I was just reading a really interesting blog that I came across - Music Noodle and wanted to share.
Here is just a part of it:
The more thoughtful and specific your feedback to your child's practice, the better they will respond. Take time to listen carefully and find things that you can make positive (but honest) comments on, even if other aspects of the playing were weak. If you are part of a Suzuki program and practice daily with your child, consider this YOUR practice time to master the art of positive reinforcement.
Read the rest of this great article at Music Doodle Blog.
Maybe the days of tears and tantrums over musical instrument practice could soon be over soon. That would be nice.