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#1
I have a couple questions. Please tell me what you would do for each. I know that the gender of the child doesn't really matter, but what are you going to do about it?

1. Imagine you are a parent in the year 2006. Your son is into "emo" and "metal" music. (Quotes to make you generalize and avoid genre specific arguments). You don't like it at all. And your son wants to dye his hair black and get his ears and lip pierced. You notice that all of his friends are dressed similarly and he probably would be excluded and angry if you didn't let him. What do you do?

2. Think of how you were when you were his age. Would you have supported your lifestyle if your kid was just like you were? What parenting decisions might you have made differently?
#2
12 to 14?

He can listen to what he wants and get his hair cut to an emo style. He can't get the piercing until he's 16 by law, and I'd imagine he can't get his hair dyed without the school saying something.

So he can listen to the music, wear the clothes and have the hairstyle.


I will laugh at his music.

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#4
I'd beat the hell out of him if he tried to get those stupid ear horn piercings or wore little girl jeans
#5
i'd let him get into whatever fucked up shit he wants to. it worked with my parents, and i definitely learn from my fuck-ups. (never been emo bro, dw)
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#6
1) Sure why not. He'll grow out of it in a year or so when he realises he looks like a bellend.

2) I'd be less hot headed than my father, and take more interest in what he likes to motivate him more in whatever he wants to do.
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#7
1. Imagine you are a parent in the year 2006. Your son is into "emo" and "metal" music. (Quotes to make you generalize and avoid genre specific arguments). You don't like it at all. And your son wants to dye his hair black and get his ears and lip pierced. You notice that all of his friends are dressed similarly and he probably would be excluded and angry if you didn't let him. What do you do?

I would tell him to be a ****ing man and listen to Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. Metalfag

2. Think of how you were when you were his age. Would you have supported your lifestyle if your kid was just like you were? What parenting decisions might you have made differently?

When I was his age I appreciated the piano works of Elton John
#8
I'd let him/her express themselves however they please but I would also make sure they're still growing up with the necessary values to make intelligent decisions later on in life.

At least from my experience, being told how to dress and how to act by your parents only makes you want to act out more.
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#9
It's hard to say. I always think that out generation will probably be more laid back parents.

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#10
parents are hypocritical by nature: "do as I say, not as I do". when you become a parent, you'll soon realize that all the shit you got away with is not something you want your kids doing. of course, I would let the kid do what he or she wants within limits. I wouldn't care what they looked like so long as they were safe and somewhat sane.
#11
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#12
I wore baggy jeans and I listened to hip hop. I played outside with my friends and chilled.

I'd smack the shit out of my kid for being a follower.
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#13
1. I would probably answer this with a politically correct answer, one which will gain me approval in The Pit.

2. For this, I think I'll stick to the same gameplan and say what everyone knows the OP is hoping to hear.
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#14
id be that parent that thought itd be cool, and try to go through the transformation with them (dye my hair black, nail polish, new hairstyle etc) hopefully, the kid would be so embarrased by my trying to be "cool" that they'd snap out of it
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#16
Wtf show him maiden, slayer, bach, metallica, megadeth, black sabbath. real metal music.

if he gets into all that emo crap...its just gonna go downhill from there.
#17
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Wtf show him maiden, slayer, bach, metallica, megadeth, black sabbath. real metal music.

if he gets into all that emo crap...its just gonna go downhill from there.


W0opz i dont want you to think that im saying bach is metal.
but just show him true music.
#18
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I wore baggy jeans and I listened to hip hop. I played outside with my friends and chilled.

I'd smack the shit out of my kid.


this persona in OP is clearly rebellious, as soon as he leaves your hold at 18 he'll be a man child listening to emo music until he dies.

unless you never let him leave.
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#19
1. I'd let him dye his hair and listen to the music, but that's pretty much the extent of it. While I am speaking from a current point of view, I feel like if he ever got his hair cut in the way I'm imagining it right now I'd never quite be able to keep a straight face. As for piercings, fuck no, you're 12 (to 14)


2. Probably, I never wanted to meld into any particular "scene," which has both its merits and its drawbacks. He's just have to migrate between groups. Basically, if he were a little like Angela from My So-Called Life (sans the occasional being a **** thing), that'd be nice, I suppose.
#20
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Wtf show him maiden, slayer, bach, metallica, megadeth, black sabbath. real metal music.

if he gets into all that emo crap...its just gonna go downhill from there.

Bach is brutal as shit
#21
Kick back in my soundproof study, lock the door, dim the lights, and smoke a pipe while listening to a vast collection of classical records. Completely ignore the little douche.

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#24
I would be like 'Son, you'll look like a tosser. Now dress like a normal person and listen to Morbid Angel.'
#25
I'd let him do what he wants, while laughing at him and calling him a fag. ಠ_ಠ

This is for emo music (the bad kind), if my son was into metal (the good kind) then I'd pat him on the back and say I was proud.
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#26
he better be the right kind of rebellious!
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this persona in OP is clearly rebellious, as soon as he leaves your hold at 18 he'll be a man child listening to emo music until he dies.

unless you never let him leave.


He can leave at 12-14. He'll know where his home is when he pussies out.

If it was my daughter I'd be cool with it, and every boy she met would have his picture taken and placed on my "who to kill list", which would be properly displayed infront of my home.
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#28
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I'd let them do what they want, while laughing at him and calling him a fag. ಠ_ಠ

This is for emo music (the bad kind), if my son was into metal (the good kind) then I'd pat him on the back and say I was proud.

Nice oxymoron
#29
ITT: 12-14 year olds talking about molding their future children with "REAL METAL" and keeping them safe from "EMO FAGZ" status.
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#30
I throw a Maiden album at him and tell him to listen to real metal.
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#31
Sure, let the kid do whatever he wants. It's not destructive, I won't stop him.
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I throw a Maiden album at him and tell him to listen to real metal.


your cd cases are metal?
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#33
I'd let him do his emo thing because emos are real easy to parent.

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#34
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12 to 14?

He can listen to what he wants and get his hair cut to an emo style. He can't get the piercing until he's 16 by law, and I'd imagine he can't get his hair dyed without the school saying something.

So he can listen to the music, wear the clothes and have the hairstyle.


I will laugh at his music.


What kinda nazi school do you go to
#35
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your cd cases are metal?

Hahah clever.

But no to be honest I'd prob let him listen to whatever he wants. Forget the piercings though.
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#36
I used "emo" as a metaphor of a sort. It can be replaced with any stereotype and their "fashions". Be it nerd, metalhead, bro, gangster, or whatever.

Reflect on that how you may, I am reserving my personal opinions.
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#38
I'd calmly tell him he can do whatever he likes, but explain to him that most people will regard him as a complete faggot and that he'll someday look back on his emo phase and cringe so hard his forehead will collapse. Finally, I'd refer him to my record collection, and go back to reading my newspaper.
#39
i'd consult my wife. if she doesn't want to run away with me, i'd do it alone.
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#40
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1. Imagine you are a parent in the year 2006. Your son is into "emo" and "metal" music. (Quotes to make you generalize and avoid genre specific arguments). You don't like it at all. And your son wants to dye his hair black and get his ears and lip pierced. You notice that all of his friends are dressed similarly and he probably would be excluded and angry if you didn't let him. What do you do?
Well, since emo = shit, I'd break all his emo records. As long as his "metal" collection didn't include any of that lame "core" shit, we'd be ok.

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2. Think of how you were when you were his age. Would you have supported your lifestyle if your kid was just like you were? What parenting decisions might you have made differently?
No. I will never support being a big a dumbass as I was as a kid!
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