Very few things irk parents more than this dreaded sentence from their children. Parents try everything to keep their children from being bored – from purchasing toys and games to conducting home activities. Despite all this, children do tend to get bored rather easily.
Children are likely to say that they are bored when they want parents to shower them with attention. It need not always be about new activities and toys. This boredom could also be a result of unspent energy that is making the child restless and uncomfortable.
In this article, we will cover different ways to tackle this “I am bored” problem.
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Here are some questions to solve the boredom problem that children face. Asking these questions regularly will allow children to figure out how to deal with boredom on their own by identifying the source of their boredom. Before you ask any of these questions acknowledge their boredom by saying something like – “Things can get boring sometimes,” “I am bored too,” and “I can understand that” etc.
Here are a few things you can do to prepare yourself for all the times your child says “I am bored”
There will be times when your child will feel bored and no activity will seem to work. Here are a few things you could do to ensure that children know that they are not alone.
There are times children say that they are bored instinctively and there are times when they genuinely feel disengaged. Parents should make an effort to identify the reason behind the child’s response and intervene accordingly.
What do you do when your child gets bored? What are some activities and techniques that you use to engage them? Do let us know in the comments below.
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