Things kids need but don’t get enough: boredom, building, unsupervised human interaction….

Boredom, daydreaming, a good book, building in three dimensions, interactivity with other humans–these are precious skills, skills that are being denied kids that are simply given a plate of chicken fingers and a tablet instead.

—Seth Godin, in ‘The digital divide is being flipped

I’ve long been a great believer in the value of boredom. My most creative, even productive years were when I was bored. Even today, more often than not, solutions and creativity come to me when I let myself be bored.

TV, social media, games and news are the enemy of boredom. I’ve removed 3 of them from my life in last few years, and my productivity has rocketed. When I leave this house, the fourth will go as well.

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6yo’s solution to loneliness

Mom’s Q: What should you do when you feel lonely?
6yo’s A: Hug your mommy or your daddy if they are there. If only mommy is there, then you hug her. Then roll around the bed.

Mom’s Q: What if no one is there?
6yo’s A: Be sad and start crying?

X is for Xena’s gyaan, April 28, 2017 at 01:18PM

Also, she’s clearly a daddy’s girl 🙂

Mom’s Q: Why are some people in the world sad?
6yo’s A: Because their daddy is away.

Mom’s Q: Why are some people in the world happy?
6yo’s A: Because their daddy has come back.