I thought it was a joke, or an attempt at a HS melodrama...WRONG! She's 16, she's pregnant, she's living with her "fiance" in her own place, she's graduating early, and she's ON TV! WHAT?! WHY?! Why is MTV glamorizing teen pregnancy? It looks like their just living and acting like kids, but their HAVING kids. She's working part time with Daddy (Gpa), he's working nights as a welder, and she goes to school during the day. They still "go out", they ride "quads" (smart at almost 9 months pregnant), they just showed her baby shower with all of her friends acting like it's just SO cute, and she's the center of attention ALL THE TIME.
Apparently, this IS NOT just THIS girl, it's a different girl each episode, I'm not sure if that makes it better, as in this isn't just HER show, or worse, as in there are ENOUGH girls who were 16 & pregnant to make a whole SERIES out of. I don't understand, I don't get it, and I really don't understand where someone even COMES UP with this type of show. How do you advertise for it, to get the girls? I missed the first part, and I guess they start from the begining of the pregnancy, and go through the first few months of being new parents. I'm just a little disturbed by this whole concept.
I get the, what's done is done, now lets deal with the situation. I DO NOT get the "let's go on TV and share this with the world." What happened to NOT airing "dirty laundry"? Did I miss something along the way? What happened to parents simply saying "NO!"? (In this case, I guess I'm talking about the GRANDparents) When did "no" become a four letter word? When did "no" become dirty? Because, I tell MY kids "NO!, NOT!, UH UH!" all of the time.
I was 19 when I got pregnant and married, 20 when my son was born, and 23 when I got divorced. I KNOW what lies ahead for these kids, I KNOW what it's like to be the single mom, having to work and take care of bills, and find daycare, and all the other things that go with parenthood. THAT'S why I made sure that it didn't happen again until I was remarried and A LOT older. My kids are 9.5 years apart. Right now they're in the "honeymoon" stage of parenthood, when everything is new, and sweet, and unique. And, NOW, she's surprised that her teenage boyfriend would rather paly with his friends, then play house. I feel bad for everyone involved with this family.
MTV needs to go back to playing music videos and stupid dating games.