The love of a parent for a child is like a seed. It starts with the anticipation of the birth and continues to develop and become stronger over the years. Becoming a parent involves a metamorphosis, where self-interest takes precedence over the unconditional dedication and selfless love. Once you have become a parent, there is no return to independence. You are connected with another soul forever.
Some families love to listen to music. It has been part of their soul for years. Music is a remedy for many people. Even some people name their kids after well-known singers, artists, and even songs. The life-changing connection between parents and child is because of centuries of musicians and songs.
Best Songs from Parent to Child
We have put together a list of songs that were written for children. You can dedicate these songs to your children so that they know that how much they mean to you and how much you love them. You can use this list to make mixed CDs or playlists (for yourself and your children, or to give as a baby shower gift), or to use in a slideshow for a child.
Some of the songs are just for boys, some just for girls, some from a mother’s perspective, and some from a father’s perspective. Some will bring a few tears to your eyes.
1. All American Girl, Carrie Underwood (Listen)
As a parent, you can dedicate this song to your daughter that your father always wanted a son who can join the football team but God blessed you with a daughter. Now she is the center of his father’s world.
2. Baby Girl, Will Hoge (Listen)
You can dedicate this song to your daughter that it is a big world with good and bad people. She has to decide what is wrong and right for her. You will be by her side forever.
3. Baby Mine, Alison Kraus (Listen)
Dedicate this song to your child to let them know that they are good from head to toe. People around them don’t know their worth than their parents and they should not mind what people say about them.
4. Beautiful Boy, John Lennon (Listen)
You can use this song as a backdrop song in making a memorial video of your son using his childhood pictures for his birthday. It will tell him that how you have taken care of him when he was afraid of under the bed monsters. Also, how much you are waiting for him to grow up into a young man.
5. The Best, Ray LaMontagne (Listen)
Telling your child that he or she is the best thing that happened in your life will let them know that how much you love them.
6. Cailin, Unwritten Law (Listen)
You can tell your little girl that it seems like yesterday when she came into this world. When she cries over something, it makes you miserable because you can’t see a tear in her eyes.
7. Danny’s Song, Kenny Loggins (Listen)
Dedicate this song to your daughter that she brings tears of joy in your eyes and she has brought luck in the home.
8. Father and Daughter, Paul Simon (Listen)
You as a father can dedicate this song to your daughter telling her that you stand guarding her in bad times. You want to see your daughter shining as she grows younger.
9. Forever Young, Bob Dylan (Listen slow version – Listen fast version)
As a parent, you can dedicate this song to your son or daughter. It will tell them that you pray for their betterment. Also, you see them doing better for others.
10. Forever Young, Rod Stewart (Listen)
You can dedicate this song to your child and tell them that you pray that God bless them with a good future and they stay forever young. Also, you are standing beside them no matter whatever road they choose.
11. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper (Listen)
You can dedicate this song to your daughter that you worry about her when she goes for a girl’s night out on the weekend. Also, if your daughter does not go out with her friends, you can tell her through this song that she needs to have fun after working the whole week.
12. The Sweetest Gift, Sade (Listen)
You can dedicate this song to your kid that they are the sweetest gift from God. Your kid shines bright like morning. You remember the moment they came into your life.
13. Godspeed (Sweet Dreams), Dixie Chicks (Listen)
You can dedicate this song to your kid when they leave for college. This song can be a lullaby song for those kids who miss your good night stories.
14. Ho, Hey, The Lumineers (Listen)
This song will tell your kid that you belong to them and they belong to you. They are your sweetheart and you care about them every time.
15. Home, Phillip Phillips (Listen)
You can tell your kid that they don’t have to pay attention to bad people around them because they fill them with fear. Also, you can tell them that they are not alone because there is a home of their family.
16. I Hope You Dance, Lee Ann Womack (Listen)
You can motivate your kid through this song that may they get what they wish for. I hope you dance means that may your kid do good with others and the door of opportunity keeps opening for them.
17. I’m Yours, Jason Mraz (Listen)
You can tell your kid that you will be giving your best to make them happy. Also, you will never turn your back on them. But you want them to see and feel as you see and feel them.
18. In My Daughter’s Eyes, Martina McBride (Listen)
You can dedicate this song to your daughter that you know what you see in your daughter’s eyes. She sees you as a hero. Whenever you see in your daughter’s eyes, you see a peaceful world that makes you calm. Also, she puts a smile in your heart when she wraps her hand around your finger.
19. In My Life, the Beatles (Listen)
You can tell your kid about the memories you have made with them. You will never lose affection with them because you love them the most.
20. It Won’t Be Like This for Long, Darius Rucker (Listen)
You can tell your daughter that nothing lasts forever. It is about the time when she was born and later on, you dropped her at preschool. You watched her grow into a teenager and one day she will be all grown and gone.
21. Just the Two of Us, Will Smith (Listen)
You as a father can dedicate this song to your son that it was the time when the doctor placed him in your arms you promised that you won’t let harm meet your son. You see him as a little version of yourself. Also, you always try to be a good dad and friend to him.
22. Kooks, David Bowie (Listen)
You can dedicate this song to your kid that you have made efforts to keep your kid dry and warm. Also, you want them to live with you even when they have grown up and they want to take their chance.
23. Landslide, Fleetwood Mac (Listen)
You can dedicate this song to your kid to let them know that you have built your life around them. When they grow up and bolder, you want them to turn around and look for you.
