August 14, 2008

Baby Borrowers

There is a new show on TV and I think its an awesome idea. The concept, teach children what its like to be a parent. Couples wanting kids (teenage couples) come on to this show and see how well they do at parenthood. Why didn't they come up with this idea sooner? Kids think that having babies is all fun and games. Babies are so cute and fun to cuddle, why not have one of your own? I took a class in Junior High that taught sex education. We had to carry an egg around and pretend it was a baby. The teacher would initial the egg so that we couldn't pass a new child off secondary to not paying attention and breaking the first one. That would be considered child abuse. It was a nice idea but not realistic enough to get the point across. Ive seen shows that had mechanical babies that cry, poop, and spit up, which was closer than an egg but nothing like the real thing. This type of program needs to be in every community.

On the show, some nights they are dealing with babies, then preteens, and at last teenagers. The kids they choose to play the children of the teens all have unique needs and personalities. The show on teenager vs teen parents was quite entertaining. Some of the kids really gave the couples a run for their money. One couple actually broke up during the show. This is a brilliant concept. If every child was mandated to take a course similar to this, I bet the pregnancy rate in teens would drop dramatically. It seems society is in a hurry for our kids to grow up. Look at their role models. We need to teach our kids that its OK to be young and not be in a hurry to grow up and have babies. They have their whole lives, why not enjoy being young? Once you become an adult and/or parent, there is no going back. If you haven't tuned in to this show, check your local listings. For those of us that are parents, you will really get a kick out of watching the teens deal with everyday situations. Watch it on NBC.

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1 comment:

No Nonsense Girl said...

I've watched 3 episodes, I loved it!!!!