Teen mom help or hurt?

United States
August 29, 2012 9:07am CST
ok so just about everyone has seen the show teen mom or atleast heard about it. i want to know your oppinions. 1. the show is supposed to help stop teens from having kids. however in all honesty i think more kids want to have kids now so that they can be like the people on the show or even possibly get on the show themselfs. your thoughts? 2. ever notice how on the show the moms always have shinny new cars or big new houses? well life doesnt go like that when your not getting paid for being on tv. its not like one day your struggling to get by and the next you have a kid a big house and a new car... and i dont think that kids these days get that. ok now what are your thoughts on all of it. the show, todays kids, ect.
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@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
29 Aug 12
I have said this about every other day at least more then half the girls at my daughter's high school has had a baby already or is getting ready to have one an I am always saying u never see the girls on teen mom change a baby clean up after they eat an throw half the food on the floor an all the work that comes with a baby an to answer your question it hurt
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• United States
29 Aug 12
oh yeah high schoolers. when i was in school still (before i dropped out and got my GED for health reasons) i was in a class of maybe 30 kids total, out of those 30 kids 17 of them were girls and 9 of those girls were haveing or had kids
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
30 Aug 12
sad thing is a few years back a girl in my daughters 5th grade class yes that means she was 12 was having a baby an her mom was so proud her baby going to be a mom even talking about how a boy snuck though her daughters window saying out loud well at least he don't have to sneak now I think I would of met him with a ballbat to his knees while he was climbing out oh by the way the boy was 17
• United States
30 Aug 12
i woul have killed him if it was my daughter, idk how anyone could be proud of a 12 yr old having a baby. when i was 12 there was a girl in my class that had a baby but it was because she was raped by a 47 yr old, she kept the baby but it wasnt like her mother was proud, i mean she was there for her and everything but i supposed thats a totally diffrent situation. thats rediculous of that girls mother, she should be slapped
@deazil (4556)
• United States
29 Aug 12
The show is just another example of Hollywood glorifying all the things kids should NOT be thinking/doing. Today's kids are growing up in a dysfunctional society. There are very few, if any, really good role models for them. They are not learning the basics of being a decent human being. The internet and all the electronic whatevers that they have do not promote manners or any kind of intelligent thought. There is a vacuousness about them that is appalling. Some of them know right from wrong but don't care and the rest just don't even have a clue. They have no respect for others, in particular themselves. They are materialistic in the extreme and are absolutely without values of any kind. I'm sure there must be some out there somewhere that aren't quite so bad. I just wonder where they are. Just my .02.
• United States
29 Aug 12
i agree with you 150% i mean i may be 18 but i am not really materilistic at all, i know the value of money and how to work for it. it seems like everyone i grew up around got bought everything they could have wanted, its just rediculous.
• United States
29 Aug 12
not to mention the fact that i know better then to go out and have a kid, i have raised my little sister so i know what is involved in it. i may be engaged and live on my own already but i would rather be stable in the money department first and i dont think these 15-16 year olds get that it costs a ton
• India
30 Aug 12
Hi friend, for the first time i am hearing about the show mentioned by you, but it is not good to become a mum in our teen age, since teen age don't know about responsibilities, it is really hard to raise up a kid in our teen age, surely teen mum's are facing a lot of problems in the society
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• United States
31 Aug 12
very true
• United States
30 Aug 12
The thing is these shows sort of backfire because it makes teen pregnancy look kind of cool by making it look easy, and seems to promote the idea that you can get yourself on TV if you're a pregnant teen.
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• United States
30 Aug 12
exactly
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
29 Aug 12
The path to hell is paved with good intentions.
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• United States
29 Aug 12
very true
• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Aug 12
I think it absolutely hurts more than it helps. It makes teen girls want to be like them and have the fancy things they have. It's not based on reality at all! Maybe they should do one for the lower income so teens can see what's it is really like to have a baby and struggle! That would be more of what reality looks like. They are making it seem glamorous when it is obviously not.
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• United States
29 Aug 12
oh now that would be a show i might actually watch. lol. but your right they make it look almost fun when its not really fun at all. i mean it can be... kids can be great... if you can afford them and not have to worry about how you are gonna feed and cloth them every day.
@fatlex06 (895)
• Philippines
30 Aug 12
Teens nowadays are really different from before. They really wanted to experiment things and to do things immediately. That's what we've been experiencing with my little sister. She's just 18 but she already has her daughter and till now I don't think that she really learned her lesson. With regards to the show, I hope teens would really get it. I hope it will be better. :) Thanks
• United States
30 Aug 12
isnt that true but i think alot of teens wanting to experiment so much comes from there parents and others telling them not to do this and that, then they are like well why not? and are more likely to try it, atleast thats how it was with me, my father would tell me not to do things so i would instantly go behind his back and do them where as my mother would be like if you want to try something once go ahead but i want you home when you do it or i want to know where you are and when you will be home yada yada and i would try it but most the time i wouldnt continue to do it.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
29 Aug 12
The reality television shows of teen mothers may have started out with the best on intentions to show teens what they are heading for, i think it has snowballed into glorifying the roof the teen mother in modern society, We should be educating out children not rewarding their judgments.
• United States
29 Aug 12
so true