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Encouraging our children to experience life

05/08/2010 - 16:03

After good marks as a teen led people to only ever offer me law and medicine as possible career choices, I now encourage my own children and others that I meet to think about what they enjoy and what they are passionate about when they are thinking about their future. You spend far too many hours at work to consider a long-term job that makes you miserable, even if it does pay well.

I love the idea of encouraging children to try new things and offering them opportunities to experience something new. I agree it is tempting sometimes to guide our children in a particular direction but I try to make sure my focus is teaching my children how to think about things rather than telling them what they should be thinking/doing.

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