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child development

A book authored by Eastman School of Music graduate Lauren Haley provides tips for how to develop motivation and talent in children through music. “Kids Aren’t Lazy” provides strategies for fostering self-direction, critical thinking, and creativity in children who are learning musical instruments. Haley is in Rochester to give a talk at the University of Rochester, but first, she joins us on Connections to discuss her research.

We’re also joined by a professional trumpeter and a child psychiatrist who discuss how to positively motivate kids to pursue and practice any hobby or interest they have, while also balancing other life priorities. In studio:

Medical University of South Carolina

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have begun working on a 10-year-long study involving more than 10,000 children across the U.S.

The study, which will track children through adolescence into early adulthood, is designed to understand how experiences such as social media, video games and smoking in childhood can influence development.