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.

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Until next time,

Happy Practicing!

—– Paula —–

© 2016 by Paula E. Bird


Author: Paula Bird

I am a professional violinist, university teacher, and private instructor with training in the Suzuki Method of Talent Education. I have decades of experience as a teacher and am willing to share my knowledge with parents and teachers of children who are learning music using the Suzuki Method.

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