Charlie Appelstein, MSW and The No Bad Kid Band
Using engaging melodies and mantras (raps), to make the important principles and techniques more accessible to parents.
More than 25 singers and musicians were used to create Parent Rapsody, including: gospel singers from Boston’s Berklee School of Music; the choir from Temple Shalom in Newton, MA; an award winning trumpet player from Boston College; an internationally renowned vocalist from Virginia, and various members of the popular band, The Adam Ezra Group.
This novel approach to parent education combines rhythm, rhyme, wordplay, and engaging melodies to promote core child-rearing practices. A handy companion for all seasons of family life.
To learn more about this project, view Don’t Yell, Gently Tell song video:
Below is a list of the Parent Raps created for this CD:
I Kids Need Attention
Be a Good Role Model
Keep Things Neat
The Power of Support
Don’t Yell, Gently Tell
Take Humor Seriously
Believe in Them
Say “Please” and “Thanks”
Give Them Choices
We All Take it Personal
There for Me
The music draws you in and the message is sound
I have long been a fan of using the arts to promote the cause of healthy child development. Charlie Appelstein’s Parent Rapsody is an excellent addition! The music draws you in and the message is sound. I recommend it to anyone seeking a way to reach parents and help them attend to what needs doing to make the lives of children better in this time when so many parents are confused and distracted.
Move over Spock and Gershwin!
Move over Spock and Gershwin! Charlie’s Parent Rhapsody holds the key to healthy parenting. These lyrics will stick with you, and guide you, as you navigate those challenging moments with your kids. I only wish it was available when my children were younger.