August 23rd, 2019

buffy & dawn swing

The Solution to Boredom

So I read this link on Tumblr. And on the one hand, I agree that you can't force a kid to enjoy a famous monument. But on the other hand, I think "You're bored! Here, have a screen," is a really bad precedent to set. When I was a kid we didn't have portable screens, and when I was bored (dragged along to my sister's softball games, for example), I played pretend games or read books. Kids are very impressionable, and they don't need to be getting the message that the solution to boredom is phones, gameboys, and more.