Because kids have been home for so long, many of the activities that they used to enjoy are no longer engaging them. So they are bored, and as a result, their behavior has become more negative.

While many parents recognize that kids’ boredom leads to misbehavior, most aren’t sure what to do about it — beyond saying “Go find something to do!”… which inevitably doesn’t work for long!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why so many of kids’ negative behaviors — more than you realize — are related to their boredom 
  • Why entertaining your kids all day long is not the solution 
  • How to work with their brains to create a routine that will engage them for longer and lead to less misbehavior

Referenced in this episode:

Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 1 (Band Aid Parenting vs. Long Game Parenting)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 2 (Your Parenting Long Game: The Framework)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 8 (When You Can’t Get Your Kids to Clean or Do Other Boring Things)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 32 (A Long Game Strategy for Getting Kids to Do What They’re Supposed to Do)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 35 (How to Motivate Kids to Do Schoolwork by Teaching Tools)

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EPISODE 47

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How to Keep Kids Occupied For Longer (So They Misbehave Less)