I need ideas to keep my son from being soo bored!

Monica - posted on 02/24/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I need some ideas to help me spend "Funner" time with my son. He is so bored all the time...

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Ev - posted on 02/24/2013

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Ten is old enough to find all sorts of interests for him. There has to be something else that gets his interest. Does he like movies? Maybe rent a movie to see together. Does he like cars? Do they have car shows nearby...take him to those. My son was so thrilled when I took him to see the bikes at Bikes Blues and BBQ that is here every year. THey had a car show too. I paid for it in walking a lot but it was worth it to see his face. Also he took a million photos too. Is there a place close by that does reenactments of history....that might get his interest. Maybe try to get him to help make cookies and stuff? Sometimes you have to go beyond home to find things to do and if you look hard enough you might find free stuff.

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Monica - posted on 02/24/2013

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He is 10 and he just wants to be on the laptop or xbox playing mindcraft. I have to take all the electronics away. I take him swimming or to the park, but this just doesn't seem to be enough. We live in a small town, that isn't very kid friendly. I just feel awful.

Ev - posted on 02/24/2013

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Well, how old is the little guy? If he is a little one then its not hard to keep them busy. Let them help with chores or find out what he likes to do. Focus on what he likes. It will not only be fun but bring you two closer. I have a son who is a teen and when his sister went off to college I was faced with the same thing. I began to focus more on his interests and it gave us something to share. If he is older the same idea holds true. Find what he likes and try to do those activities with him.

As for boredom, a little boredom is actually good for kids. Its a healthy thing to have boredom. Sometimes out of that boredom comes something fun to do that they have thought up on their own. Good luck!

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