When your child is bored, let them work with their hands, feet, and back!
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Cure for Boredom
Do you feel as though you are always under the threat of your child being bored? In an age when there are more things for kids to do than ever before, how could anyone ever be bored? The problem isn’t that there isn’t enough to do, but that there is too much to do. This has caused an insatiable desire for amusement in our kids called anhedonia.
We should not fight this not-so-natural malady by providing our children with another unique toy or digital device to satiate their boredom. That only compounds the problem. Instead, put them to work using their hands, feet, and back. Problem-solving tasks are best. You’ll get some pushback at first, but in time things that used to delight them will do so once again.
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