Parenting Hack: Being Bored Is Actually Good For Kids

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Parenting Hack: Being Bored Is Actually Good For Kids

Ever feel like your teenagers’ constant complaints of boredom shatter your plans for a peaceful day at home? Well, groundbreaking research has just spilled the beans – being bored isn’t all that bad. This week, Ginni and Jo explain why boredom is a gateway to unlocking creativity and discovering fulfilment.

And, if your older kid's still giving you the helmet cold shoulder when hopping on their bike, fear not! We've got some smart lines to help steer your teen towards safety.


Read the article: Let Kids Get Bored. It’s Good for Them.

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Hosts: Dr Ginni Mansberg & Jo Lamble

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Producer: Tahli Blackman

Audio Production: Thom Lion

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