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"Honey Dew" arrangement 3, by Neil Moore performed by Karissa (8 years old).
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Music is built of: BASS, HARMONY and MELODY. We sing the melody and underneath is a sound of music (bass and harmony). On the piano when left hand is playing bass and right hand is playing harmony we are playing ACCOMPANIMENT. In accompaniment the melody is provided by us singing, or sombody else is singing, or a choir or another instrument like a violin, for example, could be playing the melody.
We make mistakes, we punish when we should connect, we yell when we know a quiet voice is more effective. We allow our kids to trigger us, we live in our own childhood memories and operate from that place. We let them stay on their iPads too long, eat the wrong foods sometimes and stay up too late on the weekdays. We show up late, forget to remind them to return their library book. IT’S OK! Perfection is impossible and overrated and making mistakes is normal. Forgive yourself, move forward...it’s OK. You are ok, and this non-judge-mental mom is telling you to be kind to yourself. Because that’s all they want when missteps are made, just to be told it’s ok. . . . . #laparents #parenting #parentingcoach #love #beautiful #quote #humanity #mom #momlife #motherhood #dad #dadlife #fatherhood #consciousparenting #naturalparenting #peacefulparenting #peaceandparenting #attachmentparenting #handinhandparenting #teen #tween #toddler #baby #children #kids #cosleeeping #babywearing #breastfeeding #bekindtoyourself
This kid has the whole #beachlife thing down. #WellTraveledKids
Our in-class show today will be magical! Starts at 12:30pm! DM for details if you would like to come ⭐️✨👏 our littles have worked so hard on all of their dances ☺️ • • • #ballet #jazz #tap #hiphop #performance #inclassshow #showforparents #laparents #lamommies #losangeles #dancestudio #performanceopp #ladance #dancers #fun #love #hollynoelledance
Improv with Carl Owens. It is great when we are enabled to just play together:) He picks a song, we look at the lyric and chord progressions and find our own way:)
Hey Los Angeles, Grey, Gloom, and overcast got you down? Come enjoy some family-fun and cheer with a Creating Arts Company interactive, immersive one-hour show only at The Pico, conveniently located in West Los Angeles! This is the last weekend to see these fun shows before our new ones open! SNOW WHITE A PINT-SIZED PLAY 12-1pm and STAR QUEST A SPACE ADVENTURE MINI-MUSICAL 2-3pm Want to save 50% on GA or 30% on VIP, then do the double feature and see both! Book your tickets at www.creatingcentral.com (link in bio) #snowwhite #starquest #space #childrenstheatre #kidstheatre #lamoms #momsla #lafamily #laparent #laparents #weekendvibes #familyfuntime #familyfun #immersive #interactive #disneykids #lakids #losangeleskids #kidsevents #familyevent
In art we learn that the true measure of success is our feeling of fulfillment.
When 11-year-old boys fill out evaluation forms... #pubertydoesnthavetobesoawkward
Music as a life long companion 🎶 So fun to play and put up a show together:) "Bishop Street Blues", performed by Sam( 9 years old) with his sister Anna (11) supporting him in the background. Sam did a good job maintaining an even rhythm:) Smooth rhythm is a challenge and young students often need to work on it for a while before the awareness of "where to press" develops so that the segments are connected without "looking for it" pause in between the segments.
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Welcome @Little_Artist_Party to Great Big Family Play Day. They will be putting on several different interactive arts & crafts stations.
I get it life is stressful, I’m the punching bag...I get that too and have accepted that role semi-graciously. But I just want a month where nobody has feelings, can that be possible? I don’t want to have even my own feelings or rather my own triggers. Things are stored in our psyche, a fight with a friend, shame from a mistake, conflict with our significant other or just general stress around living. Those upsets aren’t always processed right away and then come out as triggers in our parenting. I’d just rather not do that, no thank you. So I do what I can to take care of myself; eat well, sleep, exercise, talk with my listening Partners and I just started meditating. Plus I have to remain calm around my girls allowing them the space for their feelings. I get it, I do try to do it everyday but it’s exhausting. So if we could just have a hold on feelings for a few weeks that would be great. Ha!! Never going to happen but one can dream. . . . #laparents #parenting #parentingcoach #love #beautiful #quote #humanity #mom #momlife #motherhood #dad #dadlife #fatherhood #consciousparenting #naturalparenting #peacefulparenting #peaceandparenting #attachmentparenting #handinhandparenting #teen #tween #toddler #baby #children #kids #cosleeeping #babywearing #breastfeeding
Music as a life long companion 🎶 The success of knowledge transfer is in reducing every information to a single thought process. Otherwise we create an overwhelm in student's brain. For example: in accompaniment, we play chords in a rhythmic fashion. First we learn the chords. Then when we achieve a comfort level with that layer of knowledge we can proceed with learning the rhythmic exchange between right and left hand. As long as the student has to think about where to press, the flow of rhythm can not arise. To a person passing by it might appear that this student has no rhythm. A trained teacher knows that is not true:)
Look at these siblings learning about being kind & doing good together using our Toolkits! (They may have been been fighting right before this picture, but now look at them 😂) #globalkidizens #forpurposekids
Kids in grades 1-6 can earn a free book this summer from @barnesandnoble by reading any 8 books and recording it in the reading journal linked in our bio! Turn in completed log by Sept 3 to any Barnes & Noble📚
I have way too many kids books, but when I see cool ones like this, it’s hard to refuse. I think it’s the combo of reading being important, and good design. Gets me every time. Do you have this problem or is it only me? #laparents #readingrainbow #bookstagram #motherhoodthroughinstagram
"Dreams Come True", by Neil Moore performed by Anna (11 years old) with her brother Sam (9) supporting her in the background.
