Is your child easily bored? What do you do when your teen suffers from boredom?
Has he or she lost interest in things that used to be a thrill? Or, finds homework overwhelming and is lethargic and sullen? If so, this post is for you.
Although, these symptoms can be signs of drug abuse or depression. However, I’m not a psychic by saying they are probably an avid video gamer, internet browser or TV watcher, or all three at once.
Ban the Boredom
Because multitasking is another commonality with nearly the entire teenage population. Virtually all teens have been stricken with a self-inflicted wound known as anhedonia.
Anhedonia — commonly paralleled with digital dementia — results from excessive digital stimuli. So, before you freak out about illicit drugs, first round up the iToys and pull all the plugs on electronic devices and see what happens.
Conversation Starter: What do you do when your child tells you they are bored?
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