Singing may help adults as well

In previous posts, we’ve stressed the magic of singing.  Children can hear the individual syllables in the words more easily in songs.

Today I want to mention that singing may help parents as well.  Many of us have experienced frustrating moments dealing with young children.

Repeating ourselves in a louder voice almost never works.  Singing, however, often works.

Barney’s clean up song seems to be universally popular these days.  Learn that one, a similar one, or make up your very own for your family.  Tension is often reduced and children cooperate so much better.  After all, it was Mary Poppins who taught us that “A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down in a most delightful way.”