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Tye’s parents, Dolores and Jerry, confront Lonnie’s mom, Andrea about who’s responsible for their daughter’s pregnancy.
Well Tyler’s mom was trying to blam lani for tyler being pregnet. I dont think she should of been opening her mouth because it could of been tylrer that didnt want to be careful with what they were doing.
i think lonnie will stay because he loves her and he dont want what happened to him to the baby.
I wonder if lonnie would run when the time is near to when the baby would come.If he does will he abandone her forever?
tylers mom is way to immature to say anything about what is happening in this situation. Tyler and Lonnie made the mistake of having intercoarses with eachother. This whole problem would be solved if they were protected with a RUBBER!! So tylers mom needs to just keep her trap shut and drink her coffee!! #shakeandbake!
I think Tyler’s mom is wrong to blame Lonnie on the whole situation. She is being rude to his mother, acting like its all his fault. She should be more respectful to her and take the blame with her and try to work it out.
i think that tylers parents are wrong by blaming the pregnancy all on lonnie, it was both of their faults. they need to show more support or they will struggle with a child
I personally think Dillon’s comment is very heartfelt and full of unending love for the 9ine series.
I think tyes mom should stop blaming lonnie and start blaming herself for not being a good mother
Right on brotha
I have to disagree I think the moms are just frustrated that that kind of situation happened.
why do the women have guy names Tyler and Andrei.
and someone has to clean up the post list i took me 5 hours to get to the bottom
I think both family’s should work it out. Also ty’s mom should have never blamed Andrea.
i think the girls parents were realy mean to the mother because its not her fault her son got their daughter pregnant i also think its good that the teen parents to be are still together.
I think that ty’s mom shouldn’t be playing the blame gam. I think that Ty’s dad is nice and is willing to help Ty and Lonnie but Ty’s mom doesnt seem to care. I think that Lonnie’s mom is trying to help and wants to but it seems that Ty’s mom doesnt want her to
I think Tyler’s mom is being rude to Lonnie’s mom, i mean i understand her why she’s mad that her daughter got pregnant and thinks Lonnie is going to leave Ty. But, then again she shouldn’t get mad because Tyler knew what the outcome of unprotected sex would be.
I think it was really rude of Ty’s mom, Dolaris, to judge Lonnie and his mom Andrea because Lonnie’s father left when he was a child. Just cause Lonnie’s father left doesn’t nessecarily mean that Lonnie will leave too. I think Dolaris needs to step back and listen.
I think that Tylers mom shouldn’t be judging Ronnies side of the family as if only they’ve done something wrong, but both sides of the family should take responsability. No good will come out of blaming other people.
I can tell there’s a lot of tension & anger built up between the moms but they shouldn’t blame only one kid, they both are at fault & they need to figure out what they’re going to do about it. They don’t need the stress of their moms arguing..
right on kelso
I felt that it was a little harsh of Tyes mom to just assume that Lonnie is going to leave because of what Lonnie’s mom said about Lonnies dad leaving them. Obviously Lonnie knows what it is like to grow up and live without a dad and I just don’t think that he would put his child in the same shoes. I think that Tyes parents should get to know Lonnie and his family before they assume things.
I think it is very nice that Ty’s grandma is being supportive and helping her through the pregnancy when her parents don’t as much. I also think that it is wrong that Ty’s parents are taking her out of school and homeschooling her “for her own protection”. I am very glad that Lonnie is still with Ty and helping her through this experience. At this point I’m sure that he will stay with her.
I dont think ty’s mom had the right to assume lonnie wont be in the picture. Just because his dad left him doesnt mean he’ll leave his kid.
I think that Tyler’s mom was being quite rude regardless of the situation. Being rude about it isn’t going to help Tyler or Lonnie in anyway, it will just out more strain on their problem and relationship.
I think that Ty’s mom is being a freak and needs to chill. I also think that it’s nice that Ty’s grandma is being supportive, because i’m sure she needs all the support she can get. I feel bad for Lonnies mom, she got confronted by Ty’s mom for no reason and they need to work together to make this work.
I believe that is is lonnies choice to leave but it looks like he actually cares about ty so it seems he would stay with her. And tylers mom shouldnt be so judgmental towards lonnie, she was very rude in this episode.
