Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday Mood: Boredom

Ah a lighter Monday Mood. Good deal. Today is about boredom. Boredom is described as an emotion resulting from a lack of work or interest in the surroundings. There are three types of boredom.

  • ·         Times when we are prevented from doing something we want to do
  • ·         Times when we are forced to do something we don't want to do
  • ·         Times when we are unable to engage with the current activity/surrounds

While chronic and severe boredom is related to depression, it can also be a symptom of attention issues, especially in children. If your child is experiencing boredom in the classroom and getting into trouble as a result, it might be something to mention to your family physician. Your child might exceed the current needed skill set in the classroom (think Gifted) or they might be missing key skills related to the lesson (think Specific Learning Disabilities). They might have an attention issue that can be treated with an appropriate combination of behavior modification, therapy, and medication.

Love is love, no matter the back story. <3 DS

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