Want Your Kids to Have The Best Summer Ever? Let Them Be Bored. By Lisbeth Splawn

Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, many of us are feeling like summer has officially begun. School is ending and parents with kids at home are beginning to wonder how to keep their children entertained all summer. The temptation is to over schedule our kids in the summertime, keep them busy, do whatever we must to not hear those dreaded words, “I’m bored!”

Parents, I beg you, don’t fall to this temptation and don’t feel guilty when you are away at work while your child is at home or at grandma’s with “nothing to do.” Letting your kids be bored is one of the best things you can do for them. Your job as a parent is not to constantly entertain your child; it is to prepare them for adulthood. This is exactly what boredom does. Continue reading here.