Mum, I'm bored at home

Parents need not fret when their kids complain. Experts say a mix of routine and freedom is best, and boredom can be good

"I'm bored" or "There's nothing to do" are familiar grouses from children, especially during the long year-end school holidays.

How can parents effectively deal with such proclamations? Some find it hard not to react emotively.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 09, 2018, with the headline 'Mum, I'm bored at home'. Print Edition | Subscribe