Why I Want My Kids to Get Bored

Why I Want My Kids to Get Bored

“I’m Booooorrrreeed” is a common  thing my kids say when they don’t know what to do.  And…I think it’s great for them to be bored.   I watch time and time again as their “boredom” leads to amazing things.  Boredom leads to possibility, to creativity and to learning to live with idleness- a sense of things being ok, even though there’s nothing specific that they are doing.

These are some of the reasons why I want my kids to be bored.

  1. so they can create their own entertainment
  2. to let their mind wander and daydream
  3. to be pushed to try something new
  4. to build self reliance- the world is not here to entertain us
  5. to learn to solve problems

And I’m not the only person talking about this.  I hear it from educators and home school parents and experts.  Here are two of my favorite articles on the subject from Psychology Today and The Huffington Post.  I’d love to hear your thoughts on this so be sure to share your thoughts on Facebook. 

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