Boredom (5-19-15)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:          Boredom can be overcome.

PRACTICE:    Today, think about a time you were bored – the last time you were in school, at a work meeting, on a bus, train, or plane, reading your child’s bedtime story for the umpteenth time, etc.

What did that feel like? Were you able to overcome it? How?

Is boredom keeping you from fully taking part in things, enjoying certain people, or being enthusiastic about things? At work? At home? In your community?

 Pick a situation where you often are bored. Think of a way you can make that situation less boring.

  • For boring activities, can you make the time shorter?
  • For boring people, can you spend some time finding common interests with those people so you have something interesting to talk about or do together?
  • For boring tasks, can you find a new way to do them or work at speeding them up?

Today’s Parenting Tip was inspired by our featured picture book, IGGY PECK, ARCHITECT.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at Your Child’s Special Talents, Part 3.



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