Uh, teen mom. Why does everyone hate you so? I mostly hate how people say it glamorizes the life of a teen mom. HAVE ANY OF YOU SEEN THIS SHOW? Uh, no one hates a teen mom more than mom. I am a advocate of celibacy until marriage, I was a virgin until I was married and I will tell my kids that it’s important they stay that way too.
But this show doesn’t glamourize the teen moms.
Not a bit.
It consistantly shows that these girls think they’ll be able to do it all once that baby comes, and it consistantly show that the baby comes and the crap hits the fan. Those girls have no support, they have no money, and have lost their teenage years.
EACH girl says they wished they had waited.
Honestly, I do think that 16 and pregnant is a better show. I do really think there are some girls out there thinking twice about having sex if they’ve seen that show. It makes me never want to have a baby again. 🙂
But, I also think that teen mom is taking it a little too far. I do think someone from the show should’ve stopped Amber as she beat her boyfriend.
This show is about people who have made bad choices, and hopefully we can learn from those choices. But if we continue to allow them to make more and more bad choices as we watch, then that’s no good.
I did just watch the one where Ashley makes the hard decision to give her baby up for adoption. Honestly, that is the only happy ending for the girls on this show. I am so happy that Kaitlyn’s situation has turned out so well and I hope it’s a good example for girls in the same situation. I hope Ashley’s continues as well.
So, should I stop watching? The happy news it that Teen Mom and 16 and pregnant are both available online for my viewing pleasure when I have an hour to sit down and enjoy some TV. 🙂