Parenting:If Your Kids Say They’re Bored

Parental Advice: If Your Kids Say They’re Bored

If you’re a parent, you’ve doubtless heard it scores of times: “I’m bored.”

I just read a thoughtful piece on boredom by Pamela Paul, an editor at The New York Times. Paul say boredom can be a good thing. Here’s an excerpt:

“If kids don’t figure out early on that boredom is good for you, they’re in for a nasty surprise.

‘That’s right,’ a mother says to her daughter in Maria Semple’s novel “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.“

‘You are bored, and I’m going to let you in on a little secret about life. You think it’s boring now? Well, it only gets more boring. The sooner you learn it’s on you to make life interesting, the better off you’ll be.’”

Paul’s main point—-It’s not boredom itself that’s important. It’s what you do with it. (By Pamela Paul, Editor of the Book Review, The New York Times, February 3, 2018)

BTW, kids aren’t the only ones who need to learn the benefits of boredom.  Don’t we all?

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