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Boredom beneficial for children’s development, experts say

Boredom is good for children, as it fuels creativity and problem-solving, according to a Australian parenting experts.

As reported in the Herald Sun the Raising Children Network, a government-funded resource for parents, has released a new video on how boredom is beneficial for children’s development.

Network Director and acting CEO of the Parenting Research Centre, Julie Green, told Ross and John when kids are forced to find something to do, they’re forced to think creatively.

“It’s fantastic for children’s play, development and imagination,” Dr Green said.

“Playing with your children really is important but parents don’t have to entertain their children all the time.

“It’s when kids push through the boredom that there is a huge amount of creative thinking and problem solving.”

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