This workshop centres on some clever ideas to help children deal with boredom, plus an open conversation around our responsibility for when kids say, "Mum, I'm sad; I hate you; I'm upset; I'm disappointed and so on." So, is it our job to fix our kid's boredom, sadness, disappointment or upset?" To begin, I want to explore boredom and look at some healthy ways to view it, and work with it. Then, I'd like to suggest how to teach young people to become more engaged in a task starts using basic looking and listening skills. From there, I'll move on to supporting our kids to develop a deeper awareness of their emotions. Growing emotional awareness sets a significant foundation for good mental health in the future.