Written by Deborah Serani and illustrated by Kyra Teis
A sensitive and supportive story to help children learn practical strategies for coping with boredom and loneliness.
“Momma, I’m bored.” Sometimes When I’m Bored addresses a common complaint from children: boredom and loneliness. Along with the main character, children learn how to recognize boredom and see the opportunities it might present. “Well, what a wonderful thing to be! When you're bored, something special is waiting for you.”
Helping young children learn how to redirect feelings of boredom deepens problem-solving skills and builds the ability to shift negative thoughts to more positive ones. Using gentle and straightforward language, Sometimes When I’m Bored describes a child’s experience with boredom and loneliness and the many fun ways to relieve the feeling of boredom.
A special section for adults offers more information on how boredom can be spotted in children of varying ages—including infants—and discusses how to help children relieve feelings of boredom. Especially useful for counselors, social workers, teachers, parents, and any other adults caring for children who experience boredom and loneliness.
“Now when I’m bored, I know something special is waiting for me. I just have to find it.”
Sometimes When Series
With quiet, sensitive illustrations, the Sometimes When collection helps young children work through big feelings, such as sadness and anger. The stories are accessible to children and grounded in research from an author with over thirty years of experience as a clinical psychologist. A special section at the back of each book provides more information for adults and activities to help young children work through their feelings.
Target Age: 4-8