Hyperactivity, meltdowns, unable to listen? Maybe music is the answer.
When children are suffering with trauma, ADD, anxiety or autism, simple daily chores can prove incredibly difficult for many. The problem is, the symptoms can be similar, making it difficult to know how to handle them. Strong emotions, hyperactivity and the inability to follow simple instructions can make leaving the house or, calming them down for bed, almost impossible. Our family was no different. And then one day, I was trying to tell one of my children something for the 15th time, when a song came on the radio ... and he just started singing it. I mean, it went straight in where my words had failed. And that’s when I knew I had found a way in. Initially I started writing songs just to help me out. You know, songs to get their shoes on, brush their teeth, or songs to calm them down for bed. But they worked SO quickly, I started to realise I could teach children so much more. You see music is a universal language. It goes straight into the unconscious mind and it stays there, like nothing else can. And it stays there forever. In fact the part of the brain that stores music, is not even lost to alzheimers. So I ask you as a parent. If you knew this and you wanted to raise an awesome human being. If you wanted to reach your child and connect with them on their level and teach them how to be happy, what would you teach? Would you teach them that they are enough? Would you teach them are limitless? Would you teach them how to manage their thoughts and feelings and that they’re capable of anything? Or would you just stop at shoes?
The "Raise a Tiger" Programme
Teaching confidence and wellbeing to parents and children aged 2-7 years, through original music and FUN! No musical experience necessary.
"It's literally the best thing I have ever done with my child!" - Jordana Matsuda - Early Childhood Educator