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Boredom builds creativity, productivity and focus

Entertaining children has never been a controversial issue, but have you ever wondered if there are positive sides to allowing your child to become bored? It is important kids are allowed to get bored when they’re young because it can help them become more creative, productive and withstand boredom.

Firstly, letting kids become bored can help build creativity by teaching them to think about fun things to do. Sometimes the most creative ideas are created when we are bored. For example, “boredom teaches you to respond constructively, to make something happen for yourself.” This means that when people are extremely bored, they will try to think of fun things to do, which can help to stimulate creativity.

Secondly, it is important kids are not always entertained because it can help them become more productive. To some people, being productive is having a packed schedule of things to do. Being bored can help people become productive. When no one is there to entertain this can lead to them being productivity in the way of doing chores, completing homework, etc.

Finally, allowing kids to be bored can help them learn to withstand boredom. When people are bored more often they treat it as a normal thing and eventually they get used to it. Being able to withstand boredom improves the span of someone’s focus and teaches them to control their emotions — an important skill in life. For example, when you are studying for a test you might have to focus for long periods of time without getting distracted.

In conclusion, I think it is very important that kids get to stay bored, because it can spark creativity, resist boredom and make people more productive. Therefore, every moment of boredom may be a chance to grow into as a person.


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