I watched some of that show "16 and Pregnant" on MTV, and I know they are trying to show the "realities" of being young and pregnant. But I also can't help but think that they are glamourizing it just a bit. I could see some young girl watching it and thinking to herself, I could do that, and she got to be on MTV because she is pregnant. I get that some teenagers are going to get pregnant no matter what, but I want them to really know what they are getting into. Do you think this show will help teenagers see what parenthood is really like, or do you think it will just make teenage pregnancy seem ok.
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I know a lot of Mom's of teens got their panties in a bunch over that show The Secret Life of an American Teenager. Some thought this show would get young girls to believe it was ok to get pregnant at 16 too. If you wait until the end of the show the girl who plays the pregnant teen does a PSA begging teens to talk to their parents about sex and parents to talk to their teens. I think for the most part these types of shows are rather innocuous, but there will always be a twit here and there that will think it is cool to get pregnant. Babies are not toys or dolls. I think some girls have a romanticized idea of how parenting will be.
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