I think tye’s mom is being a little to harsh on lonnies mom and lonnie. She just needs to give them a both a chance
I think Tyler’s mom is being really “Mean” twoard Lonnie because she doesn’t want to accept the fact that it is just as much Tyler’s faut as it is Lonnie.
i think tye’s mom was overreacting and judging andrea. i don’t think that the two mother’s should be blaming each other’s kids for getting pregnate, because in all fairness its both of their fault for having unprotected sex.
Lonnie’s mom has the right idea for not playing the blame game. If only Tyler’s mom knew that.
I think that if both of their parents were nice to each other, they would all be happier about the situation.
I think that tylers dad is the nicest and i dont like how tylers mom hates lonnies mom for telling her that lonnies dad left.
I think that the girls mother is being very hostile. But you cant really blame her because her daughter did just get knocked up. But there is still no need for that level of anger.
USE A CONDOM!
nice use of languge!!
i think that her parents are being a bit RUDE his mom is a good person and lonnie is good person also and will stay with her. they need to find some comon ground to raise this baby right!!
oh and im in 3RD hour miss. Marshal (:
Ty’s mom shouldnt be so angry towards lonnie’s mom because its not her fault this happened
In answer to question #1
I felt the pressure going on between the moms. I believe it was a better idea the left Lonnie and Tyler out of the meeting. This is because the parents were able to get to know each other’s background. It also would have gone worse if Lonnie and Tyler were there. Since Tylers’ mom would say what she said right to Lonnie and that would not have gone over well. I do think what the parents did was the best thing to do.
Tyler’s mom is a bad person she needs to back off. she is not supportive in the least.
I think ty’s mom was being very rude to lannie’s mom acting as is if this was all lannies fault when it’s both. But i dont think they should be pointing fingures.I also think they should try to get along instead of making the situation worse, i think they have enough to worry about right now.
i think ty’s mom needs to stop bein so bitter and be there for her daughter because her daughter is probably clueless about the problem she is in!….and if anyone can help ty right now its her mother….
I don’t think it was right for Tye’s mom to assume Lonnie wouldn’t step up when the time came for him to be a responsible father for his baby. But, I can’t exactly blame her for freaking out the way she did because the percentage of guys who stay after getting a girl pregnant is so low.
i don’t think that tye’s mom had any right to say that it was lonnies fault that their daughter got pregnant it was both of the kids faults that she got pregnant and i don’t think he will leave the child with no father.
After unprotected sex they have to face the concequences. I first thought that this would be really bad for them, but I think Lonnie and Ty will make it but their parents are going to have a lot more trouble trying to fix this. Tys parents even lost thier jobs. If Lonnie gets a job to save this relationship and fix this, he will have to drop out of school for a year or 2. This show makes teen prgnancy immposible to live with, but it should also give the best options to thier problems.
Ty’s mom is so rude. She has no right to talk to lonnie’s mom like that, Does she not know that their in this togather.Whatever might happen they will both feel the consequences of it.I love the fact that lonnie is there for Ty at this moment, but i dont know if he will choose to let it stay like that or not.
i think that the parents need to try and agree that they cannot blame whoever they want for what happened and tylers mom shouldnt be so mean and just assume that lonnie is going to leave tyler in the rut! no one should have the right to play the blame game…
I think the familys are just making it harder for the kids. they need to stop saying that he is going to leave her not all guys do stuff like that.
i think its bad that ty’s mom is thinking lonnie will leave, he will be a man and stay
Answer to question #1
I think that Tyes mom is being to critical instead of trying to work things out between the parents Tyes mom wants to throw blame which to me doesn’t seem right it was’nt just lonnies decision alone to have sex but it was also Tyes decision and Tyes mom makes it seem like it’s all on Lonnie
Tylers mom shouldnt play the blame game and think that Lonnie’s family wont suffer as much as her family will because they will probably have to work together in the end.
i think tye’s mom was overreacting and judging andrea. i also think that lonnie will stay and be a father to his child and won’t leave tye alone with the baby.
It just surprises me , how much the mom is so distant from her daughter . It is something i just can’t understand . Neither Lonnie’s mom nor Tye’s mom seem happy that they are about to be grandmothers .
