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Kids and hobbies

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Does your child have a hobby? Does he or she have an interest that is a little left-of-field such as collecting things, keeping chooks or making model aeroplanes? If so, he or she is developing some valuable life skills that they may not be learning at school.   Recently I listened to a well-known businessperson tell his life story. It was typical rags-to riches, pull-yourself-up-by-your bootstraps tale. This well-known figure left school at twelve, as he didn’t fit the traditional academic environment. However this achiever explained that as a child he had a number of different hobbies that enabled him to experience success, feel like he was in control and learn a range of organisational skills.   What were these amazing hobbies? He bred and sold dogs. He collected and swapped stamps. He made model aeroplanes and joined a club where he flew his planes each S...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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