Eddie de Jong

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I have always been an avid reader. When I was a child, my mother would take us to the public library every week, and we were all allowed to lend three books. By the end of the week I had not only read my own books, but also those of my brother and sister. If I was really desperate, I would even try my mother's books.

Many a night I got caught reading under the blankets with a torch instead of sleeping. :-)

In 2011, I ended up in a job where I had to travel extensively across Africa. This meant that I spent evenings and weekends alone in hotel rooms. My wife bought me a Kindle to keep me company. WOW. Suddenly I had a huge selection of books that I could carry with me easily, and what's more, I could instantly get more, no matter in which back
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Eddie de Jong My passion in life is to help others. I do this through tutoring and coaching. Writing is for me a natural extension of that passion - I can help tota…moreMy passion in life is to help others. I do this through tutoring and coaching. Writing is for me a natural extension of that passion - I can help total strangers internationally become the best that they can be.(less)
Eddie de Jong Hi Nikki,

Your idea of having him join a book club is great!

Public speaking the number one fear of people in companies. Does your son belong to any oth…more
Hi Nikki,

Your idea of having him join a book club is great!

Public speaking the number one fear of people in companies. Does your son belong to any other social clubs such as scouts? Those also help to overcome natural shyness.

Toastmasters International has a Youth Leadership Program (YLP) designed specifically to help youngsters overcome confidence and communication barriers. More information can be found at https://tmyouth.wordpress.com/program...

I hope this helps :-) Parenting is a tough job, but oh so rewarding!(less)
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Old habits die hard – or do they?

Old habits die hardI have been writing weekly blog posts for a bit more than a year now. You may however have noticed that I haven’t done so for the past four weeks.

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“Random acts of kindness don't have to be big or even cost money. It will however make you a better person.”
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“You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.”
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“Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.”
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“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
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“For you, a thousand times over”
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Savannah Eddie
Thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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Karen Tyrrell Hi Eddie,
Please check out
★★★★★ Me & Her: A Memoir of Madness
Abused teacher develops PTSD &BiPolar
Winner of #mentalhealth AWARD
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008219QQS
Thanks,
Karen :)


Vallory Hi Eddie, thanks for the friendship!


Carole Gill Thank you so much for your friendship!
I love your profile! What a reader you were. Probably wanted a book in your high chair!


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