Friday, June 19, 2009

16 & Pregnant

The Show

MTV's 16 and Pregnant focuses on the controversial subject of teen pregnancy. Each episode follows a period in the life of a teenager as she navigates the bumpy terrain of adolescence, growing pains, rebellion and coming of age; all while dealing with being pregnant.

Each of the girls stories offers a unique look into the wide variety of challenges pregnant teens face: marriage, adoption, religion, gossip, finances, rumors among the community, graduating high school, getting (or losing) a job.

Last Night

Farrah is a popular cheerleader from Council Bluffs, Iowa, but when her friends start gossiping about her becoming a single mom, she abandons her high school life and starts spending way too much time with her overbearing mother.

The Show: 41 mins

I thought that it was a good show and I think that it would be a great show for parents and teenagers to watch together and talk. There are episodes that might be good for parent/student to watch at a "church/small group" and have part of student ministry.


Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree with you. I am a mother of a girl who just turned 16 in Febuary, and is 4 1/2 months pregnant. We live in a small town in Nebraska where everyone talks. The school thank god is going to work with her. Unfortunatly, she will only be a junior this fall. And the boyfriend is 15 from Council Bluffs, IA who is only somewhat supportive. It sucks!!

Thoughts From Jeff said...

Anonymous Mom:

I hope that everything is going well for you and your daughter during this time. This transition can be very difficult. I hope that the school continues to be supportive and that your daughter does a great job over the next 4+ months and that the voices will be quiet and those that are loud are supportive voices.