Thursday, June 26, 2008

Teens and Babies

There is a new show on TV of teen couples in an experiment where they live in a provided house and they live the stages of life. Starting with an apparatus that make one feel pregnant and then the babies are given to them from volunteers which monitor the care their child is receiving. The purpose is to see if the teens want and can take care of children . They take care of each placement for three days. They start with the babies next is toddlers, then children, then teens and then elderly. Thank goodness we don't have it this way in real life. You grow with your children and take each stage as it comes. If someone had told me as I was to marry Dr John that I would have to literally wipe his mother's behind, and give her shots etc. , I might not have agreed to marry him. His mother was a wonderful person and I loved her and taking care of her was not a problem.

Also these children and people are not theirs and they have been taken from their parents. The children are going to act up because of the separation. I am not sure if this experiment will help them make the correct choice. It will give them an idea that the job of raising children is not an easy one, and you have to place others care over your own wants.

5 comments:

quilly said...

Well, it will be interesting to see if this reduces teen pregnancies. I know that the reality of helping with my sister's 4 kids when I was just a teen (17-21)kept me from risking pregnancy -- it also kept me too tired to date!

AtomiK Kitten said...

I hope it does work. I agree the show is a bit off because the babies (and the TODDLERS) will have big time separation anxiety.

I took care of my husband's grandfather until he had to be put in a nursing home for those with dementia that are violent. He wasn't always violent. I help with my father in law (he has Parkinson's). I kind of knew what I was getting in to since I knew my husband's father had Parkinson's when we were dating.

mreddie said...

Maybe it will do a bit of good, anything that shows them the real life responsibility can't be all bad. The Spice and I are involved in partial care of her aging Mom - not a picnic. Thanks for coming by the "blueberry patch". ec

Jill said...

I watched a little bit of it. I thought it was pretty good. The parents can watch via webcam and the students see what life with kids is like. They soon find out it is not what they thought it would be. I hope kids watch and learn. The key is that they watch...

Nea said...

I personally think that it is crazy show. And no way is it representative of having your own children. They are forgetting the BONDING that takes place when a baby is actually born. If anyone had to try and raise someone else's child as a teenager, and the child is just trust on them, it would not work. and the children, who knows what long term damage this is doing to them...haha.......no way would I allow my children to do this......

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