Dealing with Boredom (5-29-15)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:        To help your child deal with boredom.

PRACTICE:   Today, have a talk with your child about boredom. Explain what it is and what it feels like.

Share your experiences with boredom and how you have dealt with it.

Ask your child if he has ever been bored. Pick a situation where he has been bored and together think of ways to handle that boredom.


  • He could have a box of toys, books, or activities that are just for times when he feels bored. His “Boredom Box.”
  • He could make up jingles or songs about the boring situation he is in – like, “Johnny Jimbo went to town riding on his (bikey or desko). He stuck a (stick or pear) in his shirt and said it was his (lunchee or phono).
  • He could tell his teacher what he is interested in and ask if he could read about, write about, or do math about that. You could help him have that conversation with a teacher.

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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