I know just what he's talking about.
This morning as I came in from the studio, I could hear Caroline practicing and it was calm and beautiful. Lately I've been trying to let my children know when I love what they are doing and how I admire their talents. I guess if I feel the difference in my home, I should let her know how her music is affecting us all for the good.
Isn't it motivating to know that you can make a positive difference in the world? How many children feel powerless? They have to wait to grow up before they can have much control or feel like they can really contribute to the family or community. Praise and acknowledgement of a child's musical contribution to the atmosphere in your home could be the encouragement they need to overcome obstacles in attitude toward practicing... What do you think?