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The Lessons I Want My Kids to Learn from Punk Rock

I have two amazing daughters. Ever since birth, they have been surrounded by music. Although the youngest is still a toddler she loves to dance and sing. My eldest is now almost 7 years old and is extremely strong willed and definitely marches to the beat of her own drum. She is beginning to develop her own taste, and while I am proud that she loves when we put on The Ramones and proudly rocks her Chixdiggit shirt, I am equally happy that she tries to make her little sister stop crying by singing the entire Taylor Swift catalogue to her. The kid knows what she likes. I want my children to be able to come into their own as far as music is concerned. My own musical arc went from listening to Ace Of Base and Mariah Carey because all my friends did, to discovering Green Day and Offspring and branching from there. It was such an important part of becoming the person I am now and developing the values and ideals I hold so dear.