You walk into your home after work and get deafened by the loud music blasting from the radio. The walls and the floor are shaking but your son is oblivious. He is absolutely lost in his music, jumping around and pretending to be a rockstar.
You find yourself shaking your head and saying that’s not music. That is noise! It’s just someone shouting and making no sense while others make even more noise with their guitars and drums. Hmmm…remember when our parents used to say that about our favorite music?
Every generation complains of a generation gap, especially in music. Our great-grandparents preferred listening to jazz music or the blues. Our grandparents were listening to Frank Sinatra. Our parents were listening to rock and roll. We listened to metal, wave and R&B. Now the kids listen to hip hop and rap.
Most parents object to the language used by the singers or performers of hip hop and rap. They are such angry music which calls to our teens. It matches the mood of our angst filled kids.
Still, there are other performers popular among the kids that are good and are actually pleasant to listen to. Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Westlife and many other artists have produced quite a number of songs that are danceable and easy on our ears. There is actually quite a variety available.
Take the time to listen to your kid’s music. You may be surprised to find some that you like and you may just surprise your kids if you sing along to one of their favorite hits. It may even be something that brings you closer together.
[tags]parenting,teenagers,music,hiphop,rock and roll,Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlanke, Frank Sinatra[/tags]
Originally posted on July 29, 2006 @ 10:20 pm