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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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