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School trips to prisons, and maternity wards, drug rehabilitation centers, etc. Do you think..

...that this trips could teach this kids a lesson therefore reducing crime, teen pregnancy, drugs, etc for our young generation?
Hypothetically speaking~

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:27 PM on Jun. 1, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (17)
  • But I do think that some kids who's parents aren't as interactive as they should be need these scare tactics. What else do they have if not their parents' help? Ex: schools in the ghetto have more students who end up in prison. It's a sad statistic. Those schools MIGHT benefit some from such trips.
    jus1jess

    Answer by jus1jess at 3:34 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • ....wow. you might be right, but i don't see a whole lot of parents signing that permission slip.
    ajguinn

    Answer by ajguinn at 2:28 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • I'd be pretty pissed if a bunch of kids were touring the maternity ward if I had just had a baby...but maybe if the kids are headed in the criminal direction a look at a prison might help...especially if they have some ridiculous idea that it makes them hart and tough ( thug life ).
    Farrahann

    Answer by Farrahann at 2:30 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • i think they are a good idea... id sign the permission slip
    2cuteboysrmine

    Answer by 2cuteboysrmine at 2:30 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • I meant hard and tough :) oops
    Farrahann

    Answer by Farrahann at 2:31 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • OMG sorry about the typos I meant these* shame on me :-( OP
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:36 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • Um an EMPTY prison maybe, like Alcatraz trips. Maternity wards, no, pregnant women and child birthing should not be used as scare tactics. Rehab centers, probably not, same logic as a prison. Maybe having speakers with evidence of their stories.
    BaisMom

    Answer by BaisMom at 2:40 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • I think if people really wanted to stop teen pregnancy they would start a program where young girls were assigned willing mothers to shadow throughout the later stages of pregnancy and through the first six weeks of the babies life.
    The things that happen to you during that time would scare young girls straight so to speak. If they saw first hand all of the hemorrhoids, stretchmarks, postpartum bleeding, the business of birth. I think it would really decrease the number of teen births, I think kids that get pregnant don't realize how drastic pregnancy and birth are.
    Nathskitten

    Answer by Nathskitten at 2:43 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • no I'd be against it. 1. my kids schools budgets have cut out some sports, arts and educational fieldtrips. I sure the heck wouldn't pay to send my kids to a prison. 2. yeah wow no most teens would think that it was jokes anyways.
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 2:49 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • I'd sign the slip... I think it would be something good. Although seeing the actual birth might not help teens at all. Cause its beautifully gross. I know it wouldn't have helped me if I would have wanted a baby cause I would have thought it was beautiful even as a teenager. Seeing the mother bonding with the new baby would have just been the thing that would have made my mind. Maybe it would have to opposite effect on a male? I dunno. I think the drug rehabs centers and prisions are good. Maybe homeless shelters and teen pregnancy crisis centers would be better than the maternity ward..
    Charlies_mommy

    Answer by Charlies_mommy at 2:50 PM on Jun. 1, 2009