I think Tye’s parents are incredibly rude. It’s as much their daughter’s fault as it is Lonnie’s. It’s not like Lonnie wanted to get her pregnant. It’s kind of ridiculous that they’re blaming Andrea for the pregnancy when it’s not her fault; maybe they should have kept a better eye on their daughter and this wouldn’t have happened.
tylers mom is a lil to much on the dark side, shee isn’t really helping with anything, just making things worse..
Answer to question #1
I think Tya’s mother was being really harsh towards Lonnie’s mom. It’s not like she asked her son to get Tya pregnant.I think it would have been completely different if Tya and Lonnie where there because the parents from Lonnie and Tya’s side would have heard what the teenagers really had to say and they would probably benefit from that. A big reason why they probably weren’t invited to the meeting was because the parents really needed some time to figure everything out without their teenage kids interfering.
Ty’s mom needs to clam down, she clearly doesn’t care about the fam, i mean she was smoking when the dad was cooking.
we think that steping up to be a good father means to get a job to help with all the costs of raising a baby. he also should support they baby mama in her decisions.
I don’t think tye’s mom should assume that Lonnie is going to run away and not be the father even if Lonnie’s father ran away form him. In the end I think Lonnie will make the right choice.
Ty’s mom is werid and needs to get herself together before she can start yelling at others. It’s uncalled for, and she has no right.
i think tye’s mom is just being very ignorant about lonnie because he got her daughter pregnant. i think lonnie will not abandon tye and the baby
i dont think lonnie will leave
Thats a real long answer there ryan.
i dont think its right that the parents of ty and lonnie are trying to blame eachothers kids for the situation they are in now. its kind of Lonnie and Ty’s fault that shes pregnant now but no one should be blaming anyone.
I think that Ty’s mom is werid and, needs to get herself togehter herself before, she can talk about others, It’s uncalled for.
i think the talk between lonnie and tye’s parents werent right to blame certain people for this issue it both lonnie’s and tye’s fault. Knowing that tye’s mom thinks that lonnie will leave i dont think thats right for her to do because she really doesnt know lonnie, she is just going off of one mistake that they both made.
hey kayla good responce (:
it does not surprise me that 8 out 10 dads dont marry their babies mother because guys dont understand how much they need to grow up and often just want to live their live like they did before the baby
i dont think tye’s mom should be judging lonnie right away. they dont really know him. he made one mistake and they go nuts. atleast give him a chance. it was not just his mistake. it was both tye’s and lonnie’s.
i like the series is very cool and it has plenny of things to learn about
it takes two to make a baby. they shouldnt be blaming eachother
right on man.
I believe that Lonnie’s mother went overboard with the assuming. Yes, she was being protective in the fact that Loonie’s own father left so that could possibly happen to them too. But I believe she needs to relax, a lot.
That ish is crazy!!!!
I didn’t like that they took tye out of school. I felt that that was completly ridiculous. For one tye can go to school while she’s pregnant it’s not going to affect her school. Also many schools have programs for teen mom so the moms can still go to school. Pulling girls out of high school because their pregnant is just placing the sigma for teen moms to drop out.
I don’t think it’s fair how they are trying to blame eachother when it is both of tye’s and Lonnie’s fault.
It is reasonable for Tye’s mom to think that Lonnie would leave in my opinion. But I don’t think its right for her to flat out assume that he wouldn’t stay around, before shes even really gotten to know him. I also thought it was rude of her to assume that the burden of a teenage pregnancy is only on the teen mother and her family and not both teens and their families.
tys mom is dummb
I think that both ty’s parents and lonnie’s mom need to just get along, their children are having a baby together and there isn’t anything they can do about it now. Ty’s mom needs to realize that it affects lonnie’s family as well, not just hers.
im sure the reason the mom was spazzing was cuz she had the guy at a young age too and didnt want that to happen to him. but it did…. :/
i don’t think tyler’s mom is nice, lonnie’s gonnna stayy!
You would think that they would all get togather and talk about what they are gonna do instead of blaming eachother that it was there fault for getting her pegant. Dont you think?
ty’s mom goes hard in the paint
bauer you go hard in the paint
haha sweet Austin
I dont think that the guys going to leave
tyes mom is a B****. she needs to calm down but she also makes it intense
im wit you bro
tyler shut upp!
