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8 Entrepreneurial Skills You Should Teach Your Kids (Infographic) You bet they're already fantasizing about being their own boss. All they need is a nudge from you.

By Kim Lachance Shandrow

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Children are told many things on a daily basis. Too many. Sit up straight. Chew with your mouth closed. Say "please" and "thank you." Often, they're so busy listening to the boss, or facing the consequences for not, that they don't learn to be their own boss.

If you think your kids aren't fantasizing about calling the shots for once, you're dreaming. The sweet independence of being your own boss is what entrepreneurship is all about. That's why kids and entrepreneurialism are such an excellent match. It practically comes natural to them.

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But, like learning to tie their shoes or to ride a bike, when it comes to fostering your children's entrepreneurial spirit, they'll need a guiding nudge here and there from you. From coaching them to see obstacles as opportunities, to -- sorry, kids -- making them stick to their chores, from letting them play (aka learn) to their hearts' content, to encouraging them to voice their opinions, there are lots of things you can do to get your kiddos on their autonomous way. Who knows? Like my mother-in-law, you could one day end up calling them boss.

To help you help yours, here's an adorably illustrated list of eight key entrepreneurial skills you can teach your little ones, while they're still little enough to listen to you. This infographic comes to us by way of Pumpic, a Tel Aviv-based startup that makes smartphone-monitoring apps for bosses, er, parents.

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8 Entrepreneurial Skills You Should Teach Your Kids (Infographic)

Related: This New Comic Book Teaches Entrepreneurship to Kids as Young as 8

Kim Lachance Shandrow

Former West Coast Editor

Kim Lachance Shandrow is the former West Coast editor at Entrepreneur.com. Previously, she was a commerce columnist at Los Angeles CityBeat, a news producer at MSNBC and KNBC in Los Angeles and a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times. She has also written for Government Technology magazine, LA Yoga magazine, the Lowell Sun newspaper, HealthCentral.com, PsychCentral.com and the former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Coop. Follow her on Twitter at @Lashandrow. You can also follow her on Facebook here

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