Do you allow your children to be bored ?

Do you get bored?

Saw on Sunrise this morning a story about how it is good to allow children to feel bored and figure out for themselves how to over come it. Too many children say they are bored and expect mum or dad or nan or pop to fix it, by giving them a phone or tablet to play with or to interact with them instead of finding something to do themselves. Although I personality don’t have a problem with a child using a tablet to entertain themselves or even a Playstation or Xbox as this is the 21st century.

Growing up I don’t remember ever feeling bored, I would be outside playing either with friends or on my own and I loved to read and would spend ages sitting and reading. Even now I don’t get bored, I can always find something to do.

Leo rarely says he is bored and on the odd occasion he does feel bored it doesn’t last long, he manages to find something to do so not to feel bored..

On Sunday when Kathy-Lee & Summer took me over to see my dad Summer was complaining she was bored and wanted to leave. That I got because there wasn’t anything for her to do, although she was playing with her mum’s phone.


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