Music selection

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Music selection
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Mon, 05-05-2003 - 2:52pm
my daughter (11 in July) was hanging out with her best friend (who is our landlord's daughter - they live upstairs) she is 11 in august - anyway - she was listening to Z100 -which is a popular radio station here but for older kids - probably teens and above - they play a lot of rap, r&b - urban type music - what I would deem inappropriate for their age - I told my daughter she is not allowed to listen to that station and if her bf is listening to it - then she has to come downstairs - she listens to me - I told my neighbors that i thought the station was inappropriate and while they agree - they are very permissive with their daughter and are not a pro-active.

I was just wondering if anyone else limits what their kids listen to -

before the neighbor played this stuff for my dd she was happy listening to radio disney, now she feels like she's missing something

ugh!

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 05-05-2003 - 7:07pm
I agree with you. The music that my high school dd listens to, I still monitor that. Most of it is fine but some is not. I tell my older hs kids no CD's with advisory labels. Why does a 10 yo need to listen to that stuff? If you stop and listen to some of the lyrics, you will be surprised. I have had this discussion on the middle school board. I don't think she should have to listen to the Disney version of everything but why expose them to stuff they don't need to be exposed to yet? Stick to your guns, they grow up fast enough today without having to know all the words to "It's gettin hot in here...."
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 05-05-2003 - 7:15pm
I limit what they listen to, what they watch, what they read, etc. This world is way to much for kids these days. My kids listen to country music and even that is monitored. I veto many cartoons on tv because of the rude content(burping contests, etc) and I watch what my dd(11 in June) reads. I think you just can't be to careful these days!

Sherri

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 05-05-2003 - 10:28pm
Your daughter is giving you a big compliment on your parenting by coming downstairs like you asked. I think respect is difficult to teach kids these days. Ds and I like to listen to the radio while we're in the car on the way to school in the morning and we have the same problem. He agress with me that he's not ready for some of the lyrics on the station his bfriends' older brother listens to. Unfortunately the dj's tend to be real chatty on most of the other stations so we usually listen to classic rock and roll. I'm really proud of my son (and me) when he willingly turns the channel to something else when I ask him to change the station because the song isn't appropriate for his age.

I agree with your decision 100%. Shirley

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 05-06-2003 - 10:10am
Welcome, Shirley! Thanks for jumping in with your response. ITA. -Janet

Janet


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