A follow-up to the MTV series "16 and Pregnant," "Teen Mom" chronicles the challenges teenagers Farrah, Maci, Amber and Catelynn face in their first years of motherhood, including such things as graduating from high school, relationships, getting a job, beginning college and moving out on their own. Oh, and raising their first child.
About 77% of teens say that "Teen Mom" and other such reality shows help them "better understand the challenges of pregnancy and parenting," according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy...Some pundits even suggest that teen birth rates are at record lows in part because of the "Teen Mom" television genre...It should also go without saying that Maci, Amber, Farrah and Catelynn are to be honored for choosing to give their babies the gift of life. It was wise, moral and responsible of them. But there's a paradox here. While I believe "Teen Mom"'s makers have tried to bring its viewers the harsh realities of teen pregnancy and parenthood, they've also strangely glamorized it. The series has made celebrities out of a handful of girls for no other reason than they got pregnant when they were very young...And I have to wonder whether participating in a reality show is conducive to properly forming a new family.--Paul Asay, Meredith Whitmore, PluggedIn
Brian Campbell, Joe Perota
Teen Mom was one of the most popular Tv Shows that year. This was Viacom’s 2nd Tv Show. Teen Mom was one of this most popular pieces. If you liked that Tv Show, you should also try The Secret Life of the American Teenager, 16 and Pregnant, and High School Moms.