessPerky says:

    I have yet to have a bored kid at home…. occasionally while waiting for Dr.s or activities, or whatnot, but never at home.

    I think it is due to a healthy balance between them having work to do and them having nothing to do.

  2. Victor says:

    This really is a great way to get them thinking about all the things they could be spending their time on. I know I used to get bored sometimes too when I was a child, but looking back, there really was tons of stuff I could have been doing. I love adding all the other things that you would like them doing, like mowing the lawn, real motivator there, lol!

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