The Secret Life of the American Teenager

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Heartfelt drama tackles teen sex, pregnancy, parenthood.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 86 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 187 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

This show has good lessons!

Hi! I really enjoyed watching this show, and I think that it has great lessons and could spark lots of conversations with your kid. If you are open with your kid, and your kid is open with you, than Ithink that this show could be very good. It has some mature themes, but the characters are great role models and handle these situations in very mature and realistic ways, which I think is great for kids and teens to see. It doesn't have much language or violence, but centers mainly around a teen pregnancy, which might be a little much for some kids. I think that if you make a deal with your kid beforehand that if they have any questions about the topics/material that comes up during this show, it could be very beneficial for them to watch!! Thank you so much for reading this review!
age 16+

Well done teen drama ok for very mature teens and adults

While the show only has a TV-14 rating it has mature themes such as abortion and infidelity which makes it inappropriate for kids and most teens. That being said one message that really sticks out is the main characters desire to do the right thing despite what others try to pressure her to do.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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