Changing the practice conversation
I saw a brilliant post on social media* recently which I wanted to share with you all. It's about changing the language we use with our kids when encouraging them to practise - which as we all know, isn't always plain sailing :-)
Instead of 'telling' or 'making' your child practise, try these positive alternatives:
Avoid being excessively critical:
And as for encouraging music to be enjoyable - make music (and the other arts, of course!) a regular part of life, not just something else on the to-do list.
Whole family activities that involve music:
Do give these a try - and let me know how it goes!
* Thanks to @melspianostudio for sharing the article.
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