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user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
Mar 9th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Let the rain fall:</b>" I think it is bull shit. I know teen ... [snip!] ... been what made them turn their lives around. (Not including my mother.)"</blockquote> Why bullshit? It's true."</blockquote>




It's true that teen mothers dump their children when their dads walk out?

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
Mar 9th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Let ... [snip!] ... Why bullshit? It's true."</blockquote> It's true that teen mothers dump their children when their dads walk out?"</blockquote>



What are you talking about?
The posters don't say that. And statistics are usually true.
"What happens to me" is open for interpretation.

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
Mar 9th '13

As for the op, I think they speak the truth and shocking to look at, but ultimately ineffective on a large scale.
*MOST* teens are stupid and think they're invincible... They'll ultimately do what they want.

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
Mar 9th '13
Quoting ~Ice Princess~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" ... [snip!] ... talking about? The posters don't say that. And statistics are usually true. "What happens to me" is open for interpretation."


It's insinuating that they'll be dumped. This campaign isn't teaching anything, it's insinuating that Teen parents are stupid while using pictures of sad and upset babies to exploit that message. Teens are well aware of the statistics, exploiting sad babies isn't going to make that more prominent.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 7098 posts
Mar 10th '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" It's insinuating that they'll be dumped. This campaign isn't teaching anything, it's insinuating that ... [snip!] ... exploit that message. Teens are well aware of the statistics, exploiting sad babies isn't going to make that more prominent. "


A lot of teen parents are stupid. A lot of teens are stupid in general when it comes to adult issues, which is why having a baby as a teen isn't considered an ideal situation. A lot of teen fathers also dump the teen mothers, which is the point of the add. It's not ALL teens, but I believed that it's true for the large majority. Just look at the prison system. Research shows that most of them have no father in their lives, and this is just one area. Not to mention all the single mothers doing all they can to raise their kids on their own because the father split.

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
Mar 10th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:</b>" A lot of teen parents are stupid. A lot of teens are stupid in general when it comes to adult issues, ... [snip!] ... one area. Not to mention all the single mothers doing all they can to raise their kids on their own because the father split."</blockquote>




This doesn't teach anything or deter anything. It just exploits crying babies and essentially insults everyone who is already pregnant or a teen mom.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 7098 posts
Mar 12th '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:</b>" A lot of teen parents are stupid. A lot ... [snip!] ... or deter anything. It just exploits crying babies and essentially insults everyone who is already pregnant or a teen mom."


That's your opinion, but not a statement of fact. There is no way for you, or me for that matter, to know how many teens will be detered or more cautious when it comes to sex because of these adds that are based on factual statistics.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Mar 12th '13
Quoting ~Ice Princess~:" As for the op, I think they speak the truth and shocking to look at, but ultimately ineffective on a ... [snip!] ... ineffective on a large scale. *MOST* teens are stupid and think they're invincible... They'll ultimately do what they want."


ding ding ding



"It will never happen to me."
"He won't leave me. We love each other. We've been through so much!"
"I won't need help."
"I can be a good mom. I used to babysit."




They're invincible. They have a hard time differentiating between what they expect and what will likely happen. They don't understand or believe statistics because statistics don't apply to them because they're always an exception.

Atticus & Rhys's Mommy 2 kids; Westfield, Massachusetts 7423 posts
Mar 12th '13
Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:" Those statistics dont make themselves up. Are there teens that can rise above them, yes. But odds are not in their favor."


I agree....the MAJORITY of them, those ads are pretty true in my opinion!! They dont bother me at all, and I will tell my child the exact same thing once they start becoming sexually active. You play with fire, you can get burned. I'm not stupid, pretty sure my kids will be having sex in their teens, but I will def be explaining EVERYTHING that can happen to them if they choose to go down that path.

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
Mar 12th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:</b>" That's your opinion, but not a statement of fact. There is no way for you, or me for that matter, to ... [snip!] ... many teens will be detered or more cautious when it comes to sex because of these adds that are based on factual statistics."</blockquote>




Generally when people share their opinion, it's because they think they're right, correct?