and half way through I was asking myself why I feel the need to teach my children everything on my own.
I love teaching my children and take pride in teaching them everything I can by myself..plus I have 14 years of piano under my belt and used to teach lessons on the side. You would think it would be easy to teach your own kids. But no...it's not. *facepalm.
My son(7) is very strong willed (he got it honest ;o) and it took us a while to develop the teacher/student relationship and I assumed that would flow over into piano..nope there was no flowing..it is like starting over with him.
But that is ok! We will push through and we will be fine.
We are still recovering from k12 overload..I think it really effected his learning attitude. The shoved so much at him that he would either shut down, or take on the 'I know it' attitude. He is doin so much better with school now that we changed, but is still struggling to just relax and learn with other things. I am determind to teach him..so we pushed on today and finished the lesson.
Once he relaxed and listened he did great! He is downstairs right now showing his sister what he learned.I am very proud of him. He is a very sweet smart boy. I just hope we can quickly undo the damage that was done th elast couple years. He told me recently he loves to learn new things but did not like the school we used to do.
I am treading easy with him this year. I want him to LOVE learning like his father and I do.
Ok I am done rambling. Are any of you other moms crazy enough to teach your children music lessons as well as academics? lol