Overcoming Summer Boredom with Kid Smarts


“I’m bored.”

Mom and dad, if you haven’t heard your children say that by now after weeks of quarantine, just wait. Summer’s coming.

Hours of schoolwork will be replaced by hours of free time, and your children will seemingly delight in reminding you, “There’s nothing to do.” Some days, you’ll feel more like a cruise ship director than a parent.

We have answers for helping your children beat summer boredom on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Overcoming Summer Boredom with Kid Smarts.” Popular guest Dr. Kathy Koch is with us to offer practical, creative ideas that will challenge your kids’ imagination and help them to fill up their own time by tapping into some of their unique “smarts.”

According to Dr. Koch, children express their intelligence in eight ways:

  • Words smart
  • Music smart
  • Logic smart
  • Picture smart
  • Body smart
  • Nature smart
  • People smart
  • Self smart

Children have the capacity for all eight, but each one must be awakened. We’ll tell you how to do that this summer and show you how to strategize boredom busters with your children instead of for them.

Enjoy our conversation on your local radio station, online, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or on our free phone app.

Dr. Koch is the president of Celebrate Kids, Inc. She’s also the author of a number of books, including Eight Great Smarts: Discover and Nurture Your Child’s Intelligences. I’d like to offer you Kathy’s book for a gift of any amount.

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