Reflections – “Restlessness”

This episode is part of the “Reflections” series of podcast episodes, which are short, minutes long reflections about a quote or other thought from Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s philosophy or writing. The purpose of these reflections is to give parents and teachers a chance to spend a few minutes thinking about how great the impact might be on the world and our children with merely a slight moment of reflection about a behavior, thought, or attitude.

This episode discusses “restlessness” and whether it is something that a child can grow out of. Have a listen and see whether you can find some helpful ideas to help your child grow the ability to concentrate and focus.

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Until next time,

Happy Practicing!

—– Paula —–

Reflections: Give My Regards to Your Teacher

This is part of the “Reflections” series of podcast episodes, which are short, minutes long reflections about a quote or other thought from Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s philosophy or writing. The purpose of these reflections is to give parents and teachers a chance to spend a few minutes thinking about how great the impact might be on the world and our children with merely a slight moment of reflection about a behavior, thought, or attitude.

This episode talks about Dr. Suzuki’s habit of asking his students “Who is Your Teacher?” Have a listen and discover how Dr. Suzuki responded to his students’ answers. Who are your child’s teachers?

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If you have a comment or suggestion, you can leave me a voice message on my voicemail line at 512-537-6356 or send me an email at paulabirdviolin@gmail.com.

For more information and articles, visit

http://teachsuzuki.blogspot.com.

Until next time,

Happy Practicing!

—– Paula —–

© 2016 by Paula E. Bird

 

Reflections — Scolding Children

This episode is part of the shorter, minutes long “Reflections” podcast series, in which we look at small steps that parents and teachers can take that have a big impact on a child’s life.

In this episode, I discuss Dr. Suzuki’s tough quote that a problem child comes from a problem parent, and I offer his advice about the effectiveness of scolding children. Have a listen and see if you find something of value that you might include in your parenting or teaching life.

If you have a comment or suggestion, you can leave me a voice message on my voicemail line at 512-537-6356 or send me an email at paulabirdviolin@gmail.com.

For more information and articles, visit

http://teachsuzuki.blogspot.com.

Until next time,

Happy Practicing!

—– Paula —–

© 2016 by Paula E. Bird

 

Reflections – Physical Touch

This is part of the “Reflections” series of podcast episodes, which are short, minutes long reflections about a quote or other thought from Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s philosophy or writing. The purpose of these reflections is to give parents and teachers a chance to spend a few minutes thinking about how great the impact might be on the world and our children with merely a slight moment of reflection about a behavior, thought, or attitude.

This episode reminds us about the importance of physical touch in order to make connections with each other and our children in order to thrive in our world. Have a listen and see if you have anything to add to the list of ways that we can connect with each other through physical touch.

Reflections: Smile (2016-04-24)

This is part of the “Reflections” series of podcast episodes, which are short, minutes long reflections about a quote or other thought from Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s philosophy or writing. The purpose of these reflections is to give parents and teachers a chance to spend a few minutes thinking about how great the impact might be on the world and our children with merely a slight moment of reflection about a behavior, thought, or attitude.

This week’s reflection discusses the power of our facial expressions to affect the feelings of others. Have a listen and see if you too find that your smile could empower everyone around you.

Reflections: Smiling Faces (2016-04-17)

This is part of the “Reflections” series of podcast episodes, which are short, minutes long reflections about a quote from Dr. Shinichi Suzuki.

This week’s reflection is about this quote: “The environment determines the person. This is very scary.” What happens if the parents line up the children in a row, oldest to youngest? What family history might be reflected in the children’s faces?

Reflections: Stolen Moments (2016-04-10)

This is part of the “Reflections” series of podcast episodes, which are short, minutes long reflections about a quote from Dr. Shinichi Suzuki.

This week’s reflection is about the quote: “Parents who wish to raise noble children should get rid of their own problems by self reflection.” Can you find moments throughout your day to prepare you to handle possible problems? Have a listen to this Reflections episode and see if you find some useful tips about how to steal such moments throughout your day.