Hi, I'm just wondering wwyd in my situation. My dd is 5 yrs old and has been taking suzuki violin since she was 3 1/2. At first she liked it, but has decided in the last 6 monthes or so that she hates it. She is a very strong willed child (she was a VERY high needs baby), so she has been really trying out the teacher. She has it in her mind that if everyone gets fed up with her she will get to quit. She can play her pieces perfectly, but only if I really get after her. She actually tries make them sound bad! I have been having a hard time with her at home lately, so I asked her teacher what I should be doing. He said that he thinks she has issues with control, and that I should seek professional help for her. He said that if I don't get her to a child psycologist(sp) my life will be a living hell in 10 years. I didn't say much to him except that I would talk to my husband about it. I really don't think she needs any professional help! After all, I'm afraid that "professional help" is just code for getting my child on drugs. My gut instinct is to quit the lessons for a while, have her play her violin at home, and then start her with a new teacher sometime next year. I don't think I want her to have a teacher that thinks of her as a problem! WWYD?