I’ve heard a lot of people complain about how music doesn’t have the same appeal after having a baby. We live in a world where the importance of music must be acknowledged because it impacts not only our emotional state but also our general health. Young adults tend to realize that their passion for music decreases as they start building a family, mostly after their first baby is born. Most of the parents who observe this lack of interest in music either want to regain their desire to listen to music or repress it.
Parents shouldn’t get discouraged when they try to listen to an album and instead of enjoying it they lack the patience to listen to it all and they unconsciously, start thinking about their problems. They should also consider the fact that parenting might change their musical preferences and even if it takes time, they should explore their new preferences. They can only do that by listening to a lot of music. My recommendation is that they should start listening to all types of music while doing their chores or on their way to work, and when they discover the style that best represents them now they should make a playlist. By listening to that playlist they might rekindle their passion for music.
As for how children influence music’s appeal to parents, it’s probably the fact that raising a child becomes the most important task. Some parents put their passion for music aside without realizing that musical education is part of rising a child. Parenting doesn’t make music less enjoyable it just takes more of our free time and some people tend to forget to actual listen to music.