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 enjoy them. There are six ways […]

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 here. Win one of two organic cotton baby blankets. Win a […]

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, there are some things you can do to encourage your […]

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 home life, and that means children will lack artistic […]

Teach Your Child Responsibility With Music

Whether or not your child has any artistic inclination at all, it’s never too early to introduce them to the magic of music. Giving your child the tools he or she needs to learn a musical instrument is a fun, affordable way to teach them a number of important skills they’ll use for the rest […]