I think Andrea was put in the same situation as Tye and that’s why she got so mad at Lonnie in the last episode…
tylers mom is alittle bit of a beach
i think that this is a good series, and i agree whith Andrea that thye should blame in both not just one. whath they did it was a thing of two people not just one.
i love this show but they are two short:0
I liked this series a lot, but i didn’t like how short the last episode was. i wish it was more detailed. other than that, all of the episodes are very interesting.
I think that tylers mom is making everything more difficult
this is a great series and i agree with andrea and that they shouldn’t play the blame game becuase both tyler and lonnie are at fault here it take two people to make a baby and they are both to blame for this unplanned pregnancy
i really like this show it interesting
this is awesome!!!!!!!!!
wow very intresting show. its like im in thier shoes and goiing throgh every experience they are. i hope there are more episodes coming up!
- love life-
This episode was very intense, I think Lonnie and his sister need to quit fighting and be there for each other.
To my awesome students-
Thanks for all your comments on this site. I hope you are beginnning to understand how complicated a teen pregnancy can get for everyone involved. I’m glad you are enjoying the series and I hope you will continue to share your important views as we move along in this process. Great Job!
I really have learned in the 9ine series. It actually makes me rethink things before I act. Getting pregnant at a young age and being a teen mom brings many prolems to your life i rather keep safe and wait till im a bit older.
Hey You Guys,
Just wanted to say we are blown away from you responses to the series.. Very illuminating and inspiring. This type of discussion is exactly what we had hoped for.
We look forward to your further comments as the viewing progresses.
Keep it pushing!
writer/director of 9INE
I <3 9ine!!!!! This is getting intense. can't wait for the next one. Wonder if the parents will ever get along…i hope so
this could have been a box office hit at the theaters!! very entertaining and realistic!!!!
so much better then sams comment
I <3 9ine!!!!! This is getting intense can wait for the next one. Wonder if the parents will ever get along…i hope so
I wish this was one episode i hate watching it in pieces i forget things otherwise it is pretty good so far
chode is lying and just trying to get me in trouble he a bad kid and shouldnt be trusted
sam is a bad person
I think Tyler’s mom is being mean I don’t think Lonny will leave, and his mother is right about how they shouldn’t play the blame game, and they should leave it at that.
stop copying and pasting other comments sam i’m telling
this is just cool haha lol ttyl….. jk
Teens even though you think sex is fun don’t do it you know in the end you might end up with a child which you can’t take of because you got school and also it will mess up your future don’t get pregant ladies til your out of school and you got a good enough job to take care of yourself and your child
I’m also a part of Andrea’s Health class.
So far I’m enjoying this series and I think it’s very educational for those of who are in a serious relationship or those who are planning to be. Ty’s mother isn’t being fair in this episode by blaming the pregnancy on Lonnie. I think that she is possibly afraid that Lonnie will just get up any second and leave it all for Ty to deal with it. But I hope he proves them wrong and does the right thing.
Lots of thanks to the Producers of 9ine.
ah… idk the parents seem too calm about the whole situation.
i don’t like delores due to the fact that she is stuck up and doesn’t think that lonnie will stick around.
Tyler’s mom is a bad word. I doubt she is even working and yet she is stressing out that its hurt her family? It’s obviously going to affect Lonnie’s family too. It seems like Ty’s mom is blaming Andrea for everything that has happened. It’s obviously her fault too. They obviously weren’t watching Ty a whole lot either.
Lonnie shouldnt be the only one blamed. Tyler had a part in it too.
Tylers mom needs to be there for her.
Ty’s mom is sort of being stereotipical about how Lonnies mom had her husband leave her. She is saying all the stuff about on how Lonnie will do the same thing, which shes just saying because it happened before it will repeat itself.
Also I don’t think Ty wants to be protected and go out of school because when she says shes going to be out for a year she rolls her eyes and it looks like she wants to be in school as much as she can possibly be.
tylers mom needs to cool down and listen to others.
i agree. tyler’s mom needs to take a chill pill and talk more about her concerns
I think Tyler’s mom is mean! I don’t think Lonny will leave, and his mother is right about how they shouldn’t play the “blame game” so… yeah!
Why does everyone blame the guy for getting her pregnant? It takes two and so far only Ty’s dad seems to be some what under control of his emotions.
I also think that Lonnie’s mom is trying to run away from her emotions by using her job, and her only excuse is that she’ll need money.
