Being Bored Is Good for Kids and We Should Be Encouraging It

Nov 10, 2016 at 9:20 am |
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Two little dirty words: ‘I’m bored.’

‘I’m bored.’ It’s like two of the ugliest little words anyone can say in my house, simply because it used to drive me nuts each and every time one of my children would proclaim their boredom. Because apparently they view me as a 24/7 access pass to Disney World or Chuck-E-Cheese in which I’m supposed to continually entertain them around the clock. Because that’s what parents are for, right?

Wrong.

That’s why there’s a new study that says boredom is actually beneficial for children and what they end up doing during their downtime can not only surprise parents, but themselves, too. The next time your children complain about not having anything to do, here’s what you need to know.

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There’s new research that says there’s nothing wrong with kids being… bored.

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THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO KIDS? BEING BORED.