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#1 of 6 Old 09-05-2012, 04:09 AM - Thread Starter
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When kids are bored, what is the best thing to do? I've seen kids who can't play sports because they have a disability. What else is there for them to do?

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When my L is bored I get something down from the sometimes cabinet...duplo blocks..a new book or a cool coloring sheet off the net..Usually takes care of it..:))

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I don't know what the "best" thing to do is, but I don't really see boredom as a problem that needs to be solved by me. We have books and art supplies and yards and musical instruments.

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Being bored isn't something for me to solve.

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Boredom has to be preempted by providing children with access to toys, outdoor time and trips to the public library. Very small children are hard to bore, since they will play with anything. Including children in household responsibilities is a good way to preempt boredom, too. 


This is the single parent forum--is the question how to afford the time and money for toys, books and outdoor time, or did you just post at random? 

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when a child is young it is easy for a parent to deal with a bored child.


but as they grow older than the parents involvement becomes critical.


esp. if you have an only child. single parenting is really really hard on an only child. 


that's why other kids in the neighborhood becomes critical for them. 


dd is 10. she gets bored doing the same thing over and over again. she gets tired of doing one thing too often. like books or tv, even the library. 


moving to a neighborhood with other kids with whom she gets along (last night the mom and i were talking and we commented how she has gained a dd and i have gained two more dd's) has been a lifesaver. they are good kids and the kids are basically living in each others houses. 


as a parent i feel my job towards my bored child is to provide her with access to a variety of activities including social. activities that will involve all the senses. 

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