What To Do When Your Child Says, “I’m Bored!”

As we head into summer here in Canada, our children will start to have a lot more free and unstructured time. While at first our little ones might revel in the promise of freedom, eventually, they may come to us, their big people, and exclaim “I’m bored!”

What to do? In the following video, FRP-BC’s Parent Champion Dr. Vanessa Lapointe along with Maggie Dent, Australian parenting author and educator, chat about about the importance of boredom in a child’s life. Learn why Maggie and Vanessa love boredom- and in fact, encourage it! Feel free to use the catchphrase “I love bored!” next time your child seeks you out as their “Activities Coordinator”, as Vanessa puts it.

Learn more about Dr. Vanessa Lapointe on her website or visit her on Facebook and Instagram.

See more articles from Dr. Vanessa Lapointe in our Parenting Corner.

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