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The Power of Music to Reach Children

music Nov 13, 2019

Trying to get my children out in the mornings was just horrific.

One of my children was hyperactive and found it very difficult to follow simple instructions. He  was all over the place, jumping off things, throwing things and was unable to be still or calm in any way shape or form.  He was also really dissociated , which meant that he was really detached and found it very difficult just to tune in to what was happening, which meant that following any kind of instructions, or getting him to do anything, was pretty much impossible and I just felt like I was smashing my head up against a brick wall.

And then one day, purely by chance, a song came on the radio while we were trying to get out in the morning and I'd been saying something over and over and he wasn't listening, but as I was talking to him, he just started singing this song...and that was the moment that I realised that I'd found a way in, a way to reach him.

So when I first started writing songs, it was...

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