From Karen, Child's Age 11 - 07/25/02 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
This is not really 'weight related' but I have a problem and I need some advice. My daughter Maggie likes Eminem. I don't want her to be exposed to all of his explicit content, I mean all of his language and violence. Is there anything I could do to keep her away from him or what should I do. Everyone says I'm to overprotective of her I don't let her watch PG-13 movies I rarley even let her watch PG movies. She likes him though and I don't want her to. I need some help.
Reply from Alex, Child's Age 13 - 07/09/04  - IP#:
If you dont expose your child to things she is going to be litereally eaten alive in middle school, people are vicious there!

Reply from maggie b, Child's Age 13 - 05/10/04  - IP#:
i am a teen and its none of my bissenuss but it seems like you should let her be exposed to m ore things like pg movies and pg13 movies not all pg13 movies but a few of them aren't bad and i understand you may not like her listening to m&m but don't takeeverything away kids lesrn things better if theyt learn from their mistakes think about what i said thanx

Reply from nun ya, Child's Age 11 - 04/29/04  - IP#:
screw you eminem is da best raper and let pg 13 no big deal

Reply from Michelle, Child's Age 11 - 03/31/04  - IP#:
Don't worry, you're daughter will get over it! I know this because i was obsessed with Eminem myself. Then finally more music came out and he was a no one. Also don't tell you're child not to listen to it , but make some 1 ground rule. Only the clean version becuase i've heard the dirty virsion and it's not pretty. Just let her listen to him the obsession phase will pass. If you need any advice email me at

Reply from hannah, Child's Age 10 - 03/23/04  - IP#:
look my daughter is 10 and she is alowed 2 watch pg and 12 and 15 and sometimes 18s u r being a bit overprotective i had her when i was 14 i am now 24 i am very protective as well but pg women i cant blive u i am really sorry but lolz im ob smacked the band is fine as well i love him so let her be and let her b abel 2 watch 12s or even 15 k good luck xxx

Reply from ?????>?, Child's Age 10 - 02/01/04  - IP#:
i think she should be able to watch rated r because im 10 i can watch rated r movies and listen Eminem hes so hot! plus his music rules

Reply from Ray Ray, Child's Age 12 - 08/25/03  - IP#:
I absolutly LOVE eminem! I know what you mean about the words but personally I've been hearing the same exact things at school since 4th grade! Bye the edited versions (thats what my parents make me do) and let her watch PG-13 movies chances are the things your trying to protect her from hearing or seeing, shes already heard about!

Reply from GwenStfni, Child's Age 25 - 12/29/02  - IP#:
I support your decision regarding Eminem. At 11, your daughter should not be subjected to that sort of language and lifestyle. Kids grow up too fast these days. If she can be a kid, let her be a kid. I'm 25 years old and I don't have any children but if I saw an 11 year old child listening to Eminem, I would think she had some negligent parents. Kids are so vulnerable at that age. They're going to repeat what they hear. To the person who said it makes the difference between the "cool" kids and the not cool kids. That's total BS. It's not a matter of being "cool" it's a matter of being a sheep, a part of the herd. Teach your daughter self confidence and respect. If she has confidence and is able to portray it among her peers, they are going to respect her decisions and actions.
Reply from Marley, Child's Age 12 - 12/28/02  - IP#:
whoops, i don't have a child, i ment i am 12, sorry!
Reply from Marley, Child's Age 12 - 12/28/02  - IP#:
yeah,. i'm not a child, but i love eminem. His words give me confidence. If my parents didn't let me get his CD's, i would be more likely to turn out more rebelious like most of my friends who aren't aloud to listen to him. My one friend isn't aloud to listen to him, and she loves him more then i do. She says she wants to marry him and just some scary stuff. Yes i do swear and started to more when i listened to him more. Some people (like me) like him because he's like us, and we know what he's talking about it and we have a voice, and it's nice to have one. And the content part, well, if your child is 11 and goes to public school, she is already exposed to that. There is no excaping what people say, she'll run into it sooner or later. Maybe you are being to over protective, and maybe you need to let her go out on her own a little bit. And who knows, your daughter may get confidence from some of his songs. Songs like "Till I Collapse," "Soldier," and "Lose Yorself" help me with my swimming and from me to believe in myself. It's probably more healthy for your daughter to be exposed then to be sheltered and once she's out in the real world has no clue of whats going on. And if your daughter is stupid enough to think that beating women and drugs are alright, then you need to do a better job with your parenting.....
Reply from zoe age 15, Child's Age 11 - 10/25/02  - IP#:
lighten up man ur outta order every one like eminem my age any way im 15 and a mum so i no what its like in both positions and ur child probably just listens 2 it at skool and at her m8s give her a break and gte u own life
Reply from mandy, Child's Age 11 - 10/20/02  - IP#:
sorry about those last two i had a little typo thats way to harsh with the pgs you should definetly let her watch those and pg13s because all kids talk about is movies all the populare kids at at least nine years old talk about r rated movies they see i agree about the r rated ones but not the pg and pg 13
Reply from Katie, Child's Age 9 - 09/11/02  - IP#:
First of all with the music, Maggie's friends parents might not be quite as overprotective as you. You can buy edited versions of any of the kids music today. I know personally that Walmart does not sell explicit music and all of their C.D.s are edited for content. As far as the PG and PG-13 movies, sure you need to decide what is and is not appropriate for the age, but at this age, she's going to say it, she's going to hear it and the kids at school are going to tell her about it. It's not all about just being cool, but a lot of the movies aren't bad. They may use some language and have some content that you may not agree with, but shielding your child from life is more damaging than letting her watch a movie. She is going to hear and see things in the "real world" that you are not going to be able to shield her from. Things that are probably going to be more language explicit than you would like her to hear. Watch the movies with her and open up a discussion about what she thinks and feels. Or just let it be. But at this rate you are going to send her out into the world unprepared for what is really out there. Plus by giving her some slack, she will know that you are confident that you raised her to make right decisions and that it is okay for her to explore some of her individuality. I have 3 great, respectful well spoken kids, but I don't really like their music or movies any more than they like mine.

