There are many parents who dread the phrase,” I’m Bored.” The current generation kids seem to be constantly bored and always in need of some sort of external stimulus. It is a sad reality that these kids are so into the world of gadgets that many of them have forgotten the pleasures of keeping themselves occupied. They are not ready to give their imagination a chance to humor them, remember boredom is lack of imagination; they are restless and impatient all the time. This needs to change and you must change it.
Firstly, stop putting the onus on yourself to keep your kids engaged and entertained all the time. It is their problem and they must figure out away from it. You can make the path smoother and less wobbly by trying to understand the actual reason for their boredom.
Children are bored for various reasons: sometimes it is their way of saying that they want to spend time with you; other times it is just that they are tired and need rest and in some cases some emotional trouble they are not able to voice.
Tips to overcome boredom
Involve them in household chores all the while talking to them and getting to know what their concerns are. You will be astonished to see that even a few minutes doing things together will do wonders.
Not all kids help around the house; encourage the child to imagine. Ask them to look out the window at the sky and weave stories with the cloud shapes. Though they start reluctantly they eventually can get lost in their world of knights and dragons and princesses.
And sometimes your kids are hyperactive increase their physical activity; ask them to go for a bike ride or jump on the trampoline or even play some tennis on the gaming counsel; anything that will expand their energy and tire them.