+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    775
    Thanks
    595
    Thanked
    257
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default "Our parents were not responsible for entertaining us..."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bunmi-...b_5062838.html

    A good read...
    Our parents were not responsible for entertaining us. If we dared to mutter those two words, "I'm bored," we would be handed a chore.

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to debsch For This Useful Post:

    Tazzy  (04-04-2014)

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    3,929
    Thanks
    570
    Thanked
    1,116
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    It is a good read, thanks.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    3,532
    Thanks
    1,313
    Thanked
    1,390
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I love that article. I agree with a lot of what it says.

    My DH had parents (in particular his mum) who made his childhood very 'magical' for want of a better word. It was lovely and all, but in his words he was totally unprepared for adulthood where a lot of life is repetitive and requires a lot of self discipline to be successful and happy.

    I think part of being resilient is being allowed to make your own mistakes, be bored, having to 'make do' etc.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to OurLittleBlessing For This Useful Post:

    debsch  (04-04-2014)

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,113
    Thanks
    228
    Thanked
    172
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I absolutely love that article and agree 100%
    I am going to give ds the childhood I had.. well maybe he has a lot more clothes and shoes but in regards to play and parties and entertaining himself in the garden.

    The only thing that annoys me is the judgement u get from the families who do over the top perfection parties etc thinking we aren't loving ds as much because of not doing that . I suppose thats my insecurity though

  7. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to kim85 For This Useful Post:

    debsch  (04-04-2014),αληθη  (04-04-2014)

  8. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    5,219
    Thanks
    2,842
    Thanked
    1,467
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    500 Posts in a week
    400 Posts in a week300 posts in a week200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a weekFunniest Caption
    That was a good read. While I agree with most of it I do like to do some things from pinterest and play with my kids. Not ALL of the time and I wish we still loved in a world where kids could play outside without their parents watching.

    Sent from my telecommunications device.

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to FrothyFrog For This Useful Post:

    debsch  (04-04-2014)

  10. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    1,089
    Thanks
    137
    Thanked
    429
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I love it, and my inherently lazy nature really clings to articles like this!

  11. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Mum2EandR For This Useful Post:

    debsch  (04-04-2014),αληθη  (04-04-2014),PeJu's Mum  (04-04-2014),PipersMummy  (04-04-2014),RobinSparkles  (04-04-2014)

  12. #7
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    7,878
    Thanks
    3,397
    Thanked
    5,160
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Hallelujah!

    6 words from my child hood (retaliation to "I'm bored, I'm hungry)

    - eat an apple, read a book
    Last edited by babyla; 04-04-2014 at 19:03.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to babyla For This Useful Post:

    debsch  (04-04-2014)

  14. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    8,267
    Thanks
    309
    Thanked
    356
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I LOVE this article!! sometimes I feel like I aren't doing enough to keep my kids entertained,and I think back to my childhood,and yeah Mum didn't spend every waking minute entertaining us.Yes she made us amazing craft,and threw wicked birthday parties but no,I cant recall her being there playing.I only have happy memories of my childhood.I wish we could have the same for our kids.(in the freedom sense)

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to *Chels* For This Useful Post:

    debsch  (04-04-2014)

  16. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    775
    Thanks
    595
    Thanked
    257
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post

    I think part of being resilient is being allowed to make your own mistakes, be bored, having to 'make do' etc.
    Yes, all those things, in my opinion, are important for encouraging creativity. I read a while ago about the importance of allowing yourself time to be "bored". It gives your mind time to wander and breathe and create.

    Edit - I tried to find the article via google and there's quite a lot out there about the importance of being bored...
    https://www.google.com/search?q=impo...of+being+bored
    Last edited by debsch; 04-04-2014 at 19:44. Reason: looking for link

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to debsch For This Useful Post:

    αληθη  (04-04-2014)

  18. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    844
    Thanks
    84
    Thanked
    235
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Love it, thanks for sharing.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 91
    Last Post: 01-09-2013, 20:18
  2. **spin off** were your parents "average"?
    By River Song in forum General Chat
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 23-08-2013, 14:13
  3. *spin off* those with "below average" parents..
    By RipperRita in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 23-08-2013, 12:33

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Shapland Swim Schools
Shapland's at participating schools offer free baby orientation classes once a month - no cost no catches. Your baby will be introduced to our "natural effects" orientation program develop by Shapland's over 3 generations, its gentle and enjoyable.
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
SRC Pregnancy & Recovery Shorts
Want pain relief during pregnancy, and to continue working and exercising? Fancy a speedy recovery after childbirth? Want to regain your pre-baby body shape fast? Recommended by healthcare professionals, SRC compression products will let your body do its most important work.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!