At times, I feel like of the other suzuki parents around in our program, that I have had the hardest time and gotten the least results. I know that it is supposed to be about enjoying the moment, and being gentle and loving - but it gets very frustrating when Delta just refuses to do anything at a lesson, or does a refusal at practice. All the kids in the group he was in last year are a lot further along.... and the beginners that started in September are pretty much where Delta is now. I am so frustrated. Things have actually been improving since about Christmas time - and actually in the group that he is in now, he is mostly behaving better and is playing as well as the couple of kids that are further (except he mostly isn't doing fingers....)
So - just where is he? Delta still isn't playing Twinkles at all with fingers. He is playing the 4 note scale (it is called The Monkey Song here....) - but has been doing that since June. But he fusses and complains anytime he is to use fingers, and sometimes totally refuses. My dh doesn't say anything in front of Delta, but he is getting upset that Delta isn't playing anything yet - doing suzuki is my idea, and is really hard on our budget.