This is a difficult question to answer. I know I definitely like different
music then my teenage kids do. I grew up in the disco age of the 70s with
leisure suits and stacked shoes. My son loves hard rock music with deep heavy
base. But we both like the music of Kelly Clarkson. But that is the only thing
and my daughter like completely different music.
The music my daughter is listens to always depends on her mood. Some
parents just hate to listen to anything that their kids like. The only that my
daughter and I can agree upon is Broadway Music like "Mama Mia." The great thing
about the music is that it is form the 70s which I like the most. But other then
that she will listen to whatever is hot at the time which does not include jazz,
the blues, or way out country.
Being able to put up with my kids style of music can be very challenging
at time, especially when they want to have the sound blasting loudly from their
rooms. My son will always have the base very heavy and sometimes shakes the
house or car and we must tell him to turn down the volume and base. If you have
heard heavy base music from other vehicles at a stop light then you know what I
mean. I think all parents hope that their kids will grow out of it at some point
in their life.
There will always be one or two songs that parents and kids will like
together. But most of the time they will be at two different ends of the style
spectrum. I have seen that over the years with my parents who grew up in the 50s
and with a grandmother who loved Lawrence Welk.
I believe each generation will have their own style of music they like. As
time moves on more creative musicians and lyricist will write songs that we have
never heard before. Even when the musician write a new piece, his or her parents
most likely will not like the style of the music because it will be very
different then what they are used to listening especially if the piece is loud.
Maybe the only style of music parents and kids may like together is
gospel. Most kids and parent I know can agree of this type of music when it is
uplifting and spiritual. This type of music can bring the family closer
together. Parents and kids can like that same music but on a very limited basis.
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