An email friend sent me this wonderful video of a flash mob gathering to play Beethoven’s Ninth. The grands, almost three and just a year–both loved it.
PARENTING ADVICE ABOUT MUSIC
Be with beauty is one of the Emotional Fitness Exercises described in my book Parents Are People Too, An Emotional Fitness Program for Parents. Watching my two grands enjoy this video made my day and reminded me to keep looking for ways to introduce them early to classical music. We did that with their fathers and both love all kinds of music.
Music has many ways to move your children along the path to greater emotional health. Here is the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences music for children’s page. A minor crank is that they don’t include classical music — but you can correct that.
Just a quick post but do be kind, another way to stay emotionally strong, and share this with someone whose spirits will be lifted as mine were. That will help me and might help someone else and you can feel virtuous for being kind.
You might also enjoy my Emotional Fitness Pinterest Board.