Teen pregnancy in the media

Parenting expert Aaliyah Noble shares his views of teenage pregnancy and parenting in the media, and how it should focus on the issues they face rather than glamorizing teenage pregnancy
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Teen pregnancy in the media

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There are currently a lot of TV shows that glamorize teenage pregnancy and parenting. I think it's a good thing that the mainstream media has brought this to the public's attention, because teenagers are becoming pregnant and parenting at alarming rates. However, I think it would be more beneficial to everybody if more efforts were put into creating TV shows that help prevent teenage pregnancy. Teenagers need time to establish who they are in the world. It's very important for them to establish who they are, what they want, what their dreams and goals are. What they want out of life and relationships, before they bring a child into the world; so the child doesn't have to suffer as they learn these things. I really think that TV shows that glamorize teenage pregnancy, should take the time, step back and focus on the issues that they face; not being able to go to the prom, not being able to hang out with their friends, and not being able to have enough money to take care of the needs of their child.

Parenting expert Aaliyah Noble shares his views of teenage pregnancy and parenting in the media, and how it should focus on the issues they face rather than glamorizing teenage pregnancy

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Aaliyah Noble is the single mother of a six year-old son. Despite having her son when she was just a teenager, Aaliyah has had a successful career in the non-profit sector, helping to educate and empower teen parents, and also in production, spearheading a company that produces documentaries and short films. 

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