Please Tell Your Kid They Can’t Sing

  • Tell your kid that they’re good at what they’re good at.
  • Tell your kid that they’re not good at what they’re not good at.
  • Nobody is good at everything.
  • Set your kid up for success by teaching them their strengths.
  • Kids who think they’re good at everything may have great short-term self-esteem, but it will disappear once they realize what everyone else around them already knows…they’re not good at everything.
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2 thoughts on “Please Tell Your Kid They Can’t Sing

  1. BUT, children can be taught to “discover their voices!” My wife and I are musicians who have seen children in elementary school who were “unsure singers” through instruction in piano, a defined pitch instrument, discover their singing voice by matching tones. It does not work for all but it does work happily for some! I disagree with telling a child “he cannot sing.” It may be more appropriate to say, “Not everyone can teach a child to sing.” Find the right teacher and this child, in a music-filled culture, my learn tthe joy of singing!

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