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When teaching barre chords the hardest thing for them to master is the position of having the first finger completely flat. They have been taught from day one to have a curved finger and now I tell them to flatten it. Usually F#m is my first barre chord and I teach a watered down version of it = xx4222. This way they are only using four strings. Then I introduce bm. It takes a while for kids to get barre chords but eventually after enough practice it will come.