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September Capsule Week 4: Live Real

Updated: Oct 10, 2021

It's so easy to live in a flat world with everything on a computer screen, tablet or cell phone. This YouTube/Netflix culture we are raising families in today removes three-dimensional performance. This week focus on adding the other dimensions back into your children's senses.

7. Go to live theater. This doesn't have to cost any money, or it can. Live theater/comedy/music exists everywhere in the complimentary form, you just need to scout out the venues. Of course when you can, support local performance companies and bands, or if you can splurge, take your family to a professional production.

I will always remember the excitement I experienced seeing Les Miserables on Broadway when I was 10 years old with my parents.

8. Broaden your family's palette for music. Instead of playing top 40's in the car, or the same two stations each day, surprise the kids with classical or something out of the norm. My experience is that their ears will listen with joy and openness, not resistance.

I recall when I was a teenager reading a study that attributed better productivity and scores to listening to classical music. I tried it and not only did I do better but felt calmer and healthier.

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