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    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.

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    It is a good read, thanks.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    I love it, and my inherently lazy nature really clings to articles like this!

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    Hallelujah!

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

    - eat an apple, read a book
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    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)

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    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

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    Love it, thanks for sharing.


 

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