We all struggle with getting a student to practice his violin.
This may sound simplistic, but part of the problem is just the idea of practicing. Your approach in getting him to practice is very important.
Practice is looked at as work, but playing is looked at as fun.  It may be helpful to just change the word you use to describe the activity.

"Let's play some bow games," will get a better response from young students than telling them to practice.

"Let's try playing along with that song you like."  Is something that you can do . . . even if it's just rhythm matching.  And it's a step into a brief practice session.

Sometimes success in making par on the golf course is in all in your approach shot. It can be that way in success in your violin practice too.
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Violin Tip of the Day - July 19
* Violin Tips for Practice and Rehearsals.

* Violin Technique and Exercises.

* How to Care for Your Violin.

* Inspiration and Motivation for Violinists, Fiddlers, or
   Anyone Interested in Stringed Instruments.
Violin Tip of the Day -- Violin Student Central -- February 1
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Today's Tip in a Nutshell:
Take care in the way you
approach your practice.
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