That song on the radio


We were travelling in a car with another family. The song “I am sexy & I know it” was playing on the radio.

Immediately, one of the  7-year-old girls asked us to turn off the radio.

“Why did you want us to turn of the radio?”

Girl – “It has many bad words – sexy.”

Mother – “Very good. It is very important in life to be able to tell right from wrong.”

I kept my mouth shut because I was not the mother but I did feel the conversation could have gone better. I was disappointed, to be honest. How can our children have healthy attitudes about sexuality when we encourage the belief that anything related to sex is bad? Is sex/sexy really a bad word?

What do you think? 

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