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let them be bored

Schools are cancelling. 
Kids are home. Kids are homeschooling (at least for a couple of weeks).
For those parents "stuck" at home with your kids (assuming they are healthy), I have one request, one social experiment I would LOVE to see play out. 

Let your kids be bored!

Shut down electronics. Turn off phones. Keep the television off. 
Let your kids be bored out of their minds. 
After a day or two of whining and complaining that will push you to your limits, they WILL find something to do. They will wander outside and play some ball, or bike, or dig in the dirt. 
They will find art supplies and create something. 
They will play board games.
They will play and fight with their siblings. 
They will read and go on literary adventures. 
They will talk with you, your family and their friends. 
They need to be bored out of their freaking minds before they hit a wall and decide to DO SOMETHING with their time. 
Let them be bored and watch them come alive. 

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