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10 "Kid" Habits to Hold On To

Passionate Attention

Your daughter can watch the same animated movie again and again and again. She can probably tell you what characters are in every scene, recite the dialogue and sing all the songs. No doubt she can explain the plot in exhaustive detail -- and probably has on more than one occasion. If you could marshal as much enthusiasm and passion for some of your own pursuits, you'd be able to get a lot accomplished. How long have you been putting off that fun craft project? We all have interests, but kids make their interests matter. Yes, they have the time. But they also have a couple of things that are even more important -- passionate attention and energetic enthusiasm.