Let the boredom set in!
"I say let them get bored!"
Dear Adele

I'm sorry I don't have good ideas. I work most of the holidays and only manage to take a few days leave when I can, so they pretty much stay with Granny (which is great when she hasn't gone away for the whole holiday period ... like now!) and she manages to keep them slightly occupied. I then get home at 1 and we find something to do.

But they do get bored and at first I felt guilty about this but then I read an article in the Natal Witness a couple of years back (I wish I had kept a copy!) and it said that it is so very good for children to get bored. Their lives are so structured during school term and then during the holidays we think that they need to have planned outings every day. But no, they need to get bored because it's when they get bored that they start using their creative abilities again, which they lose when things are highly structured. They start to create their own games and generally find themselves again.


Good luck for the holidays.
Thanks for all the wonderful articles.


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