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How should we portray teenage parents?

Posted by Prymface on Thursday, April 15, 2010,

I read an article this week about the Juno effect, or rather the death of it. Turns out, amid all this moral panic, the film Juno did NOT actually cause teenage birth rates to increase! The thing is people really don’t know how to portray young parents responsibly. As the article states:

‘Juno was too smart, funny and likable; Katherine Heigl in "Knocked Up" was too pretty and too happy; the Gloucester girls were too poor and too dumb; Jamie Lynn Spears was too rich and too dumb; Bristol P...
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The problem with teenage mums

Posted by Prymface on Monday, February 1, 2010,
Just found this article on 'the problem with teenage mothers'

"It is possible for a young woman to have a child at 16, go to university, have a successful career and to bring up a child who is himself a productive and decent member of society. I know because I did it" Dr Siobhan McClelland
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