I know it sounds...wierd to say I censor my kids stuff- but so it is...
I also think the issue of children being interested in music that parents find "unacceptable" ( I dont like that word) is less likely to happen when the children have been raised well in a healthy happy home, from birth-
My children have been raised healthy and happy for last 4 +years, however before that it was an on and off thing (substance use/abuse and the secondary effects)- and maybe they tend to display more ...retaliating rebellious behavior than children who have been raised in a more consistent environment- so I may be referring to a tendency many parents on this board dont see with their kids- (the tendency to want to listen to shock music, with cussing/violence graphic sex violent sex etc- maybe this will never be much of an issue for you
or maybe it is with folks here too, I d like to hear from MargeretofA on this one,
yes it is the listening to it repeatedly for 8 hours that I have issues with - She sets the CD on the computer and it plays and plays- that brings to mind a simple solution tho DUH
I could just suggest that if she wants to listen to it she could set it up to play just once-
OMGosh I cant believe I didnt think of that- humph- thanks for interacting with me ((Arduinna)), I cant believe I didnt "get "that on my own
I would also love to explore the topic of music censorship at any time with our children and hope that doesnt seem to volitile a topic- I can certainly respect parents who choose to censor more or not at all -or dont feel the music I am referring to is aggressive or whatEVER opinion is out there, Im open to respecting it-Im just curious what others on this board are doing...
I do allow my older kids to listen to stuff with some cuss words and sex<sigh> but not around the younger kids-altho the violent stuff I say turn it off -I do not feel I can ask them to NOT listen to something when they are out with their friends or something, one would hope that by the time they are 14 & 16 they would have developed styles that would not want to hear all that f%$8 You mother &*^^& kick your a898797 blow your &*& off and so forth anyways,
and then when the middle kids, 9 and 10, see the older ones listening to it they get curious about it- but thats ok in the long run because we can discuss it but its a pain when I see my 10 year old son want to rap with m&m (who I actually consider not to be anywhere near as hardcore as some of the otrhers Ive heard)-<sigh>
Do I have a case of wanting my babies not to grow up? I know I am much older(Ill be 42 soon) then many here but I deem it a case of wise not old so I dont think Im being "old fashioned" - looking forward to input