My 10 year old is always bored

Vicki - posted on 01/27/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )




My 10 year old daughter has everthing a kid could want to stay busy but she doesn't.. 10 to 20 mins tops and she complains she is bored or wants to do something else or nothing at all. What should I do? She does have Adhd. But I am running out of ideas.


Ainusa - posted on 06/18/2013




1. Dance
3.Pretend to be a spy/super-hero/princesses
4.Jump/skip/gallop around the house screaming ''I'M A DEMENTED LLAMA!"(I do this myself!)
5. Plan a sleep-over/ future birth-day party
6.Call a friend over
7.Watch a movie
8.Be WEIRD (I do this myself!)
9. Annoy your sibling’s
10.Go swimming
11. Play computer games, such as Poptropica (I don't like it but a lot of my friends do), Girlsgogames, Friv, Miniclip...
12.Bake COOKIES (I love to bake!)
13. Read
14.Watch T.V
15.Dress up in your clothing and pretend to be a SUPER MODEL!
16. put your mom’s makeup on! (I don't exactly suggest this if you don't like to get in trouble!)
17. Go outside and say HELLO to random people!
18. Ding-Dong ditch (Ring on someones door bell/knock and run away!)
19. Take a walk
20.Nap on your kitchen table (It's quite comfortable!)
21. Study

Ainusa - posted on 06/30/2013




hi I GOT MORE INFyou can write in a journal
do a puzzle
play a board game like disney trivia or clue/Life/guesstures, etc

Here's a fun game my family likes to play: Basta
1. You each take a sheet of paper/or notebook and turn it sideways
2. Write these categories and separate them with vertical lines

Name, Last Name, City/State/Country, Animal, Fruit/Plant/Vegetable, Color, Thing/Object, Movie/Show, Famous Person, and TOTAL at the end. you can also add or omit categories to your liking.

3. One of you will start saying the alphabet in your head, and the other must say Stop whenever he/she wants.

4. Whatever letter you landed on, you say it and then start filling in the chart as fast as you can.

For example: If it lands on S
Sarah, Sandoval, San Diego, Serpent, Sage, Scarlet, Star, Saw V, Sherril Crow

5. Whoever finishes first must say STOP
It's a race game so everyone must put down the pen/pencil once STOP has been said.

6. You then take turns reading out your answers (category by category) If no one has the same answer as you, you write 100 next to it. But if two of you have the same answer, you each get 50 points. 3 people =75, 4 or more = 25 pts (of course you can work out your own point system)

7. You then add up the row and write it in the TOTAL column.

8. You repeat with a different letter, taking turns saying STOP.

9. Once you finish the alphabet or want to stop. You add up all the points in the Total column, biggest number wins.

It may sound confusing, but trust me, once you try it it gets too fun to stop, and it helps pass the time.

This is just a suggestion, but hope it helps! :)

BASTA means STOP in Spanish

Salma - posted on 06/15/2014




This is what I always do when I am bored (I am a 10 year old) :
Bake cookies,
Do gymnastics,
Run around.
That's it.

Heather - posted on 01/29/2010




I do what Jane does...."I can find something for you to do...there is always....(a chore)" My daughter gets sooo frustrated when I do that. I also agree with Aliree...maybe a bit more attention and involvement will help. Just remember, they will only be this age once...what are you going to miss out on?

Jane - posted on 01/28/2010




Every time my boys tell me they are bored, I give them jobs to do. Amazing how they then find something else to occupy them.

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Teresa - posted on 01/30/2010




When my kids tell me their bored I always tell them " If your bored, it means your a boring person" Then I give them ideas of what they could be doing. It worked cause they knew what I was going to say and each learned to find something to do instead of complaning to me.

Aliree - posted on 01/27/2010




Maybe she has too much to do. Think of all the things they have now that we didn't have even 10 years ago.

Maybe she needs to have friends over more or go to friends house. Try taking away some things for a month and see how fast she gets bored after you give them back. Play with her more. Do more things together. Are there any after school activities she might be able to do? Just trying to help. My kids are pretty good at coming up with things to stay busy. Is your daughter an only child? If so you could look into getting a big brother/big sister for her. Teach her to cook LOL that would help you out and she won't be bored.

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