This Is My Time

Common Sense Media says

Raven-Symone grows up.

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Common Sense Media Award

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Some good, empowering stuff for girls.

Violence
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Sex
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Language
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Consumerism

It's Disney. It's commercial by definition.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Raven-Symone delivers her first sophisticated album with some surprisingly effective girl-power messages.

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What's the story?

Baby-faced teen pop-goddess Raven-Symone delivers a surprisingly sophisticated collection of new tunes on THIS IS MY TIME. Starting with \"Mystify,\" a musical lesson in the power of playing hard-to-get, Raven-Symone works her way through romantic disappointment on \"Backflip\" (\"Don't give me that tired act cause you've been running around...don't be cutting corners on me...I need to see it to believe it.\") and longing (\"Overloved\"); then things get even more interesting with \"Set Me Free,\" a declaration of independence from an overly possessive boyfriend. There's a delightful Alice-in-Wonderland fantasy (\"Just Fly Away\"), and a G-rated dance tune (\"Bump\"), followed by several songs that seem designed to encourage girls to appreciate their own and one another's individuality.

Is it any good?

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Despite its glossy pop veneer, This Is My Time is more intelligent and interesting than one might expect from a Disney teen queen, and -- for tween girls in need of a little validation -- definitely a keeper. The songs are interesting, well produced, and show a surprisingly competent (and confident) musical and vocal range. They pack a gentle but empowering wallop for young girls by addressing such themes as flirtation, possessiveness, individuality, and self-esteem. All of this is done with good strong performances, well-written songs in a variety of styles, interesting musicianship, and a minimum of preachiness.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about relationships and use these songs as jumping-off points to talk about relationships and their accompanying issues.

Music details

Artist:Raven-Symone
Release date:September 21, 2004
Label:Hollywood Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No
Award:Common Sense Media Award

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 August 30, 2012
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my time

done with good strong performances, well-written songs in a variety of styles, interesting musicianship, and a minimum of preachiness. Families can talk about relationships and use these songs as jumping-off points to talk about relationships and their accompanying issues.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much consumerism
Teen, 14 years old Written byHannah K. April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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Outstanding CD

I love this CD. It is a mixture of all kinds of music. All the songs are my favorite. It is an awesome CD.
Adult Written byDexterSmith April 9, 2008
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This Is My Time

Sexual Content (Not an Issue): Some flirting. Violence (Not an Issue): None. Language (Not an Issue): None. Social Behavior (On): Strong girl power messages. Commercialism (Not an Issue): None. Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco (Not an Issue): None.

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