I believe that the best parents can do, regarding music or any other child-generated interest, is to provide their kids with a non-pressured introduction to the activity, in addition to their support and encouragement. Monitor whether your daughter and her teacher are a good match and make sure that the teacher is more interested in stimulating your daughter's musical curiosities and love of music than being a strict, demanding taskmaster.
Encouraging Piano Practice
Carleton Kendrick has been in private practice as a family therapist and has worked as a consultant for more than 20 years. He has conducted parenting seminars on topics ranging from how to discipline toddlers to how to stay connected with teenagers. Kendrick has appeared as an expert on national broadcast media such as CBS, Fox Television Network, Cable News Network, CNBC, PBS, and National Public Radio. In addition, he's been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, USA Today, Reader's Digest, BusinessWeek, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and many other publications.
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