That was a good one and just what I needed.dtoh wrote:All I can say is that if you expect someone to follow the suggestions of a family member (particularly a spouse or parent), then you're an idiot.... and if you get upset when they don't then you're a total moron. Nothing personal. Just speaking from experience
And speaking of making suggestions to a family member about their nails, here is a helpful instructional video.
Umm, if it's her guitar, then it's her choice to ruin it or not. Point out the consequences of her actions, if you must, but let her choose and suffer any consequences. Let it go.Laudiesdad69 wrote: I just gave her the guitar for her birthday about a month ago, and she is leaving nail marks on the finger board.
Umm, the only thing you have control over is your own actions. If that is your position then state it simply and be true to your word. It doesn't have to be an emotional discussion. Let it go.Laudiesdad69 wrote: So, I told her that if she wants to play guitar with me she has to cut them, or else I am not going to be a part of it.
Umm, It sounds to me like you have more invested in this than she does. She has to come to it on her own, or not. _You_ have to be OK with whatever _she_ chooses. Let it go.Laudiesdad69 wrote: But I am getting tired of her waiting weeks for fake nails to be cut, and her not playing. Then when she wants to play, I have to go and show her everything from the previous lessons as she can't remember what to play. Really frustrating for me.
I feel that what I am doing with her is wasting my time, because she forgets and has to start from square one. The more I think about it, the angrier I get. I feel like I wasted a good guitar on her now that she isn't going to play for the next several weeks. I am thinking about just dumping her as a lesson. My time is valuable and this is just a waste. This happen to any of you? Any suggestions.
I agree. Pick your battles.....michaeledward64 wrote:My suggestion is you cherish your time with your daughter.
It is far more valuable than nail impressions on a fingerboard.
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