I guess I can’t escape doing a blog about the notorious KKK group that seems to have infiltrated many young and not so young girls lives the last – what 8 years? I jokingly call the Kardashians the Kardashian Komedy Klan.  Why? Because if I don’t laugh at what I saw –I might throw a brick through a window. Living in the same city, it wouldn’t be all that hard to do. I see mothers here disgusted and frustrated. They roll their eyes, shrug, and share a scary story about the daughters worshiping Kylie Jenner.

The Neices

My Klan…some of my nieces… they may have a K in their name, the similarity stops there.

I have had to watch Keeping up with the Kardashians, if I was going to make comments and share with mothers, “Don’t let your babies grow up to be Kardashians”- Hey that’s a song isn’t it? Oh no, it’s Cowboys.  Well, these chicks don’t ride horses but…..Stop Mimmy, stop!  Before I share what I saw the other evening, in their defense, they have a very loving family, a very co- dependent family and absolutely no recovery. How’s that for blatant honesty? Chances are if they did, a few main characters would have bailed on the show. But money speaks louder than rigorous honesty and discovering one’s VBS, (values, boundaries and standards) Miracles happen all the time.  But this one- has yet to happen.

So, I click on their latest show.  It opens with 3 darling little toddlers, the father, and 2 of the KKKer’s. Ah, family! They’ve got us hooked and softened. But what I saw later- I had to double take! No, Kim K did not say in her soft little voice “Oh, I’m so excited about doing the M L F video. It’s going to be so cool.” No no, no.   I truly thought I misheard her. She and a few other mothers were to dress up in latex (scantily and sleazily clad) and rock their booties showing they could still be sexy.  Fifteen minutes later several mothers are flailing their bodies making Madonna look like Mother Teresa.

Which takes me straight to my favorite question for any mother, of a tween or teen girl

What would (will) your 11 year old daughter, niece, or God child think if she watched this show?

Perhaps the miracle of reflecting and creating values, boundaries and standards will one day be  introduced to them. Ya think?Or will they scramble when their girls begin to….

Tuesday Sept. 29, 2015

 

Do you remember the rock band Bad Company? I was working out to it this morning and noticed that they used the word love a lot in the first 3 songs. The sweet kicker was the 2nd to last s480ong; Ready for Love. And what about Led Zepplin’s Whole Lotta Love?  Here’s something to take note of, moms of tween and teen girls. Romance and love has been the bomb for all females for centuries.  And remember? Music often created in us feelings of love. We didn’t even have to have a boyfriend!

What might your daughter miss out on (besides respect and honor) if she disconnects sexual activity from love and romance?

Many of us heard nonstop love songs from grade school through High school daily on the radio. Even the oldies took us to another world. Remember Little Anthony and the Imperials- Going out of my mind? Wow! Our Rock musicians sang about love, cool female singers sang songs that dripped love and affection, as did our country musicians. It was not sex they sang about.  The energy of love and romance was a part of everyday life. And then…Madonna came in; all rough and tough, “Give it to me”; sadly, no mother guidance there. She had passed. Then hip hop and rap came riding in on MTV. It all revolved around s e x.

Love and romance has become a side kick. Oh what they are missing. And worse what might their memories be? Most adults over 45 have memories that come alive still today -just hearing those songs.

Now days all we hear from talk show hosts, teens, and actors in media is- ‘They had sex’, ‘ We had sex’,  ‘You had sex?’, put out there like it’s a… (get ready) bowel movement; yes, a physical act with no heart connection. Parents today are using these phrases. There are two better phrases that if used often will subconsciously change you and your daughter. I will share them in the next blog.  At first I took it literally. And then I realized, ‘Hey, so do the kids.’ But they are not growing up to love songs. So, if a misguided, or zero guided 8th grade girl performs the epidemic –on and off campus act of “oral’; she has obviously never connected the dots. She has not been guided and primed to know that her sexual well being is connected to her heart and spirit.  Many parents wait for the school to do their job. Yea right.

This is not a criticism.  It is simply reality in today’s world.  How do you share with your daughter the obvious: that romance and love come first, and that her heart and spirit are the guideposts? Don’t all females young and old know this? No, they do not.  For most females this is a no brainer. But a twisted media has taken over. And  parents and their girls, even with a spiritual support system is not enough.  TV programing we can trust is gone and a strong united parental guidance program has yet to been shown to you, There’s no doubt, that most media today corrupts way more than it enhances. Money is their bottom line.

So what’s our goal parents? Keeping them safe is not enough.  Let’s begin by putting two and two together and take action. Please put on your feeling cap. Baby steps, the right questions and willingness to go inside yourself  and answer them- is the only way to grow confident and comfortable with this overwhelming subject.

Here’s your homework for next week. And yes, the answers may vary greatly for a mom who was in high school in the late 90’s.

    1. Have you   a) always or almost always  b) sometimes  or c) rarely    –   connected sexual intimacy with romance and love?
    2. If your answer was always or almost always     –      why and how come? Please write down your answers and thoughts.
    3. If sexual intimacy was only sometimes or rarely connected with love and romance ? Why? How come? Write thoughts and answer down.
    4. How important is to you that your daughter connect love and romance before becoming sexually active?  Why or why  not?  Two paragraphs if possible.                                      
  • Perhaps do this while playing a few of your favorite love songs.  Good luck! 

IMG_0178FIRST YBG BLOG   9-9-2015

I have something…almost ready for you; a book that eases you, the parent, or grandparent- and your tween or teen daughter into conversations that heal and reveal. In today’s world, life lessons, and relevant information about sex, how young (and not so young) guys tend to think and LOVE, for one’s self is where we must be brave enough to go to.  So where does a parent start? How does one create a great ‘slide in’; a beginning point? The book will do this. But something else has to come first; something you will need to do that will make sharing this book with her much, much easier.  For now, just be thinking about your V B S – your Values, your Boundaries and your Standards. Don’t panic- ha, (like I did) just be thinking.

After finishing the manuscript, I reviewed a book by the queen of sex education. She is the best at sharing what information an 8, 10, 12 and 14 year old brain can process. Talk to Me First, came out in 2012. By then, my boys were grown. I raised them smack dab in the beginning of America’s Media Melt Down, (internet, cable, MTV) they were 10 and 12, right during the Clinton scandal. I had to think on my feet.  This giant in the sex education field said to do exactly what I did!  I taught there on the spot.  By then, I had already shown them a wonderful instructional cartoon like video (VHS tape) on the right and wrong ways to talk about sex with your kids. My boys found it very funny. It was called “Let’s Talk About Sex’. The song in it had us singing for months, “Let’s talk about Sex baby…let’s talk about you and me.” la la la.  This is not what most parents feel comfortable doing. But, we are their best, most trusted source, and with knowledge and a sense of humor, you will do a great job.

I hope this first blog didn’t not bore you. I write a lot – but blogs? Oh well, if I had started blogging during the Lyndsey Lohan days or the Miley Cyrus circus…God, help us all. But I believe in perfect timing – and this bigger than big subject, and media’s effect on our children’s mental, emotional and sometimes physical health, will have a light shined on it SO BIG that our kids will know what’s up and what’s right for them …If it’s the last thing I do on this earth. 🙂 🙂

When I told my oldest about the book I was writing, he was 26. He confidently said, “Well, yea mom. That’s your thing”. What? Ha. Our kids know us in ways we don’t know ourselves.

 

 

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