“If I received 10 cents each time my child says ‘are we there soon?’, I would already be rich”: this is what many parents can say to themselves when undertaking family trip. Having three young children myself, I know all too well the fear that can take hold of you when, barely 30 minutes after the […] … learn more→
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Why do children complain about long car or train journeys?
The fascinating history of boredom
“I’m bored” is a statement many parents dread hearing during the summer holidays. Should parents scramble to fill the unstructured time of summer for their kids — so they don’t complain of nothing to do (or worse, get into trouble)? Or should they allow children time, perhaps, to be bored? Indeed, today, the popular idea exists, […] … learn more→