Am watching 'Brat Camp'.
For most of these kids, I have one sentence to say:
Piss poor parenting skills!
I swear this show is backing up my rant on people needing parenting classes before they ever think about actually having kids. I think these classes should start in 6th grade for boys and girls, in school. Part of the class is to live with a robot baby for 3 months, maybe even 6 months. (I think this would cut the teenage pregnancy rate faster than you can blink an eye). Teens may still have sex, but they'll both be sure there is protection!
Honestly I'd prefer the program not end until the child is out of high school, with a new robot child 'growing' as a real child. Maybe even aging twice as fast to get to the teenage years..ha!... but I have to be realistic. Most students would not make it the full length of the program without turning the 'baby' off or breaking it. But it would still make a point about how much fun a baby is at that age ;)
So, back to this show. There are several teens on this show who are the product of I Want Syndrome. Now, as most of my readers know, children usually get the first symptoms around age 2, some earlier, some later.. but it starts early. This can be cured, though, by not giving into them. It is all about consistency, and following through with requests and punishments.
If it is not ended early and continues on through teenage years, well... you get kids out of control. Some of these teens, like Lexi, Jada, and a couple more, are like that. I was one, too. That is how I know what it takes not to make Grace like I was.
I was catered to, and demanded it, and always, eventually, got my way. I manipulated, lied, stole, was defiant as all hell, skipped school, did drugs, drank, had sex with strangers I just picked up... all the stuff these kids are doing. It took years after high school for me to get my shit together. And a lot of hard work and self realization, self acceptance.
I do understand there are circumstances with the others here, that led to their behavior at home. I'm not talking about the kids who really need help in this entry. I know they exist and glad these programs are available for them.
For example, one set of parents is talking about their daughter being spoiled, and given everything.... now she steals money to get what she wants. Ticks me off, I want to smack them upside their heads.... They created the monster, now they want someone else fix it! Why I oughta.....
Alright, I won't go there.
So, anyone else watch this show?