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.