A Recital Disaster and Avoiding Overscheduling for 01/27/2018
Dear Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: At a recent piano recital, my daughter bombed. For weeks leading up to it the teacher asked my daughter to stop and practice this one section more because she wasn’t getting it. I also kept calling my daughter out when she practiced, to stop and try it again. My daughter would get mad, but I was just doing what the teacher kept asking her to do. Considering the less than stellar performance, what do we say to her about it? — Disappointed

Dear Disappointed: Before I answer, I have one question for you to ponder: Do you want to be honest or kind? Because you likely can’t be both.

Updated: Sat Jan 27, 2018


A Recital Disaster and Avoiding Overscheduling for 01/27/2018