Tweeties Topics are written by Music Kids director and CSM instructor Margaret Dahlberg to support parents of young children in the Music Kids program. Music Kids is Chinook School of Music’s early childhood music program for ages six months to five years.
In our society we have lessons, teachers, classes, coaches and courses to learn how to do almost all of the things we endeavour to do. For the most part, by the time we have our kids we have accomplished many challenging things: we have graduated from high-school, learned to drive, learned to play sports, learned artistic endeavours. Yet with parenting, most of us do not reach out for support until we feel ourselves drowning in the struggles with our children. We seem to have a chip on our shoulder, so determined to prove ourselves that asking for help feels like a battle lost and the raising of the white flag. Does anyone else see how ridiculous this is?Read More