What’s on your iPod Mom and Dad?
Perhaps this is a question your kids may have challenged you with.
In my many years of working with troubled youth… nearly all of them will justify listening to morally degrading lyrics and disturbing beats and rhythms; because, in their words, they appreciate the talent it takes to play it and it makes them feel good.
This is not solely limited to the kids. Today’s parents also seem to justify listening to the culture’s greatest hits.
If we were to follow that same train of logic, we will see that it took talent for Adolph Hitler to systematically massacre millions and it made him feel good.
In today’s toxic culture we have to remember that everything our kids enjoy isn’t necessarily good for them. Also, as good parents should, we have to remember the same rule applies to us.
Conversation Starter: Evaluate what is on your iPod, or in your music collection. What are some steps you can take to begin to eliminate music that may not be appropriate?