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8 Questions to Ask Kids When They are Bored

Boredom in kids isn’t something to fear!

When kids say “I’m bored” they don’t just need another list of activities, they need engagement.

This list of questions helps parents prompt kid’s interests, engagment and internal motivation.

A Thoughtful Approach to Bored Kids

Our first intinct as parents is to provide bored kids with pages of activities and tons of ideas.

But many times this doesn’t work. Why?

Because all those ideas and activities are coming from our brains, instead of theirs!

To foster internal motivation and real interests, we need to help kids gain insight into themselves.

Meet the Author

Amy Webb, Ph.D. is a scholar turned child development blogger. She is a wife and mom to two young boys. With her blog, The Thoughtful Parent, she brings academic child development and parenting research into the lives of parents so they can use it to make informed decisions.

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Help empower your kids to cope with boredom

(and foster important life skills at the same time)