24. Make You Feel My Love, Bob Dylan, Garth Brooks, or Adele (Listen Dylan – Listen Brooks – Listen Adele)
Dedicate this song to your kid and they will know that you have protected them from hard times. Also, you have been standing with them in challenging times. In the end, you will go to the ends of the world to let them know that how much you love them.
25. My Girl, The Temptations (Listen)
You can dedicate this song to your wife but as a parent, you can dedicate it to your daughter. Your daughter will know that she is a sweeter song and warmth of may on colder days. Also, you are proud of her.
26. My Little Girl, Tim McGraw (Listen)
As a father, you can dedicate this song to your daughter that you love her the most and she is an angel for you. When she is older and bold and she goes chasing her dreams, you will be waiting for her to come to you.
27. My Wish, Rascal Flatts (Listen)
You can dedicate this song to your son or daughter that you wish them good luck. They should be dreaming big about themselves and have little worries. It means that whatever they choose, should be good for them.
28. Never Grow Up, Taylor Swift (Listen)
You can dedicate this song to your kid tell them that you don’t want them to grow up. It was a time when they were in the crib and now, they are moving out.
29. Stay Beautiful, Taylor Swift (Listen)
Dedicate this song to your son that he is beautiful. When he walks back home, girls whisper about his beauty. Also, when he has got everything, he wished for, he can come back to your home.
30. Sweet Child O’Mine, Guns N’ Roses (Listen)
You can dedicate this song to your daughter that her smile recalls her childhood memories. She is your sweet child who takes you to a warm and safe place.
31. Teach Your Children Well, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Listen)
Dedicate this song to your children that you want them to have a life code that they live by. They should look for the truth to make it a better place to live.
32. Then They Do, Trace Adkins (Listen)
If your kid is leaving for college, dedicate this song to them. They will know that you have waited for them to grow up and now they are leaving for it. Then they have chased their dreams and you miss them every time.
33. There Goes My Life, Kenny Chesney (Listen)
As a parent, you can dedicate this song to your daughter that you were scared of when she was about to come into this world. When she came into this world, you have been spending money on her diapers and now she is leaving for her college in her car. Now she is your life and love her so much.
34. These Are the Days, Van Morrison (Listen)
You can dedicate this song to your kid that there is no time in the past but only in the present and future. The moment they are spending right now is full of sparkles, treasures, and magic. You are saving them in your memories that will last forever.
35. Tough Little Boys, Gary Allen (Listen)
Dedicate this song to your son that little boy grows up to big babies who care about their sons. When your son goes to school, you follow the bus. You might look tough but you care and love your son.
36. Upside Down, Jack Johnson (Listen)
When your kid is growing, you can dedicate this song to them. It will tell them that the time is changing but your kid remains the same for you. Although you want to turn everything upside down, maybe this is how it’s supposed to be.
37. We’re Going to be Friends, The White Stripes (Listen)
When your kid is of age to start preschool, you can dedicate this song to them. It will let them know that you are their friend forever.
38. What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong (Listen)
You can dedicate this song to your kid that your life has been wonderful since they came into your life. You see colors of rainbows in the pretty sky. You are having bright blessed days.
39. Wild World, Cat Stevens (Listen)
Dedicating this song to your daughter when leaves for college or works in another state would be the best song for her. You can tell her from this song that there is a wild world outside this home and she has to be beware of everything.
40. Yellow, Coldplay (Listen)
This song can tell your kid that how they shine for you. You can also let them know that they have beautiful skin and bones and you love them so much.
41. Your Song, Elton John (Listen)
You can dedicate this song to your kid that your life has been wonderful since they are in your life. Also, you want the best for them.
42. Cats in the Cradle, Harry Chapin (Listen)
Dedicate this song to your son that you recall the time when he came into this world. He started walking and talking. How he said that he wants to be like you. Also, when he’s all grown up and like you. You feel like cats in the cradle and silver spoon.
43. Blessed, Elton John (Listen)
You can dedicate this song to your kid to tell him that how you felt when they were about to come into this world. You promise to bless them with the best.
44. Red Robin, Clark Richard (Listen)
It is a perfect song dedication when you want to make a slideshow for your daughter’s graduation ceremony. It will let her know that how it felt to you when she was a kid holding daddy’s finger.
45. Gracie, Ben Folds (Listen)
You can dedicate this song to your daughter to let her know that she is a part of yours. You have her as your baby girl and a friend. Also, you have taught her everything she needs to know.
46. Ready, Set, Don’t Go (Listen)
Your daughter is packing her stuff so that she can leave tomorrow for her college, dedicate this song to her on the last night at home. It will tell her that you still remember her first word and now she’s grown up enough to live on her own.
47. A New Day Has Come, Celine Dion (Listen)
Tell your kid by dedicating this song that it was a new start for you when they came into this world. You have been waiting for so long and God blessed you with an angel.
48. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel), Billy Joel (Listen)
You can dedicate this song to your kid as a lullaby song. They can listen to it every night before they sleep. It will tell them that you are with them no matter wherever they go.
49. Isn’t She Lovely, Stevie Wonder (Listen)
Tell your daughter by dedicating this song to her that you are heaven-blessed to have her in your life. She is made of pure love and lovely, precious, and wonderful.
50. The One Thing, Shakira (Listen)
You can dedicate this song to your son or daughter that they are the one thing that you have got right. They turn darkness into the sunlight in this fickle world.
Parent To Child Songs – Tell Them What They Mean in Your Life
You can dedicate special songs to your son or daughter to tell them that what they mean in your life. These songs will let them know that how you felt when they first held you in their arms. When your kids grow up and move out, you can tell them that how you feel when they go away from your eyes. These special songs from parent to child will bring joy and tears.