"Like My Mother Does" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Idol runner-up sings sweet song about her great mom.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 2 reviews

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Educational Value
Positive Messages

Many positive messages, such as appreciating others for who they are and staying calm, cool, and collected in troubled times. There's one reference to praying. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

This song is all about a mother who sets a great example for her daughter, loving her unconditionally.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Promoted on American Idol.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Like My Mother Does" is a wholesome song about a daughter who looks up to her great mom. The single is filled with lots of positive role model behavior and messages (with one direct reference to praying) and includes no adult content whatsoever.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byCelestine E. September 27, 2013
Teen, 15 years old Written byrebma97 December 25, 2012

Sweet song

"Like My Mother Does" is a sweet song about looking up to your mother, who is a positive role model in difficult situations. It's not my favorite... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written bystripesanddots June 7, 2011

Super Sweet Song

This song is so sweet! It has a great message. I love it.

What's the story?

"LIKE MY MOTHER DOES" is the first single from the 2011 American Idol runner-up, Lauren Alaina. The song tells the tale of a daughter who looks up to her super-positive mom -- a woman who displays a range of good role model behavior, from loving her daughter unconditionally to maintaining control of her temper in contentious situations (parents should note that there's one reference to praying). The song stands as a great reminder for any kid (or parent) to cherish the family members they love.

Is it any good?

Alaina made it all the way to the American Idol finals for a reason: She has an awesomely powerful voice. She gets to showcase it in this sweet country song (originally sung by another Idol alum, Kristy Lee Cook), which fits her own country-inclined tone.  

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how this song mirrors the relationship that Lauren Alaina has with her mother in real life. What are some similarities between the song and the Idol contestant's admittedly close friendship with her mom?

  • Name five things you respect and admire in your own mom. What's one thing you can do today to show your mom you care?

  • Does Alaina have what it takes to be successful long term? Why have some past Idol contestants flourished while others have floundered?

Music details

  • Artist: Lauren Alaina
  • Release date: May 24, 2011
  • Type: Single
  • Label: 19 Recordings
  • Genre: Country
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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