Underage and Pregnant

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I'm just watching the programme on BBC3 and was wondering how old those girls are? They look like 12! (I know they're obviously young but still - even their voices are stupidly high).
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Oh. I'm watching it but I missed the start and was going to ask the same question. So are they sisters?
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expecially the twin who is pregnant atm, her voice is horrid! they're 14/15 aren't they?
i think the bit about the girl not being entitled to the £250 child bond thing until she's 16 is terrible, the only person that is harming is the child.
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I'll be making my guest appearence as Father..
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Damn, I wanted to see this. But 'The Street' is coming on and I want to see that too... Meh, this is BBC3 we're on about. It'll get repeated.
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It was interesting, especially as it was dealing with how the pregnancy affected the twins relationship with one another, and the consequences....
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(Original post by xo-Heva)
Damn, I wanted to see this. But 'The Street' is coming on and I want to see that too... Meh, this is BBC3 we're on about. It'll get repeated.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...e_and_Allanah/

Iplayer is your friend.

On topic: I think she is a bit delusional, saying that they want to save up for a house etc. I don't think she realises how much money you actually need for a house and a car + insurance which is usally £6k for 17 y/o. Also how many times does she say 'like'?

She goes it's unfair but the law is there for a reason because children can't look after their own children all too well because of school etc. She must have known that you are meant to wait until 16 and so because she didn't it's her own fault.

It was almost as if this girl was showing off the fact that she got pregnant first time and at such a young age. She seemed smug about it and her school is full of s**gs- that many people pregnant is just ridiculous.

Her sister is just selfish, it's clear that the family finances are poor and yet she still goes ahead and get pregnant. I think it was more a protest thing at the fact that her sister did it. I wonder what the 10 year old will grow up to be like.
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(Original post by Thomasmc135)

I wonder what the 10 year old will grow up to be like.

For a second there, I thought you said 'grow up to be a bike'...
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"After like... 14 years of like... being close..."

lol that program is so stupid
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For a second there, I thought you said 'grow up to be a bike'...
Lol that would have been weird.
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(Original post by Dream Weaver)
"After like... 14 years of like... being close..."

lol that program is so stupid
You know it, I'd kill someone if they said like that many times in my company.
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It was good how the boyfriend stuck with her through it all. As for the other twin I think it was attention cause she was ignored quite alot how bizzare twin daughters who are both teenage mothers.
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So what did everyone think of the episode? Did it show that they were supportive and despite the age, still excellent parents?
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I think the second twin was a complete and utter arse to get pregnant, when she's obviously seen how difficult it's been for her sister. I seriously think it was on purpose, and it was just a case of attention seeking. The first one's been incredibly lucky, but she's got her heart in the right place, and the boyfriend's good for sticking by her and actively looking for a job, even though he's only 15.

The parents seemed quite nice too. I know my mother would've just strangled me, let alone phoning the council to get the child benefit fund sorted!
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Its interesting seeing what everyone has to say. It seems that the show did show a positive side. Although its not an ideal situation and whether it was an accident or not, Oscar and Kenzie-James are really well-brought up happy babies
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(Original post by Thomasmc135)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...e_and_Allanah/

Iplayer is your friend.

On topic: I think she is a bit delusional, saying that they want to save up for a house etc. I don't think she realises how much money you actually need for a house and a car + insurance which is usally £6k for 17 y/o. Also how many times does she say 'like'?

She goes it's unfair but the law is there for a reason because children can't look after their own children all too well because of school etc. She must have known that you are meant to wait until 16 and so because she didn't it's her own fault.

It was almost as if this girl was showing off the fact that she got pregnant first time and at such a young age. She seemed smug about it and her school is full of s**gs- that many people pregnant is just ridiculous.

Her sister is just selfish, it's clear that the family finances are poor and yet she still goes ahead and get pregnant. I think it was more a protest thing at the fact that her sister did it. I wonder what the 10 year old will grow up to be like.
I agree with all of this - when she was going on about saving up for a deposit on a house I just wanted to scream at her and tell her to get real! I'm surprised her mother didn't point this out. And yeah, she was just bragging about how she was the first one to go through with having a baby. She shouldn't care that much really.

Interesting question at the end. Imagine her mother's reaction if she said she was pregnant :p:
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(Original post by *Hannah)
I agree with all of this - when she was going on about saving up for a deposit on a house I just wanted to scream at her and tell her to get real! I'm surprised her mother didn't point this out. And yeah, she was just bragging about how she was the first one to go through with having a baby. She shouldn't care that much really.

Interesting question at the end. Imagine her mother's reaction if she said she was pregnant :p:
Obviously everyone is going to have different views. But the way i see it, is that its important for Charley and Lewis to look ahead, as at the end of the day, they want to do the best possible for Kenzie.
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It was painfully obvious that Allanah got pregnant on purpose, especially when she said something along the lines of that she hoped it would bring her and Charlotte together and that she felt pushed away when Charlotte got pregnant, and that she was jealous of the little family unit Charlotte, boyfriend and Kenzie had. Good on the father of Charlottes baby for sticking around and helping out though, not many 14/15 year old boys would.

You can't blame people for presuming that the grandmother was actually the mum, as the girls really didn't look a day over 13!
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As a close friend, all i can say is that both Allanah and Charlotte really are fantastic mums as well as Lewis being an outstanding father and i think the documentary really showed this. Im looking forward to seeing next weeks.
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Why is everyone dissing the house thing, maybe they want to rent, she would only need a few grand to get her sorted!!

I felt sorry for twin though, then I saw the bump and was a bit like 'omg what have you done!'

They're very lucky that they have such nice parents.
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