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 was brain 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!