Will my child become the next big star?
As a parent, you have high hopes and expectations for you child. That’s perfectly natural. You want your kid to do better and to achieve more than you did. Basically, you want what’s best for them.
I talk a lot about how music education can bring prosperity to your child’s future. I would like to clarify what I mean by prosperity.
What I mean by prosperity is that music education will develop the skills necessary to succeed in life, regardless of what career your child chooses.
I don’t want anyone to be confused here. What I don’t want people to think is that music education will bring your child prosperity in the form of becoming a famous singer or musical artist. This is not the goal of music education. For me, prosperity is not becoming a celebrity.
The Meaning Of Prosperity Through Music
Prosperity is an advantageous situation where your child will get the most out of his/her education, and enter the working world with the skills that will be required in the future global economy.
It has been scientifically proven that music education increase test scores in Math, Science, and Reading. But besides test scores and grades, your child would actually develop an understanding of those subjects that noticeably surpasses their non-musical peers. I can tell one thing with the utmost certainty: there will be jobs for people that have skills in those areas.
Beyond those three subjects, music education develops social and emotional intelligences, which are highly important in the working world. We all know what it’s like in the work place. It can be a tough social environment. It’s tough to get along with co-workers from time to time. It’s tough to convince your boss that you deserve a raise. It’s tough to convince your manager of your ideas and how they can benefit the company. There are a million scenarios where social skills will really be useful in achieving your goals. Developing these skills give a person an advantage to succeed in the work place, not to mention building relationships and friendships.
What Kind Of Mind Will Be Valuable In The Future Economy?
Another huge bi-product of music education is developing the creative side of the brain. Creative minds are needed in today’s technology-driven, globally-connected economy, and they will surely be needed in the future. One of the biggest drivers of an advancing economy is innovation. Without creativity and new ideas, an economy would completely stagnate. That means less jobs for everyone. Those who can create will have a place in the future economy.
Your Child Will Succeed In Life
The most important idea that I want you to walk away with from this article is that music education will develop a portfolio of skills necessary for your child to prosper and succeed in life. The goal of music education is not to become a big star or famous musical artist, or even a singer. That’s not the prosperity I’m talking about. The skills that music education teaches can be used in any profession that your children chooses when they grow up.
Economic prosperity in the future will be for the people with the most skill sets. Take action in getting your child started in learning a musical instrument. Your child’s education will be enriched and he/she will be on a path towards that end goal of economic prosperity that begins with developing a bright mind.
Tony Margiotta is the founder of The Musiconomy, a publishing company advocates musical training as an essential focus in childhood education and development. Sign up for the Free monthly newsletter and special report here:
Tony is the author of “A Parent’s Guide: How To Get Your Child Started In Music,” a step-by-step approach that takes you through the process of inspiring musical interest in your child, to making the correct instrument and book purchases, and finding the right teacher. Full of tips, checklists, and more. [http://www.tonysmusicbooks.com/Parents-Guide-Deluxe-Version-Ebook-MP3-201101.htm]
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Divorce is a difficult thing for parents, but it can be even harder on children. They will no doubt wish their parents would stay together and may even blame themselves for the breakup. Attorneys are not therapists, nor do most of us have any formal family counseling training, but as we help our clients through their divorce process, the line between attorney and therapist can sometimes blur.
Within my practice, parents’ biggest concerns generally center around how their divorce will affect their children, and in my opinion, it should be the biggest concern. Many parents struggle with how much to tell their children, and when. The information you share with your children depends largely on their age. For example, you would probably want to be honest with your college-aged child about an affair either parent engaged in, but would not yet discuss that with your third-grader.
No matter what their ages, there are several important things every parent needs to do to help their children understand what’s going on and help them cope with their divorce.
12 Ways to Make Divorce Easier on Your Children
Just like you, your children will have to go through their own healing process, and if you communicate effectively, you can minimize the negative impact your divorce will have on them. Most importantly, children need to feel loved and secure. If both parents can agree that is the main goal, the likelihood your children will come out on the other side healthy and happy increases significantly.
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About Shea Stevens Law
Shea Stevens specializes in uncontested divorces, but also assists clients in the Greater Kansas City area seeking divorce, modification, child support, alimony, asset and debt division, paternity and prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Shea is licensed in Kansas and Missouri and is also a court approved Guardian ad Litem for Missouri. Stevens received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Kansas State University, and a juris doctor from the University of Tulsa. Shea practiced in corporate law for several years prior to opening her law firm in the spring of 2008.
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