Melissa Taylor on what to say when your child says, “I’m bored!”

"When my kids say, 'Mom, I'm bored!' they hate my answer," says Pinterest superstar Melissa Taylor. Find out why.

Here’s how 4 other parenting experts say to respond…


Christine Carter
The author of Raising Happiness says parents shouldn’t try to save kids from boredom. Besides, the complaint usually has nothing to do with being bored. Format: Video (1:40)

Alfie Kohn
The author of 10 books on children, education, and parenting, Alfie Kohn wants parents to not only hear what their child is saying, but listen to what’s “behind the words.” Format: Article

Mary Ann Zoellner
The co-author of “Sh*tty Moms” doesn’t go for the “I’m so sorry, honey” approach to parenting. Instead, she suggests a modern fix to an age-old whine. Format: Article

Erica Reischer
Parent coach and clinical psychologist Erica Reischer says parents shouldn’t try to fix bad feelings. Do this instead, she advises, and the payoff will be huge. Format: Video (0:54)

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