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Teen Mom 2

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Teen motherhood sequel has lots more relationship drama.

TV MTV Reality TV 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

I have been watching these "couples" grow for years.... however....

What a joke.... If you are a teen mom driving a Benz or a land rover, building new homes... blah ... blah.. and/or carrying a LV, having elective surgery ... & always screaming at your kids... SHAME ON YOU! You are setting an inappropriate example of what a "teen mom" really is! This series started great- & has turned SO sad & unrealistic. Keep on keepin on.... there are many struggling because they thought they'd be on MTV.... you're all a joke & horrible role models. So sad to watch you all fall. I'm a mom & am old(er).... & am embarrassed for you all. Sad. Really Sad to watch... so I don't anymore...
age 17+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
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Like the original, this rendition of the popular reality show offers a look at what teens' lives can be like if they have children at a young age. It showcases how their lack of maturity, stability, and education makes motherhood even more difficult on a day-to-day basis. While some of the women featured here succeed at reaching some goals, like finishing college, most of them seem to position themselves in a continued spiral of failed relationships, bad choices, and subsequent pregnancies. A seemingly never-ending custody battle between a cast member and her mother is also a major part of the narrative.

However, to keep Teen Mom 2 entertaining, it emphasizes the often-contentious relationships the young women have with the fathers of (or some of) their children. Although a few of them are able to co-parent in positive ways, much of the drama stems from arguments about things ranging from sharing daily childcare duties to infidelity and giving a baby up for adoption. The disappearance of some of the fathers is also addressed. Teen viewers may take what they see here as a warning against getting pregnant or having children at a young age, but others may simply be entertained by the conflicts it features.

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