> OMG, they could start using these bad swear words! No, wait, they already do,
> just like you.
I don't ever swear around my 4 1/2 year old. I don't think that I will, until he's of an adult age.
> At 13, kids nowadays know more bad words than I do. If some don't, they are
> probably living in another world, invented by their parents. I don't think
> swearing makes people bad, but come on: in the United States it's fashionable to
> demonize silly stuff. Pussies. Being grown up means going past what's wrong and
> seeing why it's wrong, not avoiding it altogether. People should learn to
> educate their children, not hiding stuff from them. And then let them decide
> what they think, because face it, they're people, not pets.
So I should probably start telling him tomorrow about the horrors of war? Maybe show him some rape video? How about we review why, exactly, Scott Peterson is going to die? It'll be fun to review how he killed his wife and mommy of his unborn baby! Then I could show him some cheery pictures of the halocaust. Then later we could fall asleep to some ass porn intermixed with snuff films. I mean, he's going to learn it all anyway, so I might as well expose the shit out of him now, right? As long as I educate all about it, it should be fine.
Given the state of our world, you are absolutely right - kids are exposed to this stuff everyday. Why would I voluntarily expose him to more? You're correct in thinking understanding is the cornerstone of bringing up kids properly, but that doesn't mean I need to expose him to shitty music around the house.
Maybe if he was around 15 I wouldn't care as much about the occasional fuck in his bad album, but that's not the point. The point is - someone is at fault for allowing parents to think they were buying a clean album when they were not. Whether you or I think it's okay to expose kids to it is irrelevant.