Many people bond with others over their favorite artist or new music and often times, parents help shape what kind of music their kids enjoy as they grow older because music is one of the most powerful forms of art in the world. While often times, parents have a hard time understanding why kids listen to the music they listen to and will often shut it down. However, depending on the artist, it could be a way for parents to create a stronger bond with their kids, according to a new study.
Cardi B, Drake and Ariana Grande‘s music could help create a stronger bond between parents and their teenage children, a new study from the University of Arizona says. The research suggests parents should try and give some of the top 40 artists a chance in order to bond with their teenage child. They say it’ll help the parent have a better understanding of what their child listen to today and because they have a better grasp on what their kid listens to today, they’ll also be able to introduce their children to other pop artists that have influenced the sounds of today.
“Students who recalled musical [sharing] activities with their parents in adolescence had a stronger effect of feelings of coordination with parents and subsequently on the qualities of their relationships [with them],” Dr. Hardwood, who studies music communications at the University of Arizona, says. “Moments where adolescents and parents jointly connect with music are less common, so they may be more impactful.”
Who knew that Cardi B and Drake bangers could form a stronger bond between parents and their children.