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If you are a parent of a child currently taking music lessons, bear in mind that this is a long-term commitment. Your child is not going to show jaw-dropping improvements week in, week out. There will be ups and downs, and the child will need to learn to persevere through the tougher times. Parents will need to be supportive, patient, and strict at the same time. To quit learning when facing with difficulties is definitely not a good idea, we should instead use these opportunities to build stronger character in the child. Besides that, all of the years spent in music education will yield its benefits as the child grows up.

https://spinditty.com/learning/Learning-the-Violin-or-any-instrument-as-a-Child-Teenager-and-Adult

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Laws permitting generalised surveillance, as well as a proposal for a new espionage act that could criminalise journalists and whistleblowers as spies, were cited by Reporters Without Borders as it knocked the UK down two places from last year, to 40th out of 180 countries in its World Press Freedom Index.

In the past five years, the UK has slipped 12 places down the index. Rebecca Vincent, RSF’s UK bureau director, said this year’s ranking would have been worse were it not for a general decline in press freedom around the world, making journalists in Britain comparatively better off than those in countries such as Turkey and Syria.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/apr/26/uk-world-press-freedom-index-reporters-without-borders?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other