It's okay to be bored.
For many parents - working parents in particular - summer breaks from school can pose a problem. Kids who were occupied the whole day now have hours of free time each day to fill, and parents may worry that their kids aren't being adequately stimulated... or worse, that their kids mope around whining about how bored they are.
The solution is often to pay for a variety of activities: sports, summer camps, art classes and more. But psychologists are saying that perhaps it's better if your kids aren't occupied with non-stop activities; that in fact, over-scheduling them is doing them a disservice. Here's why.