Musical Treasure Chest

As I'm sure every teacher finds, there are always those few pupils who never seem to practice! I understand that children are often very busy with numerous activities a week, but in their 20/30 minute lesson with me each week they aren't going to become a musician, (sorry it just doesn't work like that!) they need to practice at home. Not practising is something I often struggle to understand, as I was always playing instruments (and still do) whenever I get chance....when I was younger it was never a chore, and I certainly was never told to practice by my parents. As a teacher it is frustrating teaching children that don't practice. You find yourself repeating the same thing week after week