Should I say No to a song download?

Tasha - posted on 09/26/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




My daughter (7) is on holiday with her grandparents and they have downloaded some music for her. Am I being too strict to not let them download the song "I kissed a girl and I liked it?" I believe the lyrics indicate that there is alcohol involved and she has kissed a girl and knew it was wrong but felt so right..

I have always been very careful on what television programmes and movies I let her watch and I will only play "family friendly" music in the car. I don't think she would of even heard this song before this holiday. I know that I cannot wrap her up in cotton wool forever.. What do other mums (Australian spelling) moms think?


Dove - posted on 09/26/2012




If you have a moral objection to the song... it's perfectly fine to say no to the download. My girls are a bit older and hear stuff on the radio and with friends, but they know that if I find it objectionable.... it doesn't go on their (under my account) youtube list and we talk about WHY I find it objectionable.


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Jodi - posted on 09/26/2012




Tasha, you think your 7 year old has never heard that song? Ok......

What do I think? Meh. I have a 7 year old daughter, and I think your daughter has heard the song before. Unless she is never allowed to go to a friend's house, or a school disco, or a school fete, or any number of places they play the radio, or little girls play together and sing their favourite songs. Girls this age LOVE Katy Perry, just saying. They'd be dancing their little hearts out at lunchtime to all their favourite songs, and they learn the songs from each other. I doubt a song like that will corrupt her.

Personally, for my 7 year old, that song doesn't phase me. But then, my daughter listens to Megadeath with her daddy, so....whatever. It's just music.

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Well, no... you need to uphold the morals you live by. If you are not happy with her hearing certain song lyrics then you have the right to say no. You are her parent after all.

I let my kids listen to pretty much what music I listen to, and yes that does mean they hear a little bad language sometimes. I address the concerns about what they are hearing as the issues come up. If I hear a lyric that is a bit dodgy we might discuss it, or sometimes the kids might draw my attention to something they find a little confusing and again, we discuss it. There is one song on JJJ at the moment though that has an excessive use of the "f" word, so we turn the volume down until it is finished :-)

(my kids are 6 and 9)

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