Thursday, February 22, 2007

Virtual Parent

There is a growing preoccupation related to the issue of
teenagers pregnancies. Some institutions around the world
(the mexican government among others) are concerned that
teenagers simply take the issue too lightly, because they
don't have any idea about how much effort is needed to raise
a child. So? In order to show the kids practically what it
means to be a parent, they are using virtual infants. Yes,
you read it right: these "dolls" are as nasty as the worst
possible newborn, they scream, cry, burp, need nappies
changes (possibly in the middle of the night), must be fed,
etc. etc. ..... The kids who had an experience with them were
astonished: they had no idea of the workload that an infant

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