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Expert: Boredom Is Good For Kids

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The next time your child whines "I'm bored," don't do a thing.

A former educator says boredom is good for children. Julie Robinson, an education and training director of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) says that boredom can prepare children for dull moments in adulthood. She adds that cramming children's schedules with extra-curricular activities could hurt their development and make them manic and anxious. In addition, children working too hard could lose their competitiveness or get burned out.

Robinson suggests using that down time for reflection and meditation. In addition, Robinson recommends tactile play and movement to develop social skills, dexterity and other good traits.

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