Children need to get bored

Dr. Teresa Belton:

“When children have nothing to do now, they immediately switch on the TV, the computer, the phone or some kind of screen. The time they spend on these things has increased.

But children need to have stand-and-stare time, time imagining and pursuing their own thinking processes or assimilating their experiences through play or just observing the world around them.”

Yes, yes, yes, ten thousand times, yes. I know families who flip on the in-car DVD player every single time they drive anywhere and it makes me want to jump out of my freaking skin.

Turn off the Goddamn iPad and do something.