Two tiny words that can cause the most even-tempered parent to lose their cool.
The truth is, with children being plugged in, turned on and tuned out, coming up with things to do that strike their fancy can often times be a struggle.
Disciple Your Kids This Summer
Part of modeling life for your child is showing them they can do things on their own. That means they can learn to play without your full attention, too. Remove all technology from their hot little hands and open the back door wide. Yes, send them outside. They won’t melt.
Trust me, leave a child alone for awhile and they’ll think up some great ways to pass the time.
Remember, you’re not your child’s social director. You’re their parent.
When any of our kids complained about being bored, my husband usually responded this way, “You’re bored because you’re boring.” Then proceeded to hand them a broom and a dustpan.
You’d be amazed how a few household chores can get a child’s creative juices flowing.