Lonnie seems like he is going to stay with Tyler even though some of the parents don’t think so.
Now lastly Tyler’s mom still sees Tyler too young to make her decisions by herself and she is also blaming herself for this by letting Tyler make some decisions on her own.
I agree. I think Tyler’s mom should let her make her own decisions. I mean, she’s a teenager; she should be able to make at least some of her decisions for herself and maybe, she would actually ask for her mom’s guidance.
i belive that reality will start hitting the parents soon and that tylers mom is still in denial and sees her daughter has someone that DIDN’T have sex although clearly she did.
It’s obvious that Dolores is blaming Andrea’s son, Lonnie, for the pregnancy and doesn’t expect to see him stay in the picture. After seeing Lonnie and Tyler’s connections throughout this episode, I think Lonnie will stay around because he wants to be part of his child’s life. Dolores is doing the wrong thing; she’s making the environment even more stressful for everyone. Dolores needs to realize that what has happened is over with, a child is on the way, and both Lonnie and Tyler deserve to be a part of the child’s life.
I think that the parents should not end up fighting as this will fall onto both of them and it will only end up hurting the children as they go through the development of their child they should be accepting and not blame one of them which could easily cause a rift between the 2
i think that everyone should geta long
i think the parents are learning to deal with some of the stress the kids have caused
I this seriers of the movie, the family will experience differeculties in the movie,ty’smother will have to deal with the problem that her daughter is having a baby.
Tyler’s mom shouldn’t be so mad at Andrea. It was her daughters fault too.
uhm i think tylers mom alittle, mean about things. but in a way i understand since she doesnt know how to support the baby, and lonnie can leave anytime he wants.
(: happy thursday
I think that Tyler’s Mom is a troublemaker. And that Ty’s dad and Andrea both understand that they need to get along to help their respective kids.
tylers mom cant just blame the boy it takes 2 to make a baby.
i think this is a very good seris and i think its very intresting but it needs more details in it
I think tylers mom should start bein supportive
I think Lonnie has really come around, he’s doing a good job being supportive of Ty. I also think the parents need to stop being so self-absorbed – their kids are obviously going to affected more than they are, they need to stop acting like it’s all about them.
i think tylers mom is trying to blame lonnies mom i dont like her and im pretty sure the husband doesnt want to be with her.
they are going through a lot. so be smart and wrap ur tool.
I think tylers mom is being very rude towards his mom. The parents fighting with eachother is only going to make the situation even worse then it already is.
i think that the way that the parents are acting isnt helping the situation.
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAZZZZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP DONT HAVE UNPROTECTED SEX!!!!!!!!!!
i really enjoyed this..
I think the series is good. You can really learn from this videos
ty’s mom shouldn’t blame him for it. she too made the choice. but “don’t be a fool wrap your tool”.
this is leggit it makes me think more about my futer and wt i am supposed to do
his mom makes me wanna kick small children…just sayen ;D
this is the best eposode epessially the part with the grandma
this is intresting,
i dont reeally like tylers mom, she seems like shes controlling and knows everything but from my perspective, she doesnt know ANYTHING!
way to express your feelings nathan..
a lot of emotions here
I thouht Tyle’s mom was such a jerk and that Lonnie’s mom didn’t deserve that at all. I think that she should really just get over herself.
What i think is that both of them are going to deal with this and are going to have a rough couple months. Also the series of 9ine is very interesting.
I agree connor.
I’m a part of Andrea’s Health Class.
This video series is wonderful, and I’m very impressed with the thought that must’ve gone into all of it. I personally have no intention of getting pregnant or even having sex before I’m older and married, but this series gives me a good idea of what other girls who don’t have those morals might have to think about and maybe even deal with. I can’t imagine how shocking it would be to find out that I’m suddenly a mother, but I can empathise with those who do go through that situation.
Thanks to everyone who made this series, and to all teen parents: you’re not alone, and don’t ever lose hope.
Thanks, Katie! We’re glad you like the show and that you and your classmates are getting something out of it.
All the best,
Alley, 9INE Associate Producer
They both are going to deal with many problems, alone and with their families.
ben that is very interesting of you too say something like this!
I think it’s messed up how Ty’s mom is treating Andrea. I don’t think it’s either of the parents faults, and she should realize that.
