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Why learning to make music is amazing for children

Lisa Salmon
CHILDREN benefit hugely from learning to make music – not only from the joy music can bring to them and others, but also from the way music-making can boost wellbeing, academic attainment and personal development.

Ask the Expert: How is our divorce likely to affect our children?

Q: MY HUSBAND and I have just split up – how are our children likely to react in these early stages of the separation? Child psychotherapist Rachel Melville-Thomas, spokesperson for the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), says: "In the complicated task of setting up two homes and new arrangements for children to see both parents, how are the children really feeling as time goes on? Much of this depends on their age, and the circumstances around the now-separated family.