Practical Parenting: V is for

V-is-for-violinChildren who are introduced to the joy of music from a young age are more likely to pursue a love if it in years to come. Children who are encouraged to experiment with different instruments will also perhaps wish to play one long into their adult years if they have the opportunity. remember when I started learning the piano, I went for lessons from the age of five, but I had never witnessed someone really playing the piano until into my high-school years when I had the opportunity to hear school orchestras playing – then I heard a flute and it caught my imagination, and I wanted to play more than anything in the world. I had lessons, joined the school orchestra and still have a love of the wind instruments to this day. Others will be caught by the variety of stringed instruments for both classical and modern music. We do not have to be dragon mothers, to enable our children to discover their love of music.

Music is for everyone, think of Buskaid, or the Johannesburg youth orchestra – open up the possibilities for your children, to explore and discover the musician within.


About parentcoachsa

Steph has over 30 year's experience working with families to design child care solutions and supporting parents to be the best parents they can be. In addition she has worked with corporates to find work-life balance solutions for their staff. As a practitioner I have become increasingly aware that work-life balance has become a critical issue, particularly in an age in which the demands of work are often at odds with home and family life. I am passionate about family life, it is the catalyst for every other relationship we have - in every other area of life, we expect to study, get a qualification, try something on appro , we want to feel in control - however it is the one area of life, that none of the above applies - Babies do not arrive with a parenting manual! It is my privilege as a Parent and Life Coach, to partner with you as you take hold of the challenges you are facing in your family, in your life and work with you , supporting you to achieve the decisions and outcomes you are choosing for your family and for your life. It is my job, to keep you on track, to cheer you on, when the "going gets tough". Through coaching, understanding of yourself and your child, and his or her phase of development will enable you to consciously develop a parenting style that will benefit you and your family.
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