Rachel
Rachel

June 25th, 2008, 2:08 am #11

http://news.bostonherald.com/news/opini ... position=1
It seems that the theme of single parenthood is being "glamorized" in the media lately, and there was a case of a "pact" of teenagers here agreeing to have babies and raise them together with no involvement from the fathers...people see this as bad for society and the problems of single parent homes...of course many single parent homes are wonderful and produce exceptional children. It is a two-sided argument. I don't know what this show will involve exactly....

A "family channel" is supposed to be one that parents can safely let their kids view without concern about theme, language, content etc.
Several comments, sort of OT for the boards, but related to the Molly Ringwald show:

1. I am probably incapable of giving an unbiased opinion of the show because I hate Brenda Hampton and I used to write long detailed accounts of why I thought "7th Heaven" was a horrible show (and how it was made worse because it was proclaiming to be morally superior) so I'm pretty sure this new show is going to be of terrible quality. That said, I don't think the media has glamorized teen pregnancy. Jamie Lynn Spears was given attention, yes, but it was a lot of negative attention with more finger-pointing at Lynne Spears for raising two apparently troubled daughters. The movie "Juno" received a lot of acclaim but it didn't make teen pregnancy seem easy, enjoyable or desirable. If you've seen the film, you know how it ends. The media is a very easy target when there are high-profile problems with society but, IMO, it's sort of displacing the blame.

2. A teen in Gloucester, MA is now claiming that there was no pregnancy pact. She is saying a bunch of girls accidentally got pregnant and then made a pact to help each other raise the babies so they could all stay in school. The principal and journalist from Time are of course sticking by their stories.

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June 25th, 2008, 4:03 am #12

I've really missed "y'all",lol!! I'm in Atlanta and loving it. I get made fun of on a daily basis for my "northern accent" and the fact that I say "pop" for soda, lol but other than that, it's wonderful!! My husband got his job too!! We are now both at&t employees, so everyone pay their bills, lol!!
Anyways in response to the thread. Has anyone ever heard of teens taking the baby home with the computer chip in it? Sarah did it right before we moved. She had it for the whole weekend. She had to wear a bracelet that detected the baby being near by. It cried every three hours round the clock. She had to take it with her everywhere (so of course we went shopping and to the movies and anyplace I could think of) She toted it around in a baby carrier and had to buckle it properly in the car and everything. Well, I think she had her fill. After not sleeping for 3 nights and still having to go about her day, I think she got a good look at what it would be like.
Well, back to studying for the new job, bye everyone, It was great visiting again
I never heard of that before! I can't believe Sarah did that! I'm laughing at the thought of you dragging all 6 of your kids around and making Sarah (the OLDEST) take her "doll" with her wherver she goes! LOL.... She must have died! LOL... Though I bet it cured any thought that she might have had going into that that it wouldn't be "that bad"... That should be required at all school across the country.

I'm actually very interested in seeing that new reality show this summer. I don't remember the name, but I think it is on ABC. Something like "Baby Borrowers" maybe? Where the teenagers who want to have babies or think it would be "cool" to have babs "borrow" babies and toddlers for several days and care for them and from the commercials are seemingly "cured" of their desire to have children. Looks interesting. :O)

Thats toooo funny about Sarah, lol...
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June 25th, 2008, 4:05 am #13

I've really missed "y'all",lol!! I'm in Atlanta and loving it. I get made fun of on a daily basis for my "northern accent" and the fact that I say "pop" for soda, lol but other than that, it's wonderful!! My husband got his job too!! We are now both at&t employees, so everyone pay their bills, lol!!
Anyways in response to the thread. Has anyone ever heard of teens taking the baby home with the computer chip in it? Sarah did it right before we moved. She had it for the whole weekend. She had to wear a bracelet that detected the baby being near by. It cried every three hours round the clock. She had to take it with her everywhere (so of course we went shopping and to the movies and anyplace I could think of) She toted it around in a baby carrier and had to buckle it properly in the car and everything. Well, I think she had her fill. After not sleeping for 3 nights and still having to go about her day, I think she got a good look at what it would be like.
Well, back to studying for the new job, bye everyone, It was great visiting again
by the way, speaking of "babies"... I they aren't realy babies, but they are YOUR babies... Anyhow, I forgot to tell you when I talked to you before.... My daughter was talking about them all day today! She kept reminding me how funny it was that they ripped your $100 bill in half. Love them! :O)
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June 25th, 2008, 7:05 am #14

I've really missed "y'all",lol!! I'm in Atlanta and loving it. I get made fun of on a daily basis for my "northern accent" and the fact that I say "pop" for soda, lol but other than that, it's wonderful!! My husband got his job too!! We are now both at&t employees, so everyone pay their bills, lol!!
Anyways in response to the thread. Has anyone ever heard of teens taking the baby home with the computer chip in it? Sarah did it right before we moved. She had it for the whole weekend. She had to wear a bracelet that detected the baby being near by. It cried every three hours round the clock. She had to take it with her everywhere (so of course we went shopping and to the movies and anyplace I could think of) She toted it around in a baby carrier and had to buckle it properly in the car and everything. Well, I think she had her fill. After not sleeping for 3 nights and still having to go about her day, I think she got a good look at what it would be like.
Well, back to studying for the new job, bye everyone, It was great visiting again
Has Hannah auditioned for the performing art high school yet?
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June 25th, 2008, 8:37 am #15

