We are bound to face some tough decisions from time to time and I'm pretty sure this one can be added to the list..
Mariana wants to quit her clarinet (don't feel bad if you have no idea what it is!) lessons and we have to make the very grownup decision of either supporting her choice, or encouraging her to continue her clarinet lessons for the possible longterm benefits they may hold. Obviously children need to learn about commitment and the importance of sticking to and completing tasks that aren't necessarily enjoyable anymore. Question is: Is this the right time and way to enforce this life lesson?
Please let us know how you feel about this, especially if you've experienced a similar situation with your own children or growing up. Perhaps you wish your parents never let you quit those guitar lessons because that's the only thing that is now keeping you from starting that band (baby)! Or you might still be dealing with some anger issues originating from your childhood when you were forced to spend time trying to master something you hated. :)
Looking forward to your comments and insights into the matter!