Family

Music review by
Maria Dinoia, Common Sense Media
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Country gal keeps it clean with heartfelt tracks.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 1 review

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Positive Messages

Strong and clear messages about the importance of family and the people we love, and communicating honestly with those we care about. For example, "Fight," about a couple that doesn't want to argue anymore, claims "I take for granted how good we have it, let's laugh till we cry and get back to what matters." That sensitivity radiates through most of the 14 songs.

Violence
Sex

Subtly suggested; lots of love stuff.

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Wine is mentioned regularly in "Good Friend and A Glass of Wine" as a pick-me-up to help get through a crazy day.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this country album is about love and relationships. Both the warm and the ugly feelings between a husband and wife, between mother and daughter, and between friends come into play, but the "adult" themes contain nothing genuinely offensive or objectionable for kids.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byccbluebonnet March 12, 2010

perfect for tweens

this cd is pretty good but in family it says stuff about the dad runnin off with a girls half his age but overall really good

What's the story?

Twenty-five-year-old LeAnn Rimes is no longer the little girl with the big voice who first made her mark on the country scene crooning to "Blue." She penned 12 of the 14 tracks on FAMILY, and her relationships have dramatically influenced her music and given her a renewed sense of self. Two duets with Reba McEntire and John Bon Jovi round out this truly enjoyable collection.

Is it any good?

Rimes is an artist who has matured both as a songwriter and a gifted vocalist, and that's evident on this album. Whether she's singing about standing together as a family in the title track, or being sassy in "Nothin' Better to Do," Rimes still masterfully satisfies.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about "Good Friend and A Glass of Wine" and needing alcohol (and of course a good friend) as "a little pick-me-up to get me through the night." Kids, what would be a good thing to do when you're feeling down? Also, "What I Cannot Change" should provide some thought-provoking discussion on family relationships ("I don't know my father or my mother well enough…seems like every time we talk, we can't get past the little stuff"), as well as forgiveness, acceptance, and personal growth.

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