It counteracts boredom. The fact is, even the most attentive parents can’t keep their children entertained 24/7. Sooner or later, that new electronic game will get old, your youngster will become too squirmy to sit still and watch TV, or he’ll lose patience with the fact that your attention is elsewhere. And if his natural curiosity isn’t alive and kicking to redirect his interest, the dreaded B-word – boredom – will strike. And that’s when trouble often starts. A child who is bored might act out in order to bring adults’ attention back to him—hello, tears and tantrums! Over time, this child might be overly attached to Mom and Dad because he depends on them to keep him entertained, he might become a couch potato or PlayStation addict, and it’s possible that he’ll lack an overall sense of motivation throughout his life, to name just a few things.
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