Wondering why your
kid is always bored, has more virtual than real friends, gets
frustrated easily, lacks patience and finds it difficult to focus? Here
are 5 reasons why more kids are behaving like this.
1. Technology– the virtual baby sitter! Almost every
parent is guilty of outsourcing parenting to the gadget. Constant
graphical stimuli on screens make it hard for kids to cope with mundane
life and focus on normal things. Be wary of the virtual parent and limit
2. I want it now-the instant gratification tantrum!
As parents, we feel guilty of not spending enough time with our children
and make up for it by giving into each demand made. Remember if your
kids get everything they want, they won’t appreciate the value of
things. Being able to cope with delayed gratification and the ability to
wait patiently for what you desire is the key to success.
3. Who is the boss?- Not you but your kids rule! Do
your children’s likes and dislikes dictate your choices? Learn to
distinguish between your child’s wants and needs. Your kid needs the
right nutrition to grow well and needs to study hard to get good grades
whereas they might want to play and eat junk. You have to decide what is
best for them.
4. Everything has to be fun- Parents want to keep
their kids engaged all the time with fun games and make each moment
worthwhile. This emphasis on fun makes the child miss out on learning to
deal with the ordinary. Children get easily bored and frustrated
because they have never known what being still is like. Let your child
get bored and learn to get comfortable with the mundane.
5. Lesser friends in the real world- Instead of
going out to play if your child is glued to the TV or a gadget then
without meaningful social interactions you child will not be able to
develop social skills. Encourage them to spend time outdoors and develop
their social skills.