Children’s Songs Should Be Clean…not explicit…
Because Kids Should Just Be Kids
I read a part of a study in an issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs that kids who watch R-rated movies are more likely to smoke, have sex earlier, and even experience “teen aggression”.
And my guess is…that ain’t all that’s likely to happen.
And another guess of mine is…I’ll bet similar results can occur when they listen to R-rated music.
So, when people ask why I write the kind of children’s songs I write, I just have to smile and wonder why there would be any other kind. Kids should be allowed to be kids. Full of innocence, awe, and wonder. And the music they listen to should just be for fun. Not some excuse to teach them how to be intimate with the opposite sex, or even worse…how to beat up on or belittle others.
Sadly, so much music for mass consumption does just that.
Well, my kids music doesn’t do that. Never has. Never will. I still believe in the ideal of a child’s imagination. I still cater to that. My children’s songs will always seek to inspire, tickle the fancy, and spark the imagination of as many kids as possible. And I support any other singer/songwriters out there who will do the same.
I believe it’s much more loving to let kids be kids without the “adult” or R-rated stuff even adults shouldn’t be consuming.