Let’s Play! Evan Colbert LICSW, Boredom Busters

This week, Krysten interviewed Evan Colbert, therapist and expert in children and families about how to deal with the constant cry of “I’m bored” from your kids. There’s lots of great information in this episode along with practical strategies for activities for kids to do instead of grabbing a phone or joystick. Read on below the video for links to helpful resources.

Podcast on Soundcloud

Show Notes

Evan recommended  finding local community support in your local YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs, Boy & Girl Scouts, Adventure Programs (like ours) to get kids outdoors, into nature or just physically moving.

Two books by Dan Siegel.  1) The Whole Brain Child and, 2) No Drama Discipline. We talked about Siegel’s theory that, ‘what fires together, wires together.’

Scavenger hunts are a great way to keep kids motivated while hiking (here’s a guide to making your own). Try Letterboxing (here, here). Link to Lego Challenge Cards on Pinterest.

Try making a “Bored Box” for your very small child or your elementary aged child.

Here is a guide to how to set up parental controls for kids of any age.

Some quick tips from Evan (Pin it, Share it!)

 

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