Very often you hear about 'Suzuki Parenting', 'Parent Education' and 'Parental Involvement' mentioned in the same breath that Suzuki Music is mentioned.
Why is it so important? or Is it really that important?
The short answer is YES. The long answer is YEEEESS.
Parents are the first teachers in children's lives.
They are the one that are always there from the beginning ( and prior to the beginning, during pregnancy).
The role of parents is pivotal.
We will cover these in more blogs and vlogs in the future.
Today I'd like to leave you with this - anything that is in children's environment, will become an important part of their upbringing.
If a child grows up in a home that listens to classical music, the child will respond to classical music naturally.
Mozart was raised in a family like this. Everyone played music. And it was only natural that little Wolfang wanted to make music too.
(No, I'm not suggesting that everyone who listens to music will become Mozart... just making a point here on the topic of environment).
Dr Suzuki's words "Man is a son of his environment" say it all.
Parents are environment. Teachers are environment.
Parents and teacher together create an important and influential model for the child.
So in Suzuki Talent Education parents' role is crucial.
We are now in week 5 of 6 week online Parent Course - "Nurtured with love - Parents first", and we are about to start a 4-week online course for teachers, on parent education.
"Nurture the parent - Nurture the child" will cover everything teachers need to know ( or at least the important ones...) about working with parents in the learning program.
Listen below to a conversation about the course
I managed to stay out of sweets and carbs for a whole day. Yes, this might be the day of starting a diet ( towards getting lighter) and keeping it until my body says, "thank you, dear ".
i went to bed happy and satisfied with the achievement.
Then came the dream . i was eating a yeast chocolate cake. It was DELICIOUS. While eating it i knew that i was not supposed to eat it... There was the familiar hidden guilt lurking with its hissing voice, "don't ! don't".. i did not listen. i ate until i was satisfied. And then came the haunting thought "i shouldn't have" "why did i" ... i woke up while it was still night, with droplets of self betrayal, only to realise it was a dream! i had the scrumptious aftertaste of the cake without eating it !! i found my new diet! My dream diet !
How to maintain our sanity in our busy -overwhelming world. We still have our inner resources to claim and create our own sanctuary whenever needed.
Many people ask me, "what is the soul?"
i'm starting a series of short talks about the topic. What is the soul (Take 1) is up. Watch in Souloist