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Stop trying to keep the good stuff away from your kids. 
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Post Stop trying to keep the good stuff away from your kids.
A child's whole being is dedicated to learning how to interact with the world. There is possibly no better time in life to get complete dominance of a thing than when you are a child.

http://www.wimp.com/northkorean/

I have seen dozens of videos online of kids playing masterful guitar, piano, flute and everything else.

I have seen little kids boxing with better form than pros, and tiny shao lin monks who do crazy crazy acrobatics, then do the splits and bite their toes.... while doing the splits!

Next time your kid tries to touch your guitar, don't shew them away from it. Teach them how to master it.


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Post Re: Stop trying to keep the good stuff away from your kids.
A good point. Unless it is some rock legends stratocaster worth millions of dollars. If you really can't share, buy an inexpensive guitar, paint set, tool kit, whatever and share your interest. If they really become passionate about it, then you can buy them a good one.


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Post Re: Stop trying to keep the good stuff away from your kids.
Here's a four year old drummer.

he's good.

This could be your child. Encourage their exploration of the world. Help them master it.

http://www.wimp.com/incredibledrummer/


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Post Re: Stop trying to keep the good stuff away from your kids.
I have to say that as long as whatever it is that my children are in interested in isn't harmful to their minds or bodies, or anyone else's mind and body, then I'll try to support them in everything they do. If they have a passion for something, it's better than lacking the passion for anything.


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Post Re: Stop trying to keep the good stuff away from your kids.
here's that 5 year old boxer.

http://www.wimp.com/yearboxer/

Did you see that?!

Make your kid awesome! There is no reason for them to suck at anything. It is your responsibility to make your kid outstanding.

I hate watching parents ignore their children. Sitting them in front of the TV and saying,

"Whew. I am just glad to get a moment to myself."

You are insane. Anything that has ever been done has been done by people. You have a little person just waiting to happen over there. They can match the best achievements of anything in human history. Help them do it.

Having a child doesn't mean you get a title: Parent. It's an activity: Parenting.


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Post Re: Stop trying to keep the good stuff away from your kids.
my daughter was hell-bent on learning how to play the guitar. At first I tried to dissuade her because every time she wanted to try a new game or instrument, she would lose interest very quickly. When she was in a music store about one year ago with her boyfriend, she came home with a pricy but beautiful guitar. She is self taught and to this day she goes into her room and plays the most beautiful songs. Now, I feel horrible that I tried to keep her away from something that she really loves. Now I realize how important music is in a child's life!



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Post Re: Stop trying to keep the good stuff away from your kids.
Like that post earlier, you wouldn't necessarily give your kid a grand piano because they are interested in music.

You are right to be conservative when a child wants to get into something expensive, and guitars certainly are that. My first guitar was a cheap 300 dollar guitar / amp combo. a good price to start me off and determine whether i wanted to continue with music or not.

I ended up getting a few more guitars. The buy-in doesnt have to be prohibitively expensive.


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Post Re: Stop trying to keep the good stuff away from your kids.
Johnson--- the best thing that my daughter did was to purchase her guitar. she plays it so often that it was well worth the investment in our case. But, a baby grand piano would have probably been out of the question! LOL. She could have had piano lessons but that's were it would've had to end. To top it off, we don't even have room in our house for a baby grand piano!! But, she has purchased a few less expensive guitars, one of them is electric, and she also has the amps. I am so glad that she has taken a huge interest in this and I will never talk her out of something music related, as long as it is in reason, ever again.



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Post Re: Stop trying to keep the good stuff away from your kids.
http://www.wimp.com/danceoff/

go to 3:09 and be disappointed with your kids.


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Post Re: Stop trying to keep the good stuff away from your kids.
watch this kid blow up the drum set....

he's two.

Your kids have great potential. as much as anyone ever had.

Help them reach for the stars.

http://www.wimp.com/twodrummer/


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Post Re: Stop trying to keep the good stuff away from your kids.
Ah, yes. I wondered what a parent could do if he/she had only a single child and nothing else to do but mentor her/him from very early on. Having been precocious myself, my mother couldn’t fall back on TV, internet, or video games. To get me under some sense of control and out of her hair, she taught me to read…at four. My father taught me electronics.

My point isn’t to brag. I’m merely illustrating the intent of this thread as well as my painful observation that the automated baby sitters of today are breading generations of drones. Our plugged-in society is generating a legion of drones who can barely spell LMAO, much less use all the letters between. We have masses who can’t read very well, who converse at preschool levels, who don’t comprehend critical thinking, who can’t focus due the distractions they allow to interfere with their lives and who are almost entirely unemployable.

So, why are these children left to the wiles of the entire world brought to their sponge-like brains through the wonders of electronic nannies?

Reflecting on fifty plus years ago, my thought is that my mother was trapped at home in the 1950s without much money and an almost dead black and white TV receiving two channels off the air while my father spent 12 hour days working. She taught me because she was bored to tears.

Today, we have 500 channels of garbage through which to scroll. We have billions of computer, console and cell phone based games and other apps to distract. We have millions of feature length movies at our fingertips and billions of hours of videos to peruse. We have “friends”, thousands of them, who are in our face with texting, social sites, cell phones and email.

Hmmm. Now that I think of it, I don’t think intentionally keeping our children away from something they want to try is even the tip of the iceberg as to why they don’t excel. Maybe there is too much candy and not enough vegetables in their lives.

It takes a rare personality today to remain blind to the temptations of our gadget happy society and focus on a talent that builds character and a foundation for their future.


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Post Re: Stop trying to keep the good stuff away from your kids.
Watch this youngster crush "sweet child of mine"!

http://www.wimp.com/gunroses/


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Post Re: Stop trying to keep the good stuff away from your kids.
Little Korean girl playing a guitar bigger than she is.

http://www.dump.com/girlguitar/

She's awesome.


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Post Re: Stop trying to keep the good stuff away from your kids.
My best friend teaches guitar to kids. She has seen amazing talent from kids as young as 4.


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Post Re: Stop trying to keep the good stuff away from your kids.
Parents should not smother their kids. They should have their freedom as they grow up. I have written an article on this... could post it here but its more of a foreign outlook to the thing rather than a global or American outlook.

Parents should allow their kids to be free to chase their dreams.



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