Word #35 of 100 – Boredom

Word #35. Boredom.

It’s a fascinating thing if we give it a chance. But most of us don’t. In particular, we parents dread having an ultra bored child wandering around the house. So we fix that rather quickly – from scheduling their days to plugging them in.

Thankfully, science proves the psychological benefits of boredom. Here are just a few:

Boredom teaches grit.

Boredom fuels problem-solving.

Boredom enhances imagination.

Boredom builds social connections.

Boredom creates self-confidence.

If I were to give parental advice for the summertime, it would be this: Let them be bored.

Further, let the forts in the living room stay up for a while.