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Is it a good idea for parents to force their child to take music lessons?

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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Probably Not

I think this depends on how we define "forced".
If the child seems to have some interest, but may be lacking the initial motivation, then a little prodding may be helpful. But completely forcing a child who has no interest will likely be non-beneficial.

In brief: Probably Not

I think this depends on how we define "forced".
If the child seems to have some interest, but may be lacking the initial motivation, then a little prodding may be helpful. But completely forcing a child who has no interest will likely be non-beneficial.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Dr. Paul Driscoll
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Encouraging an interest in music is very valuable, but forcing a child to take lessons is likely to be counterproductive.

In brief: No

Encouraging an interest in music is very valuable, but forcing a child to take lessons is likely to be counterproductive.
Dr. Paul Driscoll
Dr. Paul Driscoll
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