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But what if the best thing for a child is to spend a summer doing absolutely -- nothing?
Posted by: Mandarin.Garden (IP Logged)
Date: April 09, 2015 05:04AM
In the SUMMER CAMP 2015 Kids who can't come up with their own fun risk becoming overly dependent. They have difficulty forming clear senses of selves. They may grow to become adolescents or adults who need other people around constantly, or get anxious when situations aren't stimulating. Relying too much on camps or other activities supervised by or even determined by adults can prevent children from developing essential creative skills and leadership abilities.

In the SUMMER CAMP 2015 report " the Kindergarten," researchers reported that kids who didn't know how to handle free time -- because they were never forced to -- often became frustrated and anxious when faced with having to figure out how to entertain themselves. Lack of free time also deprived children of developing crucial social skills like negotiation and compromise, especially in cases where adults heavily monitored their play.

Which is why SUMMER CAMP 2015 can be a great, and arguably necessary, opportunity for parents to encourage children how to come up with their own activities, figure out how to spend the day, and even learn to appreciate being bored. Though many parents view children's boredom as the enemy of peace and order, boredom is an important enabler of creation and imagination. For most parents, the best games played while growing up sprung from boredom -- and some of the most special memories, too.



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