I hope Lonnie proves everyone wrong and sticks around.
My health classes are watching this series and will be posting some comments on this site. Check them out!
Great job on the series- we are having some good discussions
I’m one of the associate producers of 9INE, and we’re so happy that the show has sparked such great conversation for your class! How did you find 9INE? We’re glad that you did. We hope you continue to watch the series and continue to let us know what you think!
All the best to you and your students!
I found this site linked to the National Teen Pregnancy Prevention website, and I am so glad I did! My students are learning so many things through the lives of Lonnie and Tye. We need to get this series out to more people. It such a great resource to use to talk about this issue. Very well done!
Amazing how selfish and inconsiderate some people can be. The whole situation should revolve arounfd the baby not personal thoughts regarding the care for the child. I really want to know why parents act so ridiculous when the child is expected as if the inevitable is not happening. Its going to happen people need to just get over it.
there was no reason for Lonnie to be the blame for the wholeee entire thing both him and Tye have their own minds nobody was like angerly forcedddd
that was rude on how tye’s mother came at lonnie’s. everything was uncalled for.
I know alot of parents want to place blame on one child but Lonnies mother is right: it takes two. They both consented to having unprotected sex and at anytime either one of them could have said wait lets use a condom but they didn’t, and the result of not using protection is an unintended pregnancy. I think this episode shown a light on a typical argument many parents have. I feel that parents can learn from this episode and begin to start supporting their teens.
I find it hilarious how they want to blame somebody for the parenting when it’s nobody fault. Also, if you truly want to blame someone blame the kids not the other parent.
I love the scene in the diner. Although in the previous episodes i didn’t like Andrea much, i loved how in this episode she defends her son. Dolores does anger me a lot, she should know that it wasn’t Lonnie’s fault, it was Lonnie and Tye’s mutual mistake.
Dolor’s angers me because she belives Lonnie is going to abandon Ty. I am glad she now knows that his mother would not allow this because she knows how hard is to be a single mother.
I agree with Susan “It took both of them not being safe and careful. The blame game at this point is futile.” Dolores frustrates me; she makes it seem as if Lonnie is going to straight leave Tye in the dust, when she should know that Andrea would never let him and that the baby is as much a part of Lonnie’s family as it is Tye’s.
i honestly believe Lonnie shouldnt be the only one blamed for the pregnancy ,
the mother should realize this and stop blaming him
Wht I am looking for, is for everyone to Stop blaming the guy for everything tht might or might not happen. Try to give us some Credit, not all of us are bad and tht were not willing to Step-up, even at a young age. Some teenage Mothers can be the cause of, why we as young and older men have done the things tht we do even now as Adults parents, so the cycle still carries on, on how we Men are being viewed. I’m just saying, its not always “US”
As a teenage mother myself, these eps really hit home. So many dreams just tossed aside and the girl usually looks to her family to help her with the situation. My daughter of 27 yrs is now a mother herself. Although she is a single mother, she and the father are together and look for little help from me. I am happy part of the cycle didn’t repeat itself, single mother yes, teenage mother no. She allowed herself time to get to know herself. Me sometimes I still don’t know me without her. LIttle did I know being a teenage mother still affects me even when my child has reached her adult life. Life!!!!!!!!
We are very surprised by what we hear when we speak to our parents & grandparents!! Thank you Allen for sharing your wisdom & creativity through film!!! Thank you for responding to my comment! My Mom use to sing background for Shirley Ceasar. She never pursued singing again. She was 19 when she had my eldest brother! Continue to teach for you have a strong purpose!! We are listening!!!!!!!!
I really loved the series. I’ m a teenager and when I saw these eposides I was really happy because they showed me how life is very short and that having kids is a very joyful and special thing but before the special and joyful things, there are many battles you have to face. Also, having a child would change your life around to something you never imagined would happen to you at this age. I’m 13 and well I think after seeing these videos, I think I will wait till I’m 20 something because children will have a big impact on your life and the lives of your loved ones. In conclusion, as teenagers, we should be seeing these videos in school ( middle and high school) becuase they will help us understand the burdenand time we have to put into caring for a child and they things that go on while becoming pregnant. Again let me say, I really love it. It got my atteention and I learned a lot from it.
