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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000712.txt from 2003/10

From: "Noel Taylor" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Starting a youngster
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 09:23:23 -0500

I agree very much with Nancy - although I'm not a parent or a teacher, =
what would I know? However, here's a snippet from today's Guardian in =
the UK
on a related subject:,3604,1072217,00.html

Noel Taylor

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Buckman, Nancy []=20
> Sent: 28 October 2003 13:27
> To:
> Subject: RE: [kl] Starting a youngster
> It just seems that much energy has been expended trying to=20
> talk oneself and
> > others out of doing something that is at worst not harmful.
> Since when were laws written about when a kid can/may do=20
> anything. For Pete's sake people, when a kid asks, let him=20
> try. And if an offer to try is made and the kid accepts,=20
> leave him alone. Kids certainly know what they like and=20
> don't like. If a 4-year-old asks to play something, then let=20
> him try. You might just be amazed at what gets accomplished.=20
> And if he hates it, don't force him to continue just because=20
> the rental period isn't up or for whatever other excuse you=20
> can come up with. That just makes him hate it all the more=20
> and could keep him from deciding to try again later. Music=20
> is meant to be all.
> Nancy

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