Teaching Your Kids About Good Music is So Important
I've got 2 kids, and I'm worried about them. My 10 year-old has already received an introduction to good music from his old man. Mind you, I know I am not the absolute authority on what is good and bad (no one is), but I've been playing hit music on the radio for many years now - so, I have and idea. I am proud of my son's musical choices, he's starting to develop his own style and tastes. While I don't necessarily love them all, I love the fact that he does.
My 1 year old is a different issue altogether. She is starting to sing more everyday, and obviously loves music. My wife listens to Maroon 5 and Ed Sheeran with her, and I have heard her try to sing along. That's fine, I think both Adam Levine and the musical leprechaun make good music, I want to start her a bit earlier than that - chronologically speaking.
So far, she loves the Police, Dire Straits, and Journey. Not "singing along," love, but definitely dancing along and smiling to some of the more "poppy" sounds. I don't think she's into Zeppelin yet, but I'm hoping that's a phase.
If you think I'm being overbearing, I get it. Just know that I'm trying to do better for my kids than was done for me. When I was my son's age I liked Barry Manilow and had no idea who Ozzy Ozbourne was - it was embarrassing. I'm just trying to avoid having that after-school special talk with my kids when I find a Nickleback T-shirt hidden in their room.