16 and Pregnant
What Kind Of Relationship Does The Teenage Mother Have With The Child’s Father? How About Her Own Family?
What Challenges Do The Teenagers Face? For Instance, Is The Mother Still In School? How About The Father?
Discuss Long-Term Implications. Who Provides Financial Support For The Baby? What Social Support Is Available?
What Role Does The Father Play In The Lives Of The Mother And Baby?
Did The Mother Experience Any Complications Of Pregnancy? Using Research In The Text To Support Your Answer, Do You Think The Parents And Baby Will Fare Well In The Long Run? Explain, Citing Examples From The Episode.
Parents are considered to be one the most responsible person’s in everyone’s life. Being parents is also a very responsible responsibility to perform. In this abstract a light is thrown on problems and sacrifices teen moms and child have to face in the world.
This was the American based reality television show which was telecasted on MTV. This show was aired on June 11, 2009 to July 14, 2014. In this show struggle of teen mom was shown and in each episode there were different young girls shown who got pregnant and was pregnant from 4.5 months to 8 months. As shown in the episode most of the time the relations between teen mother and her husband got spoiled because of the unplanned pregnancy. Most of the time baby’s father denies supporting the baby’s mother as he is not ready for the responsibility yet. Family of teen mom also got depressed of this news and they also lack in providing positive support to teen mom.
Teenage mom had faced many challenges such as mental and social pressure because in most of the cases teen mom was either studying in school or in college and she had to leave her studies because of this pressure. Her dreams got finished because she was not having any support. As shown in the episode most of the time teen fathers does not support his baby and baby’s mother instead he left them alone and shows no concern. This result in careless caring of child and child may involve in wrong direction in future (Todd, 2013).
Father fulfils the dreams of his child and they also ensure to make the future of child bright and successful. There is always a support of father to his child but if father denies the responsibility of child then it results in struggle of single mom (Schalz, 2013).
Legal frames and laws took care of the child and teen mom and they fulfils their basic necessities. This was the only financial and social support of teen mom has. There were several complications which were faced by teen mom during pregnancy such health issues, low weight baby, premature deliveries and many more (Mcghee, 2013).
The chances of parents and baby farewell was less because there are many reasons by which they were not been able to make the future of child bright and this was also shown in episode that “there was a teen mom and dad who had given birth to a baby girl and they want to take care of their child but because of teen couple parent’s they were not been able to take care of that child and they had to left that child in hospital.” This will ultimately result in bad future of the child (Bass, 2013).
Teen Pregnancy may create serious health issues to mother and child and it may also result in careless caring of child because at an early age young mother and father may not take child properly. And financial problems to teen mom and child may occur in future.
Bass, A. (2013). Isolates and Struggling: A Real Life "Sixteen and pregnant". In L. Guglielmo, MTV and Teen Pregnancy (p. 219). London: Scarecrow Press.
Mcghee, A. N. (2013). "I'll See You in Court: The Collison of Legal Drama Frames and Public Polic . In L. Guglielmo, MTV and Teen Pregnancy: Critical Essays on 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom (p. 193). London: Scarecrow Press.
Schalz, J. B. (2013). Making Rooms for Daddy: Images of Teen Fatherhood. In L. Guglielmo, MTV and Teen Pregnancy: Critical Essays on 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom (p. 125). London: Scarecrow Press.
Todd, A. (2013). Teen Moms Negotiate Desires; The Production Of Patriarchal Motherhood. In L. Guglielmo, MTV and Teen Pregnancy (p. 35). London: Scarecrow Press.