Let children get bored again

Boredom teaches us that life is not a parade of amusements. It spurs self-sufficiency and creativity

"I'm bored."

It's a puny little phrase, yet it has the power to fill parents with a cascade of dread, annoyance and guilt.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 07, 2019, with the headline 'Let children get bored again'. Print Edition | Subscribe