Parenting is tough in today's day and age

Parenting is tough in today's day and age
Parenting is not like it used to be.

Parenting is not like it used to be. You didn't have to worry about your kids having access to pornography and explicit music with just a few click strokes on a phone or computer.  This is a new day and age and quite frankly I don't like it.

As a mother with three sets of girls at varying ages, I have seen dramatic changes in the world. It used to be that I could put blocks on cable channels and parental controls on our family desktop computer, but now most every child has a cell phone, and expensive ones at that! I got my twin 9yr olds phones for Christmas last year and I have to say it is one of my biggest parenting mistakes. I regret ever buying the phones because all they want to do is watch YouTube tutorials and play some idiotic "Granny" game, not to mention the dozens of Musical.ly videos they watch and create.  Those are kinda cute but I can't help but think of psycho pedophiles who lurk the internet looking of innocent, naive children.

Then, there's popular hip hop music they want to hear and they don't know what the lyrics are talking about, at least I don't think they do. But I don't want my girls singing about weed and weaves and ni**as and b*tches and all the other madness that's played all day everyday on the radio. I try turning to Kidzbop but their friends tease them while they're in the car with us and call us lame.  I don't wanna slap somebody else's child so I try to be nice, but I guess what I'm saying is:

Parenting is tough in today's day and age.

I do know that I am the parent and I set the precedent but it's just tough. I can't help but think that children in other parts of the world are using phones to learn foreign languages and currencies while American children seem placated and hypnotized by pure-dee foolishness. I look at kids and think, they are just wasting colossal hours of time.

I took my girls and their friend to bible study tonight and sure enough, the girls wanted me to change from gospel aerobics to a hip hop station. After a few bars about the things I listed above, I changed the channel and said, "Girls, I just can't do it" so back to Kidzbop we went. I know we may be lame and I may be old fashioned, but I just want the best for my girls.

Like I said,

Parenting is tough in today's day and age.

All  could think driving home was Lord, help us. 

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About Me: I'm a wife and mom of six daughters known as "The Fitness Evangelist" because of my ability to take ordinary fitness classes and turn them into worshipful experiences. I have graduate degrees in Writing and Exercise Science and Health Promotion, and I'm also a certified fitness instructor through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. I can speak on entrepreneurship because I help people with their health and fitness goals any where in the world through my business with Total Life Changes. For more information about me, you can visit my website at http://elanainspires.com or go directly to my TLC website for product information http://totallifechanges.com/elanainspires. IBO #8154411.

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