When I was about 8 years old, I was obsessed with the song "We Fit Together" by O-Town. Here are some sample lyrics:
"I wanna go all night , ain't no stoppin' 'till the breakin' of the dawn
I wanna go inside every corner, girl you really turn me on
I wanna go knock knock, our bodies to the beat and when the morning comes
We're letting the sun shine, we'll stay in bed
You can't separate us, we fit together"
Clearly, not an appropriate song for an 8-year-old to be singing. My father forbade me to listen to it, and I was upset about it...until I listened to it again at 13 and finally realized why.
When I was a kid, I paid attention to the music, not the lyrics. I didn't understand the sexual connotations of this song. As music continuously gets more explicit, kids are exposed to more sexual terms at a younger age.
But there's no guarantee they understand them - like when a 5-year-old Toddlers and Tiaras
star sang LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" at NYC nightclub Libation, according to The Huffington Post
. While this raises a whole host of parenting questions (like what a 5-year-old was doing at a nightclub), little Isabella Barrett didn't really understand what she was talking about. How could she? She's 5.Do you have any songs that you loved as kids that you didn't realize were sexual? Have you had any experiences with kids like this?
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