Teach Your Children to Excel with the Power of Music

You can use the power of music to help a child with so many different things, including both educational and social growth. Music can help children develop hobbies and become a better-rounded individual. When words are difficult to comprehend or emotions are simply running too high, music is something that can soothe the soul and nurture common ground. As a parent, helping your child harness this creative energy and use it to build self-confidence is one of the most important things you can do.

“Music, the great communicator.” Red Hot Chili Peppers

Growing Up with a Musical Education

Teaching your children through music is one of the most effective ways to help them learn. It also helps them maintain a high level of attention and direct it toward whatever you’re teaching them at the time.

In a 2007 study, music education professor Christopher Johnson discovered that students who’d had more musical education received higher scores on standardized tests than those who didn’t. Moreover, musical training results in improved concentration and improved memory recall.

Many schools are lacking the necessary funding to offer deeply immersive musical education, but that doesn’t mean your child shouldn’t be encouraged to learn. You don’t have to rely on your child’s school to teach them, as there are many valuable places to learn online, such as LessonRating.com.

Social Development and Music

Even the most educated individuals struggle socially, but music can transcend this and help children grow to be more socially engaged with their peers. Music doesn’t know social constraints or boundaries. It is not bound by race, religion, or nationality, and it’s something all cultures produce. Once this common ground is established, it’s much easier to integrate into social situations and become part of the group.

Ask yourself how many times you’ve used music to connect with someone. It’s probably a lot. You’ve said, “Hey, I love this song!” And, someone else agrees. A friendship is formed. Your child is going to develop a taste in music, so nurture their tastes and encourage them to reach out to others who are musically inclined. Forever, they’ll have something to break the ice and get to know the people around them.

Music is an Essential Hobby

Everyone needs a good hobby or two. When the pressures of daily life becomes too much, music is able to relieve stress and it provides an outlet; whether, that’s simply listening or playing an instrument. Ask your child if they have an interest in vocal training or instrument lessons, and then help them foster this ability through lessons.

Music Creates Well-Rounded Individuals

Becoming a good person begins with childhood. Music is a great way to expose children to other cultures and help them display their talents. It’s a great way to get kids to learn how to work together and be creative. All of these things lend themselves to a more solid foundation, which will lead to a well-rounded and diverse future.

Final Thoughts

Music is truly a language anyone can speak. It’s innovative and it sparks creativity. It’s easy to see why music is universal and people share a common love of it. Of course, not everyone loves the same kind of music, but in some capacity every person has experienced it, interpreted it, and enjoyed it. Therefore, it’s the perfect way to help children discover their inner strengths and grow into successful adult human beings.

It’s better at the blue: Blue Harbor Resort, WI (coupon)

Written in partnership with US Family Guides & Blue Harbor Resort & Spa. Any opinions are my own.

Are you in the Midwest area and looking for a fun family getaway? We’re always looking for something new and exciting for the kids… we’re up for anything within a couple of hours from home. So, we’re thrilled to have found this resort and the kids can’t wait to go!

Blue Harbor Resort

It’s Better At The Blue! Blue Harbor Resort & Spa is the #1 resort on Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan coast. With stunning beachfront and water views, Blue Harbor Resort features:

  • 182 suites and 64 villas
  • more than 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space
  • a 54,000 square-foot indoor water park entertainment area including a mini glow golf course
  • a full service spa
  • three restaurants
  • recreation amenities including water sports and access to the Bull golf course

Blue Harbor Resort

The water park a new surf simulator, The Riptide, an interactive lighthouse water fort, a four-story water activity center, suspension bridges, cargo nets, web crawls, and tons more!

Kids of all ages? There’s the S.S. Minnow shipwreck pool for babies with zero-depth entry, floor geysers, and spray features. The recreation pool has a lilly hopper, water basketball, and floating sea friends. Molly’s Moat is the leisure river and the Turtle Tub is a giant whirlpool.

Blue Harbor Resort

This award winning resort is located just two hours north in nearby and scenic Sheboygan, WI, known as the “Malibu of the Midwest.” It’s definitely worth a drive for a one-night or weekend getaway! We’re going soon and the kids are going to LOVE IT! We’re going to enjoy the fun and beautiful views of Lake Michigan, too.

The mini glow golf course will be a bit hit. I’ll be sure to update with our favorite parts after our visit so check back! Want to check it out? Visit BlueHarborResort.com or call 866.701.BLUE for more information.

Blue Harbor Resort

My readers receive FREE Water Park Passes and savings up to 30% OFF with this exclusive Blue Harbor Resort coupon.

Written in partnership with US Family Guides & Blue Harbor Resort & Spa. Any opinions are my own.

Spring cleaning and turning 30

You guys. I turn 30 on Friday.

I love having an April birthday… it’s spring, the warmer weather is coming, the sun is out, and we get some fantastic rain storms.

THIS April, I turn 30.

My typical annual spring cleaning seems to have a different meaning this year… out with the old, in with the new. Goodbye to the twenties, hello to the thirties.

Spring cleaning to welcome a new decade…

Clean out that wardrobe! I always have to put away my winter clothes at the end of the season and pull

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Spring Shopping: OshKosh B’Gosh (coupon)

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’Gosh. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Winter is always rough when you have little kids in the house. Playing in the snow is fun… the first time or two… but by the end of the season we just want to get OUT of the house! We want some sunshine and vitamin d, we want to explore the outdoors and have some fun!

For the past week we’ve been enjoying some wonderful spring weather–finally! We packed

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Urbini Dream Nursery Instagram Contest

I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Urbini. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

By now you may be familiar with Urbini—the new baby gear brand headquartered in Boston that’s making waves with its strollers and car seats. We have the super lightweight and awesome Hummingbird stroller.

I’m thrilled to help announce that Urbini has a NEW line of nursery furniture! To showcase this line, Urbini has created the Urbini Read More…

Clean Eating Tips for Beginners

As many of you know, my husband and I recently overhauled the ingredients in our kitchen. I went all in and threw away most processed and refined foods. Out with all the added sugar! We aim for fresh foods, organic meats and produce, less dairy, and the occasional complex carbs like whole grains. It has been wonderful! We have more energy, have both lost weight, and just feel better all around.

Before we started this lifestyle, I thought it would be difficult. I hate to cook and I don’t meal plan very well. I

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A nursery room humidifier for your essential oils!

Winter in the midwest can be brutal—everyone gets sick, the house gets so dry, we’re stuck indoors… (ps: there are 26 days until spring). We have a big humidifier always on in our basement to help combat the winter dryness, but I find that it still bothers me at night when we’re upstairs in our bedrooms for 6+ hours. Portable humidifiers are a beautiful thing!

We have the digital humidifier and diffuser from Babymoov. It’s in our (almost) 3-year-old daughter’s room most of the time, but we move it around if someone isn’t

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