Your child may share your eyes, but will they share your interests? Many parents dream of their children following in their footsteps and sharing hobbies with them, but how do you facilitate an environment where their love for your hobbies can grow? We reached out to our readers for advice about introducing kids to our hobbies, and we compiled the best answers below. Read on to see what they suggest.
Ashley is a Canadian mother of two and crochet blogger, designer, and teacher. Find her at theloopylamb.com.
Don’t Force Them to Like It
Share your enthusiasm, but don’t force anything. Gauge their interest and start there, keeping it simple. For me, that meant letting my daughter play with yarn and her using it to make jewelry. Then she started wanting to make more with it, and I started showing her how to crochet. Keep it simple and fun or else they’ll lose interest.
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