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She has studied rising rates of adolescent boredom and is currently tracking the dramatic increase in COVIDrelated boredom complaints on Twitter. For younger kids, Weybright suggests parents work together with them on making a list of things they can do as well as helping them locate any supplies they might need.
Then, when they are bored, parents can refer them back to that list and resources. For adolescents, it may be better for parents to give them the responsibility of coming up with a list of activities on their own. Unfortunately, however, the thing teens like to do the most — socialize with their friends — is greatly curtailed by the COVID outbreak.
Teenagers have a strong need for their own space, and parents should be respectful of their privacy as much as possible during stay-at-home orders. Parents should also be prepared for even more intense emotions and conflict from their adolescents. Many kids have also lost out on spring trips, performances, sports and other events. For adolescents, this may hit particularly hard because some of those events were milestones like prom and graduation.
It is important to acknowledge their sadness, Weybright said, and give them the time to grieve. Weybright suggested encouraging teens to make boredom more meaningful by using their creativity to express their emotions and fears over COVID by making videos, songs or artwork.
Weybright added that children will pick up on whatever their parents are projecting, so it is important to be honest about their own concerns over COVID and give children an appropriate amount of information about the virus and the need for social distancing. Elizabeth Weybright For younger kids, Weybright suggests parents work together with them on making a list of things they can do as well as helping them locate any supplies they might need. She also recommended involving children in making family decisions.Bored looking for younger
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COVID boredom boom brings new parenting challenges