Songs supporting young people and their adults

Highly recommended: 'Forever Young' by Bob Dylan 

Hopes of children
* I Want A Mom That Will Last Forever (Cyndi Lauper) Lyrics

Hopes of parents
Forever Young (Bob Dylan) Lyrics

I Hope You Dance (Lee Anne Womack) Lyrics

Just The Two Of Us (Will Smith) Lyrics

May Each Day (Any Williams) Lyrics

We've Only Just Begun (The Carpenters) Lyrics
  Not technically about the birth of a child, but it fits quite well don't you think?

Promises of parents
* An Irish Blessing (Ralph McTell) Lyrics

Come To Me (Celine Dion) Lyrics

Father To Son (Phil Collins) Lyrics

If I Could (Barbra Streisand) Lyrics

Sorry Love Daddy (Brian McFadden) Lyrics

You And Me Against The World (Helen Reddy) Lyrics

Appreciating parents
Dad's Yard (Catie Curtis) Lyrics

Father, Son (Peter Gabriel) Lyrics

Mama (Spice Girls) Lyrics

* Song For My Father (Dee Dee Bridgewater) Lyrics
   Sorry, I couldn't find a version of the song that matched the actual lyrics

Inspirational images

Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy (Sonia Evans) Lyrics

Bless The Beasts And The Children (The Carpenters) Lyrics

Children Will Listen (Barbra Streisand) Lyrics

Everything Possible (Roy Bailey) Lyrics

I Am Your Child (Barry Manilow) Lyrics

On Children (Mebuya) Lyrics

Someone's Waiting For You (From The Rescuers) Lyrics

Teach Your Children (Crosby, Stills & Nash) Lyrics

Ugly Ducking (Danny Kaye) Lyrics

* You've Got To Be Carefully Taught (From 'South Pacific') Lyrics

Celebrating children and connecting with our own childhoods
All I Gave (World Party ) Lyrics

* Baby Mine (From 'Dumbo') Lyrics

Blessed (Elton John) Lyrics

Born To Be Alive  (Patrick Hernandez) Lyrics

Child Of Mine (Carole King) Lyrics

* Greatest Love Of All  (Whitney Houston) Lyrics

Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder) Lyrics

Little Star (Madonna) Lyrics

Miracle (Celine Dion) Lyrics

Song Of Being A Child (Van Morrison) Lyrics

Starchild (Level 42) Lyrics

Thanks For My Child (Cheryl Pepsi Riley) Lyrics

Welcome To The World (Toni Childs) Lyrics

Wires (Athlete) Lyrics

Schools that nuture and develop young people
I have also produced a health and wellbeing curriculum for schools that might interest some of you. Click here to see it. Teachers may like to think about how they could use some of the songs from the Inspiration Jukebox to teach it.

Sweet Gene Genie
I have produced the text for a children's book on feelings. It is called 'Sweet Gene Genie' and has pop music references in it too. Click here if you want to read it or even illustrate it for free for me.

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