Who dares be bored?
Who's going to make the mistake of telling Mom they're bored?
Adele Hamilton, Editor Parent24
'I'm bored, Mom!' This time it's the 17-year-old, at a rare loose end.

Music to my ears, I have my list ready: 'Put away the dishes, wash my car, sort out this year's schoolbooks.'

He sighs and wanders off. Soon I hear the sound of him tidying his room. Nice, that was next on my list.

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