When I hear of children who diligently practice their musical instrument for hours upon hours a day I realize how far we have to go in our household! I cannot imagine our household fitting in the 3 or 4 hours a day that I hear some very talented children manage.
I always feel more ‘should’ be done however understand that the child is juggling this with lots of other homework, it is just one of their interests, they are doing enough to make progress and (compared to the other end of the spectrum where I’m told kids do nothing) they are still applying themselves regularly to learn.
Maybe I should leave well alone since they are learning and there is balance, yet I can’t help but wonder what would happen ‘if': if more was done, more often, with more motivation and more gusto?
I wonder if you have any tips for keeping the motivation going when children are learning? and inspiring/encouraging greater effort?
Posted anonymously, 11th May 2016