By Concerned Mother
I am not sure if I am just being sensitive about this, but taking my children to birthday parties has become really hard for me in recent times.
Party planners play all sorts of songs that children shouldn’t be encouraged to sing, and children are encouraged to twist and wind in the most suggestive ways possible with other children and adults at the party hailing the child that can “dig it” the most.
I once saw a seven year old boy dancing to the “Chop Banana” song at a party, he was holding his crotch and moving his body like he was thrusting!
I censor what my kids listen to at home, because kids pick up slangs and negative ideas from some of these songs, but I can’t censor what other parents play at their children’s party and I don’t want to deny my kids of going to their friends’ party. I have discussed this with some of my friends who are worried about it too but no one seems to know what to do about it.
I keep wondering is it so hard to find kid friendly songs to play at these parties or are we just being too complacent to care about the negative things these songs can do to our children.
I will really like to hear what other mothers have to say about this.