Thursday, July 12, 2007

It’s OK to be bored!

According to Geekdad’s, Ross Mayfield, “creativity is found through boredom.” Even though we have worked to create structure in our children’s lives he reminds all Geekdad reader’s to take advantage of the downtime with your kids this summer. “When your kids work in absence of resources they very well may develop the skills to be entrepreneurs.” He explains that vacation is a great way to find boredom and that parent’s should allow chaos and praise what their children come up with. I love his reference to children jumping pirate ship twin beds, group sports games with rocks and campfire stories as a creative YouTube. I just can’t believe no one mentioned the simple idea of pulling out the old bucket of LEGO Bricks and seeing what their children come up with!

Check out the complete "Case for Boredom" here!