"Give Your Heart a Break" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Positive pop anthem about facing fears in love and life.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Honest song about fear and payoff in a relationship: "There's just one life to live and no time to waste."

Positive role models

Lovato is steadily making a comeback after some personal struggles, but shows that it's most important to love yourself.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Video just shows Demi and her "boyfriend" being affectionate and kissing, but nothing that's inappropriate.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Give Your Heart a Break" is the second single since Demi Lovato's comeback after some very public, personal struggles and a stint in rehab. It's a love song about taking a chance on someone you care about and getting over fears. Although the topic is a mature one, the lyrics and content are OK for tweens.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

"GIVE YOUR HEART A BREAK" is the second single from Demi Lovato's third studio album, Unbroken. On the heels of her comeback, the song is an upbeat pop track about facing fears in love and life. The video features a wholesome, healthy-looking Lovato being affectionate but strong in a relationship that just needs a little TLC.

Is it any good?

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Lovato seems older and wiser these days, and her growth and maturity over the last few years shows on "Give Your Heart a Break." With strong but vulnerable vocals, Lovato sings "There's just one life to live and no time to waste," and seems to have come into her own, singing about fighting your fears and not being afraid to love.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the pressure that's put on celebrities, especially females, to have a perfect appearance and/or image. What can we do to change these unrealistic expectations?

  • Who are some celebrities that you really respect because of their honesty and strength to be themselves?

  • Is Demi Lovato a good role model? Why or why not?

Music details

Artist:Demi Lovato
Release date:May 15, 2012
Type:Single
Label:Hollywood Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Adult Written byfrankf-k January 11, 2015
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8
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Amazing and beauty song...It´s so lyrical

What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 17 years old Written byabbacus December 5, 2012
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11
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Just okay, at best.

Parent of a 13 and 18 year old Written byYoung@heart October 12, 2012
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14
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A More Mature Demi

Strong song about learning to love. It shows a more mature and independent Demi Lavato. The video is a little sensual in places and the album cover suggest a slightly sensual Demi. So I recommend it for kids 14 and up.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex

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