Another day of camping in Silver Lake.
A mixed age environment should have intentional stations made all-inclusively so older children can discover literacy while younger children can gain tactile and sensorial information.
As the children were eating snack I was casually strumming my guitar for them. Soon, a palpable interest in playing instruments emerged. This is the day the “Ninja Kicks Band” was formed. They all requested I play “Everything is Awesome” and admittedly, my little heart trembled inside, yearning for my childhood days of Rafi. 🤷🏽‍♀️
Music as a life long companion 🎶 It feels so rewarding when kids come in arguing about who is going first:)
Welcome @naturespathorganic to Great Big Family Play Day. They will be a part of our Early Access breakfast serving cereal to our morning guests. #greatbigfamilyplayday
" Night Storm" performed by Jordan Muir Jordan had only 44 lessons. He has learned the basics, arrangements and all chord structures and composed a song. The advantage of learning in adulthood is that an adult has a developed focus, awareness in hands, intentionality and determination to learn.
Focusing on modifying behavior is a singular way to look at raising kids. It can be affect in the short term. Children will often comply when they know a punishment is looming. But at what cost? What does that “control” do to the inner emotionality of a human? What does it feel like when you are manipulated or controlled? How do you feel about the person who exerts this power or position? I was a control parent...bribery, threatening, withdrawal of my love, positive reinforcement. I tired it all and at times I felt like I was “in control” and the kids were compliant. But most often my requests were met with defiance and anger. All of my manipulations eroded our connection. My oldest rebelled and became really adversarial and my youngest complied and stuffed all her feelings, becoming withdrawn. Needless to say it didn’t work over time. When I began to build connection my girls started to follow my lead because they felt endured to me, because they wanted to please me. It isn’t always perfect, but what in life it? Things are great, we share a reciprocal relationship and are all much happier. . #laparents #parenting #parentingcoach #love #beautiful #quote #humanity #mom #momlife #motherhood #dad #dadlife #fatherhood #consciousparenting #naturalparenting #peacefulparenting #peaceandparenting #attachmentparenting #handinhandparenting #teen #tween #toddler #baby #children #kids #cosleeeping #babywearing #breastfeeding
😂😂😂. I’d like to add 6. Forms! Schools and camp forms all the time! Year round. Why isn’t there a universal form? No one knows. What would you add??? @marcformarc Twitter via @romperdotcom
Here’s why I love my preteen... today I was cranky, just not myself. When the girls and I sat down to eat they told me just that. I tried to pretend I was fine but then Esme suggested that I might need some Special Time! She was so right I needed it badly. Later in the night I had a late Skype client until 9. She and her sister went to bed while I was on my call. When I came out of my room this was waiting for me. “Detox Water”...not sure what she’s trying to tell me?? Ha! I love her so, her insightfulness and thoughtful nature, I love the young woman she is becoming and excited to accompany her in this new chapter. I ❤️my preteen. This connection stuff really works if you commit. . . . #laparents #parenting #parentingcoach #love #beautiful #quote #humanity #mom #momlife #motherhood #dad #dadlife #fatherhood #consciousparenting #naturalparenting #peacefulparenting #peaceandparenting #attachmentparenting #handinhandparenting #teen #tween #toddler #baby #children #kids #cosleeeping #babywearing #breastfeeding #connection
A world of harmony🎶 Like candle lighting a candle, an art teacher is creating equals, not followers. We grow what we give attention to. Being an artist themself empowered by the ones that came before, an art teacher gives attention to the inner power of each individual student, growing the best in each student, creating a world of artists. A world of enabled, empowered, fulfilled, harmonious human beings.
