According to Dr. Vanessa LaPointe with the Huffpost, parents are advised to do nothing when their child says the infamous words, “I’m bored.”
“Children need to sit in their own boredom for the world to become quiet enough that they can hear themselves.”-Dr. LaPointe
Another solution to curing boredom is helping your child brainstorm ideas for their next activity, rather than giving them direct answer to their situation.
Example- “Hmm, what can we play with next?”
Nested Blissfully provides tips on how to provide suggestions when those infamous words are spoken. Of those suggestions includes reducing stimulus such as screen time and noises, creating an “I’m Bored List,” and even creating and “I’m Bored Solution Jar.”
Read more: What To Do When Your Child Says I’m Bored.