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Favorite bands

May 24, 2012

My 9-year-old’s favorite bands (and favorite songs):

  1. Queen (Bohemian Rhapsody)
  2. AC/DC (Back in Black)
  3. ABBA (Fernando)
  4. Green Day (American Idiot)
  5. Weird Al Yankovic (Canadian Idiot)
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  1. May 24, 2012 at 11:29 am

    What ? No Justin Bieber or Jonas Brothers ? You’re doing a good job as a parent IMHO. Is he/she also into classical music as well ? Since you play the piano, I imagine you got them into that pretty early, which is good because I’ve read it increases IQ.

    • May 24, 2012 at 11:33 am

      Why do people think classical music raises people’s IQs? Like that company that tried to convince parents to make babies watch videos with Mozart to make them smarter. Please, what a con!

      • May 24, 2012 at 11:53 am

        No I was referring to learning to PLAY classical music, not merely listening. The myth that listening to Mozart increases a child’s IQ was a misrepresentation of a 1993 study published in Nature which showed only temporary increases in spatial IQ. But several studies have confirmed that LEARNING to play a musical instrument from an early age does indeed show statistically significant increases in IQ, as compared with matched controls.

        • Ray
          May 24, 2012 at 1:28 pm

          IQ is made up, but making music is joyful. I think every kid deserves the opportunity to do it, albeit without the oppressive parental expectation that it will somehow make him “smarter.”

  2. May 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    ABBA? Really? Oh for shame….

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