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6 Ways to Make Music Lessons Fun for Kids

If you are thinking about enrolling your child in music lessons or if you have already enrolled your child in music lessons, then you know that making sure kids stick with the lessons might be a problem. The trick is to make the music lessons fun, so kids actually...

Monday Give Away Linky: Enter for Great Prizes

Good Monday, Heroes! It’s time for the weekly giveaway linky, and we’re featuring the two contests that are live here on Earnest Parenting. Be sure to enter both (the baby blanket giveaway ends sooner), and then check out all the other contests linked up...

Music Makes You Smarter

Heh. If you are the kind of parent (like me) who insists your children learn an instrument, here is some more ammunition for your case. Thanks to the good folks at Online College.org for making this infographic!

7 Tricks to Encourage Your Child to Practice Music

Whether your child is into vocal music or instrumental music, practicing is an inevitable part of learning and improving their skills. But convincing your child to take time out of a busy day of school and play in order to practice can be challenging. Fortunately,...

Why Your Kids Need the Arts

The arts are an integral part of cognitive and emotional development. Schools around the country are cutting funding for art programs of all kinds, and it is taking a hard hit on students and teachers. Parents may not understand how to incorporate the arts into their...