swearing.my sons 13 thinks its ok to listen to music with swearing in....i think not

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Nelly - posted on 06/19/2012

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It's not allowed in our house. We monitor what our children can watch and what they can listen to. Inmy opinion headphones are ending the message I don't want you to listen to this kindof music but if I don't hear it then it's ok.

Elizabeth - posted on 07/10/2012

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You can not remove all exposures. That being said, it is your home. I am thinking swearing is not tolerated there, and that is a good thing. I don't tolerate it either. My kids aren't allowed to listen to songs like that in my home or buy music at the music store like that..There are certain artists that I have nixed altogether. I can't control everything they hear, but I do control what comes into my home. End of story. Besides, its not like there aren't alternatives out there...some of the new christian rocks bands blow mainstream away.

Your home is supposed to be your haven, Im of the opinion that the dirt of the world can park its self outside my door.

Hannah - posted on 06/24/2012

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At this time its hard to find a song thats good and doest have a little swearing. So i would say ok but around little kid have him use head phones.

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Amy Nicole - posted on 11/11/2013

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I let my teens listen to music with cursing in it but they know better not to say it.
If i catch them saying it i will warn once and the second time there are punishments handed out.
Let them listen to it but warn them if they swear there will be punishments.
Don't warn them every single time they want to listen to a song or something just sometimes.

Lakota - posted on 07/02/2012

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One of the mother's said "Lighten up". Um.....no. Don't lighten up. If its not ok with you, then it's not ok with you. Yes, they will hear it at school, in certain movies, and many other places. That doesn't mean that while he's around you or in your home that you should let it be ok. This isn't a right of passage or anything. As his parent, it is your job to set standards and teach him that those words aren't ok. Of course, he will repeat the words while you aren't listening. But, he needs to know that you disapprove.

Carla - posted on 06/30/2012

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My sons are 11 and 12, and I really don't care for it. However, it is true that it's hard to find music without some. Also, there is the matter of youtube. My boys are on there with their Kindle's, and they watch how to play certain video games. The makers of these videos swear more than what's heard in songs. I take them away, but then they listen to music. I guess as long as I don't hear it coming from their mouths, all I can hope for is that my teaching influences them more than what they hear. So far, that seems to be the case.

Momma - posted on 06/18/2012

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Lighten up! I'm guessing you don't let him watch PG-13 movies either? How sheltered do you want your son to be? They hear swearing at school, so it's nothing new.

Cayla - posted on 05/16/2012

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Make a compromise: He can listen to it with headphones and as long as he doesnt use the language anywhere he can still listen to it.

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I would definitely make sure he doesn't listen to it around her! She isn't old enough to know not to repeat what she has heard. Just make it a condition to his listening to that type of music. I don't want to listen to it either so my kids have to use headphones.

Suzanne - posted on 11/30/2008

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like your answer.my son always chooses to play it when his 7yr old sister is around.i no he does it on purpose to annoy me .so to get my own back i just switch off the pc and say your banned lol xxx

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My teenagers, 14 & 17 also like to listen to that kind of music sometimes. It's what their friends listen to and they want to fit in. I let them know that I do not want to hear that kind of language coming out of their mouths. If I do then they can't listen anymore. Dealing with teenagers means learning to compromise. I choose to fight my battles wisely.

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