16 and pregnant

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Registered: 04-11-2012
16 and pregnant
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Wed, 12-26-2012 - 12:29pm

I have heard a lot of the younger girls at work talking about the show 16 and Pregnant so went to check it out on the internet and I can't believe what I saw. It looks to me like a bunch of troubled girls are being glorified over getting themselves pregnant. Most are too young to even be in a relationship but most are in horrible relationships and have terrible parents. I am not understanding why they are getting to be TV stars. Am I missing something here?

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Registered: 11-14-2008
Fri, 12-28-2012 - 9:58am

I've always had mixed feelings about this show. Having watched it often with my own teen daughter, I can say she isn't of the mind that the teen moms live a wonderful life. If anything, she sees it as a lesson on how easily one implusive choice can impact the future, but then, it might help that she and I always discuss the show, too. Maybe that's part of what helps make a difference with her. 

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Registered: 06-14-2012
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 2:28pm

I love the show for entertainment value, but then, I'm a 28 year old married girl trying to have her first baby.  If I had a teenage son or daughter, I would likely feel differently, and I can certainly see why many people don't agree with the show.