A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
- Parents say
- Kids say
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?
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?