'The Problem-Solving Mage': parent who fosters creativity in challenges.
Well Hello " Problem-Solving Mage" parent!
In The Wizarding World, I noticed parents encouraging their children to experiment with different wand movements when a spell proved tricky. They would have them stand here, or try this or that. Maybe if it were frustrating, they would say “let's come back and try again in a bit” or “let's watch someone else and see how they do it and then try again.
Just like the "Problem-Solving Mage" parents in the Wizarding World, in the home music practice space, you ask your child engaging questions during music practice, guiding their growth.
However, it's important to strike a balance and know when to take a break to avoid frustration or discouragement.
As a fellow practicing parent of three and a music teacher of 35-plus years, I created this quiz to help you understand your unique magic abilities as a parent. I understand the challenges and joys of parenting musicians after raising 3 very different children of my own. I get it, and we're in this together.
Why this knowledge is powerful:
Knowing your magical parenting style is a powerful thing because you can use this knowledge to level up your practices. You can specifically choose goals and how you will accomplish them based on things that you will naturally be good at. That means you will be successful and so will your child!
You've already shown your commitment to your child's musical education, by taking the time to
do this quiz - so congratulations…and you're here because you're ready to learn what to do next.
As a " Problem Solving Mage" parent your next step is to learn more about yourself and improve your parenting skills, let's dive into the: Tempo, Length, and Difficulty
Here are the three PRACTICING PILLARS for solving musical challenges:
First, Tempo, is it too fast?
Second, Length, is it too long?
Third, Difficulty, are there other steps you need to take first to build up this section?
Think about these THREE pillars to become a master problem solver in practicing, and you’ve got this! And hey, thank you for being a “Problem-Solving Mage” parent - the world NEEDS adults like YOU! You know that music lessons and daily practice habits can shape your child into a disciplined adult who can independently solve conflicts. This is a special quality you have and should always keep!
The next step:
Now, ready to put it all together and take the next step? If you're wondering what's next and how to leverage this information, I have a special one-time workshop coming up – the "Level Up Your Music Practices in 2024” with Your Magical Style of Parenting. This FREE workshop is your chance to integrate your newfound knowledge and make 2024 a year of incredible growth and success.
Too often, we try to improve by doing something we read or see online or in our studios. Maybe something your teacher is asking you to do or you read about.
This is great to be inspired by others, but success comes from doing the right thing and not doing everything. When you make goals that resonate with your natural, innate style, then you will have success. As you've discovered in this quiz from Practicing pro, you know your magical parenting style, and it is unique and powerful. So now instead of focusing on what you have read or seen others do, we will instead use YOUR specific strengths as an “Problem-Solving Madge” to your advantage.
Free Workshop with Practicing pro:
Let's figure out the goals you can make in 2024 that are enhanced by your magical parenting style. This FREE workshop is designed specifically to help YOU capitalize on your strengths. It’s all about aligning your natural tendencies with your goals, making sure that you see both quick wins now and then long-range results in your home music practices that you want.
Let’s continue working together! Click here to register now for the free one-time workshop, 'Up-Level your Music Practicing in 2024'!
I'll see you soon at the workshop – you've got this!
Christy, Practicing Pro