Do not let your children watch this show!
Not appropriate for anyone under the age of 17 or 18. Although I applaud the writers for portraying these teenagers as intelligent and well spoken who actually use proper grammar the show is extremely sexually charged and unrealistic.
The theme seems to evolve around sex, sex and yeah, more sex. Not only are kids portrayed as very sexualized, but they are shown in bed with one another. Yes, it can spark discussion among parents and teens, but do you really need to watch something so salacious to open such dialogue? This show is misleading as well because it depicts an almost "Brady Bunch", like simplistic solution to the teenage drama and problems associated with sex. Everything seems to work out just fine for the teen mothers. They have family support, convenient jobs that seem to just appear and plenty of money. Yes, condoms are talked about, but condoms don't protect against herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases. This information is not discussed, furthermore no one contracts any STD's with is unrealistic given the amount of sex being had. If a teen on this show is not having sex, they are obsessed with having a boyfriend or girlfriend rather than academic or athletic achievement. The adults don't seem to be any better as they are focused on their own sex lives. What about oral herpes from the oral sex these minors are engaging in? Why is no one concerned about STD's?
This show does not take a realistic or serious approach to sex and it's consequences for high school age children. It glamorizes and idealizes the issue. In fact, so much time and effort is put into relationships and sex that I don't know how anyone actually has time to pass tenth grade. This show is pure entertainment and not appropriate for ANY children. It is so sexually charged in fact, I would not be surprised if pedophiles weren't the biggest supporters of this "family drama"