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June 20, 2014

1. Talk with your child about the things you read and hear, especially the things you find interesting. Ask your kids how they feel about various issues (current events, relationships, values). Allow them to have opinions without passing judgment. Ask your children to help you understand why they feel the way they do. 2. Expose Read more…

June 20, 2014

Kids need at least one interest outside school. Having a hobby helps them relax and get away from the routines of school, which is good for their mental health. Anxiety seems to be quite an issue these days with many kids, so the opportunity to lose themselves in an enjoyable activity, away from the pressures Read more…

June 20, 2014

More and more people are turning their hobbies into jobs, a fulfilling way to make a living and spend more time at home, close to family. Indeed most entrepreneurs say the secret of their success was due to the simple fact that they wanted to do something they were passionate about. It certainly follows that Read more…

June 20, 2014

A hobby has many benefits, not just for your mental wellbeing but also for your physical fitness. Exercise is the obvious #1 health benefit of any hobby. Second is a hobby’s social benefit. There are clearly psychological benefits of interactions in social groups, so hobbies will get extra credit if they lead to interpersonal meaningful Read more…

June 20, 2014

Everyone is different and your personality does play a role in what sorts of hobbies you’ll like. If you don’t have a lot of patience you might feel like quilting might be too much for you, but exploring quick sewing projects might be a better choice. Maybe you really like hanging out with friends, so Read more…

June 20, 2014

If you’re adding a new hobby to your life, you have to take time and focus away from something else. The good news is that most of us have a lot of time we’re not using well, either because we’re spending a lot of time online or watching TV or just wasting time we could Read more…

June 20, 2014

Having a hobby is a great way to relieve stress, a creative outlet and a way to meet new people. In fact, there are lots of ways hobbies are good for you. But if you don’t have a regular leisure activity that you enjoy, it can be difficult to decide which one will be enjoyable Read more…

June 20, 2014

Hobbies aren’t just for those with too much time on their hands. In fact, an engaging hobby can make a significant improvement to your heart health. While you enjoy a new diversion, it might also help you fight everything from stress to high blood pressure. Here are a few hobbies that have been proven to Read more…

June 3, 2014