I've really missed "y'all",lol!! I'm in Atlanta and loving it. I get made fun of on a daily basis for my "northern accent" and the fact that I say "pop" for soda, lol but other than that, it's wonderful!! My husband got his job too!! We are now both at&t employees, so everyone pay their bills, lol!!
Anyways in response to the thread. Has anyone ever heard of teens taking the baby home with the computer chip in it? Sarah did it right before we moved. She had it for the whole weekend. She had to wear a bracelet that detected the baby being near by. It cried every three hours round the clock. She had to take it with her everywhere (so of course we went shopping and to the movies and anyplace I could think of) She toted it around in a baby carrier and had to buckle it properly in the car and everything. Well, I think she had her fill. After not sleeping for 3 nights and still having to go about her day, I think she got a good look at what it would be like.
Well, back to studying for the new job, bye everyone, It was great visiting again
i saw this on several american tv shows, i think it's mostly in america, never heard of it in france (the baby doll thing)
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June 25th, 2008, 1:33 pm #16

I've really missed "y'all",lol!! I'm in Atlanta and loving it. I get made fun of on a daily basis for my "northern accent" and the fact that I say "pop" for soda, lol but other than that, it's wonderful!! My husband got his job too!! We are now both at&t employees, so everyone pay their bills, lol!!
Anyways in response to the thread. Has anyone ever heard of teens taking the baby home with the computer chip in it? Sarah did it right before we moved. She had it for the whole weekend. She had to wear a bracelet that detected the baby being near by. It cried every three hours round the clock. She had to take it with her everywhere (so of course we went shopping and to the movies and anyplace I could think of) She toted it around in a baby carrier and had to buckle it properly in the car and everything. Well, I think she had her fill. After not sleeping for 3 nights and still having to go about her day, I think she got a good look at what it would be like.
Well, back to studying for the new job, bye everyone, It was great visiting again
...my kids had to use hard-boiled eggs for their "babies." If the shell was cracked at the end of 2 weeks, you failed. I think the computer baby is an excellent idea and I wish every school used those...and glad to hear the "6" family is settle and happy !
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June 25th, 2008, 2:12 pm #17

Several comments, sort of OT for the boards, but related to the Molly Ringwald show:

1. I am probably incapable of giving an unbiased opinion of the show because I hate Brenda Hampton and I used to write long detailed accounts of why I thought "7th Heaven" was a horrible show (and how it was made worse because it was proclaiming to be morally superior) so I'm pretty sure this new show is going to be of terrible quality. That said, I don't think the media has glamorized teen pregnancy. Jamie Lynn Spears was given attention, yes, but it was a lot of negative attention with more finger-pointing at Lynne Spears for raising two apparently troubled daughters. The movie "Juno" received a lot of acclaim but it didn't make teen pregnancy seem easy, enjoyable or desirable. If you've seen the film, you know how it ends. The media is a very easy target when there are high-profile problems with society but, IMO, it's sort of displacing the blame.

2. A teen in Gloucester, MA is now claiming that there was no pregnancy pact. She is saying a bunch of girls accidentally got pregnant and then made a pact to help each other raise the babies so they could all stay in school. The principal and journalist from Time are of course sticking by their stories.

Rachel
...I also didn't like the way 7th Heaven was so pompously superior, when all of their kids had some serious attitude problems...teen motherhood was explored there with Haylie Duff's character, and her several suitors... I think there is some glamorizing of teen pregnancy in the media, in TV films such as the one with Danielle Panabaker, where all turned out just fine when her gym teacher adopted her baby in an open adoption; also the one where the teen dad's family adopted the baby, and many more. I do agree about Juno, and the MA pact thing is very weird. Jamie L Spears, IDK, I think the vote is split in that case. Is she returning to Zoey ? I think the media is trying to show all sides of the situation, and we will have to see what this new Molly Ringwald series entails !
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Jill W.
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June 25th, 2008, 5:47 pm #18

Nickelodeon's official word has always been that the last season of "Zoey 101" was completed before Jamie made her announcement. My daughter and I watched the final episode and while it did sew up the loose ends with the story lines, the series could have been continued, IMO. I don't see that ever happening, however.
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mom of 6
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June 25th, 2008, 6:24 pm #19

Has Hannah auditioned for the performing art high school yet?
Hi Ceceile!!
Not yet. She auditions in Feb. That gives her enough time to prepare. She hasn't had a ballet class in a couple of years and they are very insistant on that. They even want her to know all the vocabulary associated with it. So we'll brush her up on that. She's excited though because she loves ballet and can't wait to get back to it. There is so much opportunity here (even just for the fun stuff) She's auditioning for TOTS soon for High School Musical 2. They are auditioning for extras. That should be fun.
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June 25th, 2008, 8:07 pm #20

Nickelodeon's official word has always been that the last season of "Zoey 101" was completed before Jamie made her announcement. My daughter and I watched the final episode and while it did sew up the loose ends with the story lines, the series could have been continued, IMO. I don't see that ever happening, however.
IMO it was a silly show and my daughter did not like it. She said Zoey was made out to be the heroine, better than everyone else, a role model...Of course she was playing a younger girl, but I imagine her "fan" base of young girls are left confused by the whole situation.
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