I listen to far worse in the car with the kids than a bit of tame Eminem. I don't like him anymore anyway his earlier stuff was good but now he's gone boring and mainstream...trying to make money I guess.
If my 13 y/o was listening to that sort of music I would be relieved that they weren't emo and that they had good taste in music. I don't think I would allow my child to stay living with me if they were Coldplay or Angus and Julia Stone fans YUKKKK
Yep I would and my kids listen to him now when im playing it (his earlier stuff) I also listen to ICP and other crude things around my kids. They know its music, they know the arent to repeat the naughty words and they know its not real.
I dunno, probably.
I like Eminem because his songs often tend to be about personal issues, rather than just singing about something random that has nothing to do with him. I also think a lot of his songs have some sort of message...
I dislike the songs about using girls/women for sex (esp. the D12 songs... ew), etc, but I do like some of the others.
I don't believe though, that just because you listen to something your life will turn out that way. I am not violent or anything - but I listened to plenty of Eminem when I was a teenager. I liked Stan the best I think...
Anyway, yeah, I'd probably allow it. Obviously it's different to let a 15-year-old listen than a 6-year-old...
Frankly, I would be fooling myself if I thought that I could control what my (hypothetical) 13yr old listens to. Cant shelter the kid forever. Im sure he'd download the song himself and play it on his ipod, whether I approve or not. My son is 7 and listens to Linkin Park and other 'questionable' artists...but he also listens to alot of 'wholesome, good' artists.
And for what its worth....I loved Eminem growing up and used to listen to his album ALOT. I knew his songs were a bit on the rough side and even though I loved the songs, I am yet to stuff my girlfriend in the boot of my car and take her off to bury her in the woods as a result of listening to it.
My kids listen to him now. As my husband listens to him in the car often. I bring my kids up to have better values and that what he sings about is just that a song. Ps I'd love to go see his concert.
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