What do parents really think of the shows, movies and music their kids are into? Not much, according to new research. A poll of 2-thousand parents with kids between three and 12 years old finds that most moms and dads don’t know a lot about the entertainment their kids listen to and watch. The survey results show:
- Nearly half of the parents were familiar with the movies “Frozen” (43%) and “Moana (42%), but only 29% know of the popular Cartoon Network show “Steven Universe.”
- In the music department, parents didn’t do much better. While 40% know about the infamous song “Baby Shark,” only a quarter (24%) of them were able to correctly identify the girl group Fifth Harmony from a photo.
- And about half (47%) of parents admit they can’t stand their kids’ favorite tunes.
- But the lack of knowledge between generations goes both ways, as parents also reveal that six- to 12-year-olds were more likely to identify Adele’s hit “Rolling in the Deep” than The Rolling Stones (41% versus 28%).
- While parents may not know a lot about their kids’ entertainment interests, 61% say they’re eager to learn more about their offsprings’ hobbies and interests.
- And that’s a good thing because 63% of the moms and dads surveyed say their kiddos get excited when they take an interest in or show knowledge about something they like.
- When it comes to sharing music with their kids, the artists parents like to introduce to them include The Beatles, George Strait, Michael Jackson, Foo Fighters, Sir Mix-a-Lot and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Source: NY Post