“But I’m bored!” Sound familiar? Parents feel the need to constantly entertain their kids more than ever now, but why should we? I’m not and there’s a good reason why – being bored is good for them.
Regulating one’s emotions does not come easily when you have a small undeveloped brain telling you that you are the centre of the universe. For toddlers, the triggers for a rage attack are many, varied and often-times random. In fact, if toddlers came with a soundtrack it would be the opening music to Rage.
An image shared by a local Australian blogger, Angela Henderson, has many parents and carers rethinking the way they serve grapes – and other soft fruits – to their kids.
If you’re allowing your child to select their own content on YouTube, or running a quick search and handing them the iPad so they can watch the results, you’re unintentionally putting them in harm’s way.