QUOTE(notmusimum @ Sep 21 2011, 04:05 PM)
QUOTE(Listener @ Sep 21 2011, 12:56 PM)
I can't imagine any sane parent consciously setting their child up to fail and I didn't think that was what I was advocating,
I didn't think so either which is why I suggested that wasn't what you meant.
Sad to say I have seen it done in real life where it was an unrealistic parental expectation (not music).
I think we (self-confessed pushy parent speaking) can all too easily develop unreasonable expectations or hopes without realising or meaning to, and that's our big worry: how to push enough but not too much, and how to know when to stop. The full-blooded pushy parent suffers not at all with that. Going with what the teacher/coach suggests can help if it's the right teacher (which we've largely been v fortunate with), but they can get carried away too, or have different expectations/aspirations for all sorts of reasons.
Anyway, as this thread is about NCO auditions, most commenting know what it is to push a child gently forward, and then silently panic in the dark hours about what we're doing to them. Children are remarkably resilient and forgiving, thankfully.
So GOOD LUCK to all auditioning, and also their parents/guardians/teachers. If they don't try they can't get in - and all of yours sound well up to it