Music as a life long companion 🎶 "Danny Boy" performed by Jordan Muir Playing an instrument and poetry were a part of upbringing of knights. Jordan runs his boxing studio (JFM Boxing Club) and takes piano as an investment into his personal expansion.
Welcome @babyganics to Great Big Family Play Day. They are sponsoring the splash pad at the event with swim diapers and sunscreen as well as providing our official sunscreen stations at the festival. Babyganics’ mission is to help parents raise the next generation of healthy, happy babies. Babyganics products are made with parents (and babies) in mind, so they work the way you need them to!
Thank you @gilamassey and @staceybhenning for bringing together such a spectacular group of parents for some Adolessons! I love how open this group was, and it’s always so great to see parents take a proactive role in addressing sensitive topics like puberty and sexuality with their kids. #knowledgeispower #community #adolessons
Music as a life long companion 🎶 Melody is a right brain activity. Counting and speech is a left brain activity. In music we use both. It is interesting to observe the individual challenges due to "wiring" of a student. A person that is processing information dominantly from the left brain is able to follow directions. They steadily go from one point to the other. The challenge is to be in flow. That individual might count 1234 and pause, than 1234, pause. The strong side of that person is that they can retrace their steps. They have a good knowledge of separate parts. The challenge is connecting separate parts into one flow. A student that is processing information from the right brain knows that they "can". Somehow they are in tune that they already have all the knowledge and ability. The challenge is following directions and taking off. Once the right brain person takes off, they flow, however they are not able to retrace step by step. They can only "feel" the whole. Moving fingers on both hands connects both brain hemispheres. Left brain is connected to the right hand and opposite - Right brain to the left hand. Playing piano trains a student to get directions and connect small parts into one flow.
Who’s your favorite For-Purpose Kids character? Oh- you didn’t know we had different characters with different passions?!! Why yes! Rylan is our champion for people that are sick and she likes to help them by raising $ to donate. Deepu ❤️’s animals & likes to volunteer at his local animal shelter. There’s 3 more fun multi-cultural characters you can learn about on our website or by ordering our subscription (link in bio) #multicultural #kidsdoinggood
I have had many adults tell me things like: “Wait until their teenagers, the hormones and the attitude, they are awful...enjoy them now because everything changes.” It makes me feel sad when I hear things like that as if parents just give up when their child is needing them the most. It can’t be easy dealing with: body hair, periods, BO, acne, voice changes, sexuality, the hierarchy of social status and increased academic work. It all seems to happen in a year or two. Those are MAJOR changes in one’s life. I know we all had to go through it but I also remember how difficult it was and how alone I felt. I am staying close and coming with love to my sweet adolescent. Things are not always easy for her, so I don’t take the sass and indignation personally. I let it go and see her for the loving young woman she is and will become. It isn’t always easy and there are times I want to scream: STOP! Just stop and be that sweet 10 year old you were a minute ago, but I know that child is still there she is just having a difficult time regulating her own emotions and dealing with uncountable new elements. I ❤️ my adolescent. . . . . #laparents #parenting #parentingcoach #love #beautiful #quote #humanity #mom #momlife #motherhood #dad #dadlife #fatherhood #consciousparenting #naturalparenting #peacefulparenting #peaceandparenting #attachmentparenting #handinhandparenting #teen #tween #toddler #baby #children #kids #cosleeeping #babywearing #breastfeeding
Checking out the sloth with grandpa! 🐒 #lamoms what are some of your favorite places to visit?
#Repost It’s goin down this Sunday @comedyplayground with @get_repost ・・・ This Sunday May 20th 5pm! See the best teen and pre-teen comics raise the roof at The Hollywood Improv Comedy Club! with Comedy Playground's Sean Laguna, John Levisfitzgerald Autumn McGill, Amelia McGill, Grady Merritt,Riley St. John, Craft Brew Drew Bernstein, Levi Williams, Benjamin Plessala, Dash Williams and a whole lotta funny!! Perfect to bring the family to, and you do NOT wanna miss!! 5pm sharp! Get your tix on line at hollywood.improv.com and enter promo code CPP for $3.00 off entry tix. End the school year laughing!! #teens #preteens #comedy #hollywood #laparents #standup #improv #familyfun #losangeles
This Sunday May 20th 5pm! See the best teen and pre-teen comics raise the roof at The Hollywood Improv Comedy Club! with Comedy Playground's Sean Laguna, John Levisfitzgerald Autumn McGill, Amelia McGill, Grady Merritt,Riley St. John, Craft Brew Drew Bernstein, Levi Williams, Benjamin Plessala, Dash Williams and a whole lotta funny!! Perfect to bring the family to, and you do NOT wanna miss!! 5pm sharp! Get your tix on line at hollywood.improv.com and enter promo code CPP for $3.00 off entry tix. End the school year laughing!! #teens #preteens #comedy #hollywood #laparents #standup #improv #familyfun #losangeles
Continual growth 🎶 Carl Owens playing his favorites A piano lesson is a good way for an adult to stop the world and get off. It is a good "me" time and an investment into continual growth.
