Originally Posted by Oakman
Sorry, but I've got to ask why you are letting your 8 and 9 year old listen to songs like that. You do know the lyrics don't you?
We all have different levels of what is acceptable for our kids to listen to. For me, I don't have a problem with my daughter listening to it. For the most part, we allow her to listen to pop-music on the radio - though we do primarily stick to the "clean" versions. (This song, for instance - my wife wouldn't post a link to YouTube to the explicit version but did with the clean version.)
That said- I will allow my daughter listen to songs with minor curse words. It's interesting to hear her sing along- she skips the "adult" words and has since she was about 6 and we played a wider variety of music with her. She has always known that there are words she isn't allowed to say, even though we sometimes do (I'll admit- get a drink or four in me and my awareness of what comes out of my mouth is greatly diminished).
But, it's each parent's choice- I would never consider letting her listen to some of the things that my nephew does. I certainly don't judge my sister and her ex-husband - its each our personal choice for what's appropriate for our own kids.