I really enjoyed this, & wish I could incorporate it in My teen SafeSex/Abstinence slumber parties I do for teens. It would give them a sense of understanding from the entire household. Not just the 2 teenagers, but the impact it has on Their parents & grand parents. Really nice show.
It is the responsibility of both the young man and young woman when they make the decision to practice sex before marriage or at least a commitment to each other. I have teenagers myself and I lecture my daughters just like I hope and pray that the young men are being lectured. Although we know that the majority of the responsibility is on the young woman.
I hope and pray for all of our young that they focus more on their education and making their lives more comfortable than doing what married people do and end their teenage lives having children. Its hard on them, its hard on the child, hard on the parents and hard on society. BUT if you do find yourself in that situation please give them up before you mistreat or neglect them. They deserve a chance if they were brought here.
Praying for all of our youth at this time.
As a mother of a 16 soon to be 17 year old…the father can leave..and sometimes never come back & it is the woman left to raise the child. In my case I was 19, his father left & now my son is 16 he wants to be daddy. I wanted to go AWAY to college and for a very long time I blamed him. Then I realized it was BOTH of us. He left for college and continued on like nothing happened! Even got married & made more kids. I became afraid to trust anyone and never had anymore. I was left scarred, hurt, alone, and afraid because I didn’t have a support system just a lot of people yelling AT me. We can not be afraid to talk to our children about sex, our past & present, and their lives. I talk to my son ALL THE TIME! I just pray everyday that somewhere along the way I didn’t screw up his life. It’s not easy and plenty of times you want to give up. It’s more than hard when you’re young and alone and even embarrassed! But I never gave up..never will! It was interesting to see the parents reactions and even when they met each other. This is a great series & should be shown or a requirement in high schools. Great show guys. Maybe I’ll find some healing in here for me!! =) & I’m a beautiful 36!! =) It’s never too late to learn to love & forgive!!
Good Luck & God Bless!!
Thanks so much for your comments Chynna. One of the reasons I was inspired to write 9INE was after a conversation I had with my mom, who was 17 when I was born. She said one of her childhood dreams was to be a dancer on Broadway.
As you well know, that all changed for her after I arrived. And though she came from a large family, the responsibilities of parenting alone soon overwhelmed her dreams.
It’s inspiring to hear that you’ve created a committed and compassionate space for your teenage son to talk you as he walks through the various doors he must on his way to manhood. The majority of teens would delay sexual activity and/or make better choices if they had more open dialogue with their parents.
As parents we are the first line of defense in prevention, and the first line of offense in guidance as we work to cultivate responsible young adults with dreams and desires.
It doesn’t mean we have to do it alone, but it does mean can do it first.
Stay strong. Stay in your Light.
Just wanted to comment on this series in general. I’m glad someone is taking time to put out content that really makes you think and hopefully helps someone make a good choice. Thank you One Economy
As the mother of a teenager, I can definitely concur with Susan. Two people were involved, the father and mother. Unfortunately in my daughter’s situation, the father is not around, but she has a great support system in me and our family. It happened, and we just do what we must and carry on. She’ll be going to college next year, and we’ll be there to help take care of the soon-to-be 3 yr old. Her getting an education will be a key factor in her making it with or without the father. We’re not rich, but it’s all in how you handle a situation. God is our strength, and love is our guide. It’s not easy, but we’re doing just fine. A teen pregnancy doesn’t have to be the end of a teen’s world.
As the mother of a 19 year old daughter who is 9 weeks pregnant I found this scene very real. There were two people involved in my daughter’s pregnancy -her and the father. It took both of them not being safe and careful. The blame game at this point is futile. The reality is they are having a baby and now making sure this baby is born healthy is most important. Life changes drastically in just an instant.
I agree whole heartedly Susan,
Its our responsibility as parents and community members to make sure to communicate this to both our young men and our young women.
If you are looking for ideas on how to talk to your teens, Mary Gossart’s site No Place Like Home is a great resource.
As is The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy’s Top Ten Tips for Parents,
Thanks for reaching out!
The diner scene in this episode was the best scene so far in the series. The tension was so strong, it was hard to watch. And I found it so interesting (and real) how parents who were so upset with their kids for making a “stupid” mistake will defend them to the last, when the conversation is outside the family.
It is the young lady responsible to protect herself from
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YOUR OUN PROTECTION. .the best thing is to keep your pans on.