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  1. Helen Story
    June 18, 2020 @ 6:06 pm

    I agree that boredom is no bad thing. It’s a starting point, isn’t it? I usually tell my kids to find something to do, or I’ll give them something to do. They pretty much always find something!

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    • Candice
      June 22, 2020 @ 2:32 pm

      Absolutely. They’ll find something pretty quick if the alternative is work to do.

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  2. sm
    June 18, 2020 @ 9:57 pm

    My son complains through out the day that he’s bored. I stocked his shelf with story books, got indoor games for him. I let him help himself when he gets bored. It’s one thing that gets him reading

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    • Candice
      June 22, 2020 @ 2:44 pm

      Reading is great. Time spent reading is definitely time well spent.

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  3. Linda
    June 19, 2020 @ 11:27 am

    It’s amazing what kids will end up doing when you just leave them to sort out their own boredom. I find my boys have the most amazing conversations amongst themselves and their imaginations go wild.

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    • Candice
      June 22, 2020 @ 2:47 pm

      Makes you smile, doesn’t it? I love listening to the conversations my kids come up with.

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  4. Kimberlie
    June 19, 2020 @ 8:26 pm

    I wholeheartedly agree that children should be allowed to be bored and that adults shouldn’t dive in to fix it. I see the effects of not being allowed to be bored in my classroom each year. Students do not know how to make decisions on their own. They look to me to decide everything and to help with everything, even in the upper elementary grades.

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    • Candice
      June 22, 2020 @ 3:02 pm

      That must be difficult, and I imagine quite frustrating. I hadn’t really thought much about how it would affect them in the classroom, but I can see it would make a big difference.

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  5. Phil Cobb
    June 20, 2020 @ 10:34 pm

    Boredom can build character.

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  6. TheWellnessvilla
    June 20, 2020 @ 11:02 pm

    I read somewhere that “only intelligent people get bored” I also believe that boredom is good as it makes you more creative and if not that, being present in boredom is also great to make oneself more aware and live in the moment 🙂 Great read and l love the pictures 🙂

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    • Candice
      June 22, 2020 @ 3:08 pm

      A lot of people do see boredom as a bad thing, but being more creative and more present are definitely great benefits that most people don’t think about. Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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  7. Monica
    June 21, 2020 @ 4:46 pm

    Love these tips to keep kids entertained

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    • Candice
      June 22, 2020 @ 3:09 pm

      I’m glad you found it helpful.

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  8. Tabitha
    June 21, 2020 @ 10:15 pm

    As a teacher, I am over here applauding you for gracing the world with this post. Being bored, and having less toys and stimulation forces kids to use their imagination! This is so important!

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    • Candice
      June 22, 2020 @ 3:10 pm

      Imagination is such a wonderful thing.

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  9. Crystal Green
    June 22, 2020 @ 9:47 pm

    My kids can’t stand it when I tell them boredom is a good thing! Yet, I do it often. Or I’ll respond with I’m sure you’ll find something to do. I don’t worry about entertaining them all the time for the very reasons you mentioned in your post!

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