Reply from Chris, Child's Age 14 - 08/23/02  - IP#:
Yo, i just wanted to say that there is a way for your daughter to listen to Eminem and for you to not worry about her hearing swering. You can buy edited versions of all his cd's these have all remotely bad things beeped of but still have the majority of the song.
Reply from Dustin, Child's Age 14 - 08/01/02  - IP#:
I agree with you about Eminem, but I do think that you should at least let your daughter watch PG movies. I mean, there are hardly any good G movies out anymore, and PG movies usually aren't that bad, anyway. Now, PG-13 and R I'm not going to discuss, but I think you should become just a little more lenient about the PG thing.
Reply from Jed, Child's Age 11 - 07/30/02  - IP#:
No offense, but that is very over-pretective. She's 2 years away from being a teen-ager, and she's never seen a rated R or for that matter PG-13. My niece watches PG-13 movies, and she's 9. Nowadays PG-13 movies make the difference betwen the cool kids and the not-cool kids. My 16 year old nephew said when he was 11, all people talked about in his school was movies like "Billy Madison" "Dumb and Dumber" (both PG-13) and "The Great Muppet Caper" (which is PG) The point of this rambling is, let your girl watch movies or she may not be very popular.
Reply from Heather, Child's Age 16 - 07/28/02  - IP#:
I personally dont like Eminem *anymore* usually that kind of music is some sort of an escape for kids, a way to let their anger out, it may just be a phase, and I hate to say it but maybe she is rebelling because you are too overprotective. Id say make sure she knows what the consquences are for her actions and keep a close eye on her from a distance, she needs to be able to make her own mistakes. Too much smothering could cause her to rebel more.
Reply from Courtney, Child's Age 24 - 07/27/02  - IP#:
Hi, well i think you should let her listen to him as long as she never repeats the words or anything, i mean your being a bit harsh not letting her watch PG's!
Reply from Amy, Child's Age 5 - 07/25/02  - IP#:
I know my daughter is only 5 but as a younger mother (24)I believe as long as you teach her what is right and what is wrong and guide her through all of the crazy stuff in the world, she will have a good head on her shoulders. I, myself like all kinds of music and my daughter loves dance music so,yes, we listen to emimen and most of all the new music but I explain to her that she is not to say the words they say because "they're bad" and adults say stuff that kids can't say. I don't agree with all the bad words (we really only listen to what they play on the radio-which is cutted out, but sooner or later, ecspecially at 11, she is going to be exposed to it. I do agree that eveything is happening to early for kids but it's the way the world is and if you try to protect them from everything and not let them do stuff then you may be asking for trouble down the road. Bottom line is you need to communicate and listen to your kids. I'm having the time of my life with my daughter right now! We go shopping together and we can kind of dress the same way(in reason) and dance to music. It's alot of fun. They will respect you more and open up to you too.Well good luck!