Tag Archives: things to do with bored kids

Too Much Whining While Waiting? Tips to Foster Patience in Children

By Elizabeth Verdick, author of Waiting Is Not Forever Do you know Veruca Salt? She’s the spoiled, impatient young girl from Roald Dahl’s children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was made into the classic Willy Wonka movie. Veruca … Continue reading

Posted in Early Childhood, Parenting | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

The Benefits of Boredom

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW Hey there, midsummer friends. I see you! Your tan is settling in nicely, the floor mats in your car are covered in sand and seashells, and the door handles are sticky with ice cream memories. … Continue reading

Posted in Counselor's Corner | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

10 Boredom-Bashing Ideas

The joy of school letting out has given way to a summer routine. In June that was fine, but by July we are hearing “I’m bored” from kids everywhere. No wonder July is Anti-Boredom Month. Kids may even tire of … Continue reading

Posted in Early Childhood, Parenting | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment