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Music Review: 'Just Can't Get Enough' by The Black Eyed Peas

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What Parents Need to Know Parents need to know that "Just Can't Get Enough" isn't as explicit as many Black Eyes Peas tunes, with few questionable lyric...
"Just Can't Get Enough" isn't as explicit as many Black Eyes Peas tunes.

Rebecca Black's 'Friday' is Harmless Bubblegum Pop, So Why All the Haters?

Rebecca Black is famous for singing and starring in "Friday," known to a lot of people as the worst song and music video of all time. To date, the video has garnered more than 60 million YouTube hits, and Rebecca and her mom says she's the victim...Why all the vitriol over a silly teenage video fantasy?

ParentDish's 15 Favorite Lullabies

Keep singing ... maybe they'll finally fall asleep. Credit: The Little Pecan, Flickr
Parents have been lulling their children to sleep with song since ancient times. You see, when all else fails, a gentle lullaby sung in a soft and soothing v...

Distraction Tactics: Comforting a Child Who Is Not Your Own

Occasionally, or even fairly frequently, I have in my care someone else's child. Occasionally, though thankfully not as frequently, someone else's child discovers she misses her own mother, or is in some other way suffering malaise, boredom, or angst...

Five Simple Ways to Make Music With Your Kids

Ah, the Christmas holidays. Sugar-high children freed from school and exclaiming their profound boredom, restless preschoolers careening the kitchen, toddlers emptying the cupboards, babies howling. Cabin Fever has the cure for these blues. It's time...

Sing in the New Year, ParentDish Style

An Auld Dilemma (To Auld Lang Syne) Should park acquaintance be forgot Because I hate her guts? Or do I go back to the park And act like she's not nuts? I met here there beneath a tree As she fed her son, Nobel, A Whole Foods grape cut in six...

How to Inspire a Love of Music in Children

Cabin Fever wants to know: how do you inspire musical genius in children? Okay, we'll settle for deep appreciation and enjoyment. And a pain-free way to manage piano practice. So, we talked to an expert. Nicole Dueck writes and performs music for ch...

'The Hokey Pokey' Songwriter Dies

Robert Degen, who might have written the classic children's song, "The Hokey Pokey," died on Nov. 23 -- his 104th birthday. While we're impressed by anyone who breaks the century mark, it's Degen's possible contribution to history that has us...

"Free to Be You and Me" turns 35

My girls have a handful of toys left over from my old childhood -- a plastic strawberry filled with Strawberry Shortcake dolls, a family of squeak-able squirrels who live in a log, and a set of homemade Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. But something I did...

Twirlers disciplined over "I Kissed a Girl" song

I've written before about Katy Perry's song I Kissed A Girl and the general consensus seems to be that it is no big deal. The song is basically about a girl having a few drinks and losing her inhibitions. She kisses another girl at a party and likes ...

National Record Store Day

Do your kids know what a record store is? Do they even know what a record is? My kids know about CD's and DVD's, but I suspect that if I pulled out some of my old vinyl albums, they'd probably guess "Frisbee" or "dinner plate" before "musical recordi...

Songs you shouldn't sing

Last weekend, we took the kids to the park -- Jared had a t-ball "game" and I took Sara to the playground to keep her out of trouble. As I watched her climb the structures or swing on the swings, I listened to my iPod. I enjoyed some Beethoven piano ...

Signs of parenthood: the sing-a-long

Every once in a while, something happens or you do something that really kinda just smacks you upside the head and says, "Yep, you're a parent. Get over it." In fact, you know you're pretty far gone when all you want to do is get the kids to stop fig...

Children's entertainer: Unwholesome need not apply?

We here at Parent Dish see a lot of the news going on in the world of parenting. Recently, an email sent caught my eye. Long story short, there's a new TV show on Disney called "My Friends Tigger and Pooh." The lady who sings the theme song has a web...

Is your child's music parental-controlled?

Ellie and I both love music and we share my iPod. Together, we created a playlist of her favorite songs and we rock out most days on our way home from school. Since she graduated from what she calls "baby songs", we have found that our taste in music...

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