Sunday, April 18, 2010

Caution! Crossing ahead

My son has officially graduated from kids music to teen music. Gone are Disney acts Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, and Demi Lovato. New request for downloads are Usher, Jay-Z and Taio Cruz. He also started watching MTV which is the part that I am concerned about. The videos are more provocative, some very much over his age level. Is he conscious of the change in themes? Disney bands sing of puppy love, dreams, and whimsical fun. The MTV bands sing about love, but not the puppy kind; desire more than dreams; and good times fun. Is this more than the preteen can handle? I really can't tell. The exposure level is so great for his generation, its difficult to find any previous generation that digested more information at a faster rate. The information streams so fast, how much is absorbed and how much is static? There are certainly rules and regulations my son has to adhere to. I do find that kids have an innate sense of right and wrong, that imaginary line of what is appropriate and what is not. My son is on the verge of crossing from kid to teen. I need to find my footing fast, or that line will speed past me.


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