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June/July 2017 Issue

Bring on the Boredom

The phrase, "I'm bored," is considered taboo in modern households. Most parents cringe when they hear children and teens groan that they are bored. We feel like it is our responsibility to constantly entertain our kids and have made it our missions to fill their schedules with so many enriching activities from music classes to art to karate to every sport possible. These activities are not the problem, but in our busy culture we rush from one scheduled event to the next so that children are perplexed when faced with how to spend free time. Phones, TVs, tablets, and other devices have overwhelmingly become a substitute for outdoor exploration, reading, writing, and time for creativity. When children are allowed, and even encouraged, to be bored, they are forced to arrive at their own solutions for entertainment. This challenge is more for the parents than it is the kids because they are the ones who set the standard for how to respond to boredom and to not view it as a failure but an opportunity. 

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Latest Family Events

Tue May 30 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Little Masters
Wed May 31
That's A Wrap Summer Camp Registration
Wed May 31 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Little Masters
Thu Jun 01
That's A Wrap Summer Camp Registration
Thu Jun 01 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Little Masters
Fri Jun 02 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Little Masters
Sat Jun 03 @ 6:30AM - 10:00AM
Katfishin’ Kids
Sat Jun 10 @ 4:15PM -
CTM School of Dance Recital
Sat Jun 10 @ 7:00PM -
The Township presents Movies in the Park
Wed Jun 14
Manship Crafts from the Past