Teenagers at a Harrogate school come face-to-face with the realities of pregnancy

Students Tania Nelson, Kim Hutchinson, Katie Ives, Toni Harris and Libby Wilson with the Baby Think It Over simulator
Students Tania Nelson, Kim Hutchinson, Katie Ives, Toni Harris and Libby Wilson with the Baby Think It Over simulator

2 comments

  1. i find this post/blog/story slightly in-accurate.i doubt that this story explains the emotions and love of parenthood and only focuses on a baby simulator?? really how is that like being a parent?? its merely a scare tactic to target young women and is extremely biased. i think classes like these should be taught by women who have experienced teenage pregnancy/parenthood. I quote “In some areas where it has been introduced, teenage pregnancy rates have fallen by 50 per cent”. I would like some feedback from the editor.

    Many Thanks

    Joseph Brent

  2. The Baby Think It Over programme is designed to help adolescents understand the responsibilities of parenthood and how difficult the practicalities of looking after a baby can prove, not to explore the emotional side. The statistics mentioned in the release come directly from the organisation involved and are based on their research. More than one million teenagers have used Baby Think It Over since it was created in 1993, and studies have shown it is a more effective strategy in changing the attitudes of adolescents towards parenting than others such as shadowing a teenage parent.

    The programme has also received several major accolades, including Parenting magazine’s Parenting Achievement Award.

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