Every parent knows that with the much anticipated breaks from school also come the much dreaded words we all hear from the kids. “I’m bored. There is nothing to do around here.” As most parents have experienced, if boredom is not dealt with strategically and successfully, it can quickly turn into a problem. Sibling arguments, laziness, watching TV for hours and hours and so on are issues that arrive and that are issues no parent enjoys facing.
Here are some suggestions to consider as you navigate the break this year.
Breaks from school don’t have to be as stressful as it may seem. Plan ahead, talk it over with your child and create breaks from school that end up as pleasant memories for everyone involved.
Pastor Bob Franseen, Pastor of Eagle Heights Baptist Church & Others