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Riders wait to board a FrontRunner train at Lehi Station on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017.

I like the story "Were extracurriculars this hard when Grandma was alive?" (Jan. 31). Extracurriculars, like sports and learning to play the piano, teach children hard work and commitment.

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Crochet and knitting can be useful when teaching kids about hard work. It also teaches patience. My mom taught me how to crochet when I was young. I didn't crochet as a teenager but picked it up again in my adult years. Now it seems I always have a crochet project on my couch to work on while watching TV. It eliminates boredom. Since I can't hold a full-time job because of mental illness, crochet is a way of keeping busy and relaxing.

If you want to teach your children hard work, patience and commitment, and you know how to knit or crochet, I suggest you teach your children.

Heather Mackay