Boredom in Kids Is Panic for Parents
As parents, we are always afraid of what our kids might do the entire day? What if they get bored? In this panic state, you keep them busy with lots of toys and activities that will make them mentally and physically exhausted.
Most times, parents give more screen time to their kids to avoid boredom for the little ones? However, that is the biggest mistake parents commit, ending up in the child’s screen addiction. With more screen time, kids get tired mentally and lazy physically. This leads to becoming an irritable, non-creative, obese, and disoriented lazy kid.
Now the pertinent question is, “Is it okay if they feel bored?” The reply to the question is, “YES, and it is completely okay to feel bored sometimes.” Allow your kids to feel bored, and let them think about how and what they would want to do? Allowing the kids to think will help strengthen their imagination and creativity. Kids need their own space; allow them to perform role-plays, make stories, read picture books, dance, recite, and do whatever they wish to.
As parents, you can solve issues related to boredom in two ways:
- Enable them to play or perform any activity in which they feel completely safe. Allow the kids to do things the way they want.
If you feel they need your help in playing or any activities, don’t rush to help them. Observe how they deal with it and wait until they ask for help. Contrarily, offer help when you feel the activity or game is taking longer than the usual time, and your kid may feel disappointed or demotivated.
Praise your kid’s efforts. In the process of looking for solutions, kids become more curious and you feel more confident.
- Allow kids to do whatever they want to until there are chances they may hurt themselves or damage any property.
Keep an eye on them to ensure they don’t feel hurt or damage any property. In such circumstances, warn them of the situation and possible consequences, and ask them to stop. Make them understand the reasons for stopping them and appreciate for understanding the situation.
If they can’t find any solution to their boredom while busy with household chores, include them in your daily work, like sorting vegetables and fruits, making dough, folding clothes, hanging clothes on the hangar, rolling chapati, arranging vessels, etc. Besides helping them learn basic household tasks, these activities strengthen their fine motor movements and hand & mind coordination.
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