My Childs 'Twerking' Role Model

Since the uproar of the 'Twerking' done so infamously by Miley Cyrus, it got me thinking who will my son have as a role model? Now granted he is a mere 4 months old, but seriously, look at who we consider role models these days! What happened to the days of having Batman (still not the best because of the violence ... but at least he isn't 'twerking'), or Princess Diana as a role model. Now we have girls that are less than half dressed shoving their booty in the face of millions, rappers that are basically (I mean come on...) having sex with woman in their videos who they would like to portray as hookers, and those Hollywood elite that are in and out of rehab or doing their 3 hours in jail.

I stopped following celebrity news a long time ago since I felt my brain was melting away, but when I watch the news and I see a foam finger being used so inappropriately, it makes me want to spit out my coffee....which I cannot manage to waste! How have we succumbed to this as a society? Who do we have that our children can look up too?

The answer lies with us. We as parents need to be our childs' number one role model. So many people wonder who their kids will look up too and they so frequently overlook themselves. Celebrities don't give a rats you know what about our children, they are in it for the fame and money. However, so many parents are so willing to pass the buck and hand that great responsibility over to someone who is behind the glass of a t.v. screen or who is blaring through the radio.

Yet, we get so angry when we see something so heinous, such as 'twerking', and we blame the actions of our children on the Paris, Miley, and Chris Brown's of the world, but we forget that we are the ones that instill the values in our babes. We don't give ourselves the credit or power, that we should.

We need to take a step back and reassess. The celebrity world is only going to get worse and trust me when I say this, 'twerking' on national t.v. will seem G rated in a few years, I promise. So mom's and dad's, we need to take back the reigns that we somehow, at some point handed over, and teach our young the values we want them to have.

I am not saying that we don't parent, but I think we need to stop putting so much emphasis on the happenings of Hollywood, and realize that they will have no effect on our children if we don't want it too. Yes it sucks to wake up at 6am and see the train wreck of Miley flashing (literally) on my t.v. but it gives me even more motivation to teach my child good values than ever before!


ENOUGH SAID!

13 comments:

  1. I have to admit that, when I first saw the title of your post, I thought to myself, "really? Another post about Miley?" This post was a pleasant surprise. Instead of focusing on the Miley aspect, you focused on the real issue! Great post!

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    1. That really just warmed my heart Lizzy!!! I think we put too much energy into the celebrity aspect and talking about them and not what we should be doing for our families. :):)

      ~Victoria

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  2. I thought this post was great! We are ultimately responsible for what our children watch and what role models they are looking to. This world is a scary one. I'm with you, it makes me nervous for my boy and girl. We have to be the best example we can be for them and hope that they follow our lead and not hollywood. Sidenote: why has everyone complained about Miley but yet it's Robin Thicke's song and nasty video so isn't he also responsible for the train wreck? Just saying.

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    1. Thank you Kate! I absolutely agree that we have to watch who they are looking at as role models, because at one point or another they will pick someone. I think we need to set the example as someone who they should look for, if it is not going to be us.

      i had no idea that it wasn't her song and then I looked up what the song was about...just horrific! I think he is just as responsible, but unfortunately society has picked her as a target and she took that role with open arms.

      Her parents should have been better role models for her...

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  3. I wish more people would see it this way! Parents just want to blame everyone else for their kids' issues. My Grandmother once told me "Don't have kids if you're going to let the world raise them." She was so right!
    To be honest, I kinda saw the whole Miley thing coming. Her father was one of the writers and the directors of Hannah Montana. Miley has admitted that her first kiss was on set, which means her father was responsible for her first kiss. Creepy huh? Her mother was at home with the other kids, pushing the younger sister into acting. They messed up as parents. Miley is quite obviously dying for attention and it's playing out on a public stage. Her "I don't care" attitude is masking some serious issues here..

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    1. Your Grandmother is a smart lady Tina! I had no idea her first kiss was on the show. That is oh so sad that her parents were such awful role models for her...which is setting her up to be the exact same way. And yes, very very creepy!

      in a few years when she is a nobody, all she will have to look back on (and she her kids/grandkids) are a bunch of raunchy videos and a bad reputation that will forever follow her.

      Thanks!

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  4. I said the same thing in a comment to a post regarding Miley letting everyone down as a role model. Why are we letting other children be our childrens' role models? We as parents need to be our kids' number one role models. (And for the record, my comment was deleted).

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    1. I agree 100% but i can see why you got deleted. People aren't ready to face the music. And they also don't want to be told that they are parenting in the wrong way. I just wish more people felt the way us ladies (who have commented) do. perhaps there would be fewer teen pregnancies, fewer kids on drugs or failing out of school. These kids are obviously looking for someone to look up too, and it's a shame that when they look at home they aren't finding it.

      Thank should be a wake up call for many people.

      Thanks!

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  5. Visiting from the #sitssharefest - I do worry about the state of affairs in our culture. But, you're definitely right. We need to teach our kids ourselves and then pray that there is yet another shift in our culture to get rid of all the awful behavior.

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