Report Practicing when you have young kids- need support! in The Fingerboard Posted September 11, 2008 Hi, everyone I was a passionate amateur violinist until I had my three children, ages 5,3, and 15 mths, and I really want to start practicing and playing again. But when they are awake, they are either making demands when I try and play (want juice! need help! J. hit me! Mom come see!) or getting into trouble (the other day my daughter left the front door partly open and my 3 yr old let himself out- naked - with the baby following.) Anyone have any support/advice/words of encouragement? Usually at night when they are sleeping I am too tired, and I hate just putting TV on for them, it feels neglectful. Anybody else in the same boat? How do you ever concentrate and take the time you need? Thanks!