Children need to get bored and not be stressed

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Children need time to get bored, do less extracurricular activities so they don’t get overworked.

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Liviu-Catalin Mara

A longitudinal study with school children from 5 to 9 grade in Germany, showed that emotions affect academic achievement. Thus, ‘adolescents’ math-related positive emotions (enjoyment and pride) positively predicted their subsequent end-of-the-year math grades, and grades, in turn, positively predicted the development of positive emotions. Math-related negative emotions (anger, anxiety, shame, boredom, and
hopelessness) were negative predictors of subsequent math grades, and grades, in turn, were a negative predictor for the development of negative emotions’. (Source:

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