Why we really need to think about what our kids listen to

I walked down stairs a earlier today from putting my son down for his nap and my 4 year old was sitting at her computer crying.  She was doing her “other school” (abcMouse.com), so I was confused.  My husband shed some light on the situation for me; she had been listening to a song on the program,  REALLY listening to it, and the lyrics to the song upset her.

How could a program aimed at 2-5 year olds have such upsetting songs on it?  Well, because the song is an age old standard lullaby.  The song is Rock-a-bye Baby.  The song seems innocent enough, a sweet melody that many parents have used to sing their little ones to sleep for generations.  When I asked M what was wrong her only words were “the baby…” and she started crying again.  I was at a loss for what to tell here because I will admit the song is creepy.  When she was little, I would hum the melody but wouldn’t sing the words to her.  In the end all I could say is that “it is just a song, no real baby was hurt” and “don’t worry, you don’t have to hear the song again”.


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Brandilyn is a middle-aged (When the hell did that happen?) stay-at-home mom to 3 beautiful children (of course she is biased). She started reading M/M Romance and Gay fiction in early 2012 and was quickly hooked. In her first 18 months as a M/M Romance fan, she read over 900 titles in the genre (not counting re-reads), ranging from shorts to epic novels. She reads across all tropes within the Gay Fiction genre…. except Regency, she has never found a love for Regency. A native Texan she finds Texas to the be almost perfect… except for one thing, their treatment of the GLBTQ community. This blog is her brain child and she is happy to welcome some fellow GLBTQ supporters to review here and help promote equality (oh and of course fangirl/fanboy over their favorite authors and works).

7 thoughts on “Why we really need to think about what our kids listen to

  1. Aw, poor girl. I've noticed that too about a lot of old lullabies and nursery rhymes – they are kind of creepy or weird. Crazy that we've been singing them to our kids forever without really thinking about the words!

  2. My mom has time and again told me that a lot of nursery rhymes don't have nice messages so she wants me to screen all the stuff I'm gonna let my baby listen to. We just really don't mind it cause we're so used to hearing these songs.

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