Art is a safe environment to learn to overcome challenges.
The mom. embroidered Dad Hat. on @theladoula #thebadmomsclub
Welcome @pumpstation to Great Big Family Play Day. They are providing breastfeeding support and resources in the New Family Lounge. The Pump Station & Nurtury is a resource center for new and expecting parents. We have 2 boutiques in Hollywood and Santa Monica where we offer pre & postnatal classes such as Baby Care 101, Breastfeeding, CPR, Mommy & Me and more. #greatbigfamilyplayday
Music as a life long companion 🎶 They have brightness shining in their eyes, They are little sweethearts, fountains of love, I get" huggie-pouhs", pictures and sweet notes on my magical dry erase board, We share universal love. Love between artists and individuals working on themselves, doing our best, appreciating the effort, respecting the work, acting in grace, bursting with joy, sharing our best, like little fireworks I remember being them:) When art is offered at a young age It becomes a sacred space of Never Never Land where duty and responsibility coexist with joy and creativity
School drop-offs complete. Sitting down to my cold oatmeal and lukewarm coffee before I get down to business. I don’t think I even like hot coffee anymore...🤔 Regram via @alexgar4 via @ymc.ca
Measuring our sunflower adds so much meaningful math in our vegetable garden. The flower is now taller than R who is 36 inches tall!
We had so much heartwarming fun celebrating the beautiful and hardworking mamas at our Mother’s Day Breakfast yesterday. Children worked all week to design bookmarks, cards, and bake chocolate chip cookies which they voted to make. #fairandsquare
Afternoons are for picnics 🌸🌹🌷🌼🍄☀️
#Repost @peaceandparenting with @get_repost ・・・ For sure don’t keep asking over and over, it never works, and although we know that many times we keep requesting? Why? What do we think will miraculously happen? If they aren’t responding here are some things to try: 1. Walk up to them nicely get on their level and ask calmly once only using please. 2. Get connected, they are likely disconnected. Offer to play with them for a few minutes before you ask again. 3. Do Special Time 4. Abandon the request and get involved in their world for a few and then request again. In close proximity and again with kindness and manners. Kids who can’t listen are running on 100 because they are disconnected. Your only hope is to find a way to get close to them or ask 100 times until you yell, punish and threaten and everyone is upset and crying. I think Play and connection take less time and create better outcomes. 😉 . . . . #laparents #parenting #parentingcoach #love #beautiful #quote #humanity #mom #momlife #motherhood #dad #dadlife #fatherhood #consciousparenting #naturalparenting #peacefulparenting #peaceandparenting #attachmentparenting #handinhandparenting #teen #tween #toddler #baby #children #kids #cosleeeping #babywearing #breastfeeding
Music as a life long companion 🎶 The nature of human focus is that it can only keep one thought at the time. This one operational thought creates an energetic charge. We want to be in charge of what thought is operational in case it is a negative thought creating a negative charge. This is where it is useful to play piano. By focusing on our fingers we can stop the operational thought and dissipate the negative emotional charge.
