A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Being pregnant and a parent at a young age is hard. The various long-term consequences of this aren't always discussed.
Positive Role Models
Some moms approach their pregnancies more mature than others. One expectant parent is transgender.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of arguing, which leads to yelling, screaming, door slamming, etc.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Being young and pregnant is the main theme of the show. References to having sex. Child birthing moments are shown.
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"Hell," "bitch," lots of bleeped curses.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
One young woman's parents are drug addicts. Drinking is sometimes visible.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant, another installment of the Teen Mom franchise, is about young women who are coping with pregnancy and motherhood. It highlights the challenges of their individual situations, but focuses more on the discord between the babies' fathers, family, and friends. There's lots of arguing, which leads to yelling, screaming, strong language (including bleeped cursing), as well as conversations about sex and infidelity. Addiction is addressed, and drinking is sometimes visible. Scenes from various births are shown.
Is It Any Good?
This unscripted series highlights the challenges that come with becoming a young parent, but it's not a very fresh addition to the Teen Mom canon. Much of the drama comes from the cast's struggles to maintain positive and stable relationships with their babies' fathers. Adding to this are the additional conflicts brought on by feuding grandparents, addiction, and a judgmental community.
Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant serves as a cautionary tale for young adults (and to some extent, their parents). However, it follows an overall soap opera-like formula that moves away from teaching life lessons and creates entertainment out of personal disagreements and discord. This formula has made the overall franchise popular, and it's yielded a fair share of controversial reality celebs. As a result, one has to question what messages the viewers of Young and Pregnant are going to come away with.
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