They may show no interest in the child, or withhold affection or even fail to recognize the child's presence.Many times the parent is physically there but emotionally unavailable.You can chart the student’s progress in the lesson and set them tasks, so that it’s clear what they need to practise, and you can also encourage the parent to use it to comment on the child’s practice. Encourage parental involvement as much as possible — ensure that they understand that their support is vital to their child’s achievements, particularly in the early years.
Putting down a child's worth or belittling their needs are some ways this type of emotional abuse may manifest.Other examples can include telling a child to leave, or worse, to get out of your face, calling him names or telling the child that he is worthless, making a child the family scapegoat or blaming him for family/sibling problems.Failing to respond to or consistently interact with your child constitutes emotional and psychological abuse. Terrorizing Parents who use threats, yelling and cursing are doing serious psychological damage to their children.Singling out one child to criticize and punish or ridiculing her for displaying normal emotions is abusive.Vachon says he had a half-hour phone call with a parent on the day of a class concert.
‘She explained that the student might not be able to play on account of problems with her lucky shirt.’ Despite these horror stories, every teacher I spoke to was at pains to emphasise that they on the whole have very good relationships with the parents of their pupils – that their support motivates their children to greater things, and in many cases teacher and parent become good friends.At the following lesson, the little girl’s mother came in to explain that they’d just taken it in to be repaired and would get it back in seven days’ time.She then scrabbled in her bag and produced a small box of chocolates.He then played it slurred in fours and landed on a B fl at. ’ At the other end of the scale, so to speak, there’s the well-meaning parent – less intimidating for the teacher but deadly as far as the instrument is concerned.Those with no knowledge of the delicate workings of violins are oddly tempted to dabble in repair work.In another incident, parents attempted to place the blame on the teacher for damage to a violin.