Tag Archives: things to do with bored kids

5 Summer Boredom Busters

by Deborah Serani, Psy.D., author of Sometimes When I’m Bored Summer is a time of ease and relaxation for many children. But for some, all the unstructured time, with no school, after-school activities, or friends to fill it, can raise … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Help Kids See the Positive Side of Boredom

by Deborah Serani, Psy.D., author of Sometimes When I’m Bored Boredom is generally defined as dissatisfaction, unhappiness, restlessness, and other negative feelings, and children often fight to escape its grip. The solution, however, is for parents and caregivers to teach … Continue reading

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12 Boredom-Busting Ways to Motivate and Challenge Students

By Shannon Anderson, author of  Coasting Casey It’s back-to-school time, and teachers everywhere are striving to motivate and challenge their students. Whether it is finding a way to stretch your gifted students or just keeping things new and exciting, here … Continue reading

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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

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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

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