Talking To Kids: The Value Of Downtime

Boredom: every parent’s nightmare when it comes to their kid’s fixation level. At your busiest, it’s easy to immediately scramble to find something that’ll keep your kids busy at the first signs of disinterest. That typically means more time for you to keep busy just the same.

As parents, the idea of having a schedule of engaging activities planned out for your kids can be reassuring. But what if we told you that downtime has the potential to be even better for your family? That’s right – no TV shows, no weekend road trips. Just some good ol’ unhurried, unstructured downtime. Dr. Shimi Kang breaks down the connection between a child’s “boredom” and creativity that’ll have you rethinking your family’s schedule for the better.

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