Have you read the “Six Words You Should Say,” circling around with parents and educators on social media? It started with this article. The gist: the most important words you can say to your child aren’t, “good job” or “I am proud of you.” Nope, kids just want to know that you love to watch them play.
Thinking back on times of my life that I’ve been the most disappointed, many of them seem to be a lack of recognition or encouragement from someone I looked up to. Yes, I will admit that I like more attention than most, but I think that’s something many performers can identify with.
When I first arrived my 6-12 Choir position, many of my classes barely sang- especially in performance! It would be so stressful, up on that stage, in front of a class that I’d practiced and practiced with, to have them barely make a peep. Of course, everyone would tell