My first post, with the photo of a student and teacher, invited the comment there should be a third person pictured – the parent, implying that the parent learns as much as the student and the teacher (1 teaches, 3 learn). This is correct. We also educate or inform the parents so they can help us and their children. They are our natural allies even though it occasionally doesn’t seem like it. We then have to use our charm, energy and charisma to turn them into allies.
But first, we have to try to understand what is behind the questions, statements and affirmations that parents may make. They may not be speaking our language. They may not appreciate or understand that we are sensitive souls who are giving our all for art. They may not Continue reading