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Remind your children that anything is possible if they believe! Live theatre is a great place for children to learn to trust their instincts and believe in themselves! Theatre also provides children with a safe space to explore emotions and feelings, such as fear, sadness, joy, and excitement! #motivationmonday #motivationalmonday #motivatingkids #empoweringkids #theatrekid #laparent #laparents #lakids #losangeleskids #losangeles #westlosangeles #lafamily #socalmoms #socalparents #lathtr #losangelestheatre #childrenstheatre
For sure don’t keep asking over and over, it never works, and although we know that many times we keep requesting? Why? What do we think will miraculously happen? If they aren’t responding here are some things to try: 1. Walk up to them nicely get on their level and ask calmly once only using please. 2. Get connected, they are likely disconnected. Offer to play with them for a few minutes before you ask again. 3. Do Special Time 4. Abandon the request and get involved in their world for a few and then request again. In close proximity and again with kindness and manners. Kids who can’t listen are running on 100 because they are disconnected. Your only hope is to find a way to get close to them or ask 100 times until you yell, punish and threaten and everyone is upset and crying. I think Play and connection take less time and create better outcomes. 😉 . . . . #laparents #parenting #parentingcoach #love #beautiful #quote #humanity #mom #momlife #motherhood #dad #dadlife #fatherhood #consciousparenting #naturalparenting #peacefulparenting #peaceandparenting #attachmentparenting #handinhandparenting #teen #tween #toddler #baby #children #kids #cosleeeping #babywearing #breastfeeding
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -BF
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Music as a life long companion 🎶 The requirements for leaning piano are pretty basic: 1. Ability to press the keys 2. Focus 3. Playing( practice) 15 mins per day 4. Consistency
Who is ready for the summer? 🌞 . We are! We just can't wait! Not sure why, but these past few weeks have been feeling like summer break can't get here quick enough! There are so many fun events happening this summer and we can't wait to get to some! 🎠 . I'm also excited to announce that I have been working on a new website. I am adding blogs, vlogs and a section dedicated to all fun activities/events in Southern California. The goal is to have parents and kids Play More this summer! 🤸🏻‍♀️ . If you know of any/or are hosting any family event in SoCal please let me know so i can add it to my site. Will keep you posted on a launch date.🔅 . . . . . . . . . . . #letsplayparents #lamomblog #laparents #socalmoms #ladads #playlosangeles #playmore #playmoreburbank #laparenting #ocmoms #pasadenamom #lamommies #burbankmommies #familylife #socalchildren #socalparenting #parentingwin #playwithkids #laparent #latinamom #mommytips #funwithkids #socalparents #outdoorfun #summerwithkids
Music as a life long companion 🎶 It takes 5-7 years to get good at anything. There are different levels of knowledge: 1. Vague memory of learning something 2. Recognition - a student can identify correct answer out of multiple choices but can't explain the material 3. Reproduction but no application 4. Operational knowlege- high quality of knowledge, student can explain and apply the knowledge in life 5. Creative knowledge- highest level of knowledge when the foundational knowledge is used to create new material and spiritual goods.
Welcome @brighthorizons to Great Big Family Play Day. They offer early education to provide inspiration for your child…and child care to make life easy for you. Our infant, toddler and preschool programs are designed with working parents in mind. #greatbigfamilyplayday
These little faces are why we are so passionate about raising the next generation of global kid-izens 🌍 What was your favorite memory from Mother’s Day 2018? 🌼 Share in the comments below- we want to hear all about it! #globalkidizens #monday
Happy Monday mamas! Did you know that @underwoodfamilyfarms is open daily and there’s lots of fun for the kiddos. Families can pick-your-own fruit and veggies, enjoy educational farm tours, pony rides, and see all the animals in the animal center 🐥🐷 See details on mommybrain.com
I didn’t feel seen or heard, known well or understood. There wasn’t a person who empathized with my feelings. When I was upset and lashed out I was yelled at and punished. I grew up fearing I’d be in trouble. When I can talk about those aspects of growing up, hear and the hurt out loud it helps me heal and move on. It’s interesting though, that was the parent I would become when things became chaotic. I resorted to what I knew best. Part of this parenting approach encourages you to speak your own childhood upsets as a way of letting them go and beginning to dig them out of your psyche. It works. I have managed to be one a more aware and attuned parent partly by realizing my own hurts and speaking those aloud. . . . #laparents #parenting #parentingcoach #love #beautiful #quote #humanity #mom #momlife #motherhood #dad #dadlife #fatherhood #consciousparenting #naturalparenting #peacefulparenting #peaceandparenting #attachmentparenting #handinhandparenting #teen #tween #toddler #baby #children #kids #cosleeeping #babywearing #breastfeeding
I swear my tween and teen just had this same conversation. Here’s to all the kids trying to make it to summer, and all the parents and teachers trying to survive the barrage of year-end activities. May is endless. Regram from @heymissbaker
Part of a "Kiss from a rose" by Seal Poems and songs are very special gifts for the effort and thoughtfulness that they require:)
With older students, an app might be the way to go to optimize daily word workbook.
“Words are the currency of communication. A robust vocabulary improves all areas of communication — listening, speaking, reading and writing.” -Francie Alexander
Frequent exposure and practice with breaking apart and adding new words to a student's vocabulary will improve both their writing and reading abilities.
Happy Mother's Day🎶 Attention of a parent is powerful. It grows a child like sunshine grows a plant:)
Welcome @beechnutfoods to Great Big Family Play Day. They will be serving up healthy baby food at the New Family Lounge.