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Teens Take Fake Babies Home For A Parenting Project, Instructor Shares Their Desperate Texts
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Teens Take Fake Babies Home For A Parenting Project, Instructor Shares Their Desperate Texts

Students at Chippewa Secondary School are learning how difficult parenting is the hard way and people are loving every bit of their misery. As part of their annual class project, the teens got fake babies to take care of. They took the little bundles of joy for just one weekend. However, that was enough for the hands-on experimental learning to become quite the hassle. Looking for answers or simply a shoulder to cry on, the students turned to their instructor. The texts they sent perfectly sum up the desperation, agony, and resentment they spiraled into during those couple of days.

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“Our students are in a grade 11 class called Raising Healthy Children,” the teacher of the class, Andrea Lefebvre told Bored Panda. “The students bring home one of the Real Care babies for the weekend to apply their learning for the caring for a newborn unit.

Lefebvre said that the babies cry, need to be held, rocked, burped, diapers need to be changed and they need to be fed. The dolls also record rough handling, abuse and temperatures. So I guess the only thing they’re missing is a never-wiping snot and they’d be the real deal.

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“Our school board (Near North District School Board) owns the babies and each school accesses them through the year for their classes,” Lefebvre added. “Lots of use!”

“Students look forward to this unit when they register for the course. We really love this unit. Great discussions and real-life learning.”

Parenting Education attempts to prepare the students for the adventure of parenthood. The content of these efforts varies from one school to another, ranging from behavior-management approaches to relationship enhancement approaches. What the programs have in common, though, is the conviction that parents play a vital role in the development of children and that they can be more effective through training and education.

“Through the chaos that is child-rearing, we can reach out to find support, find humor in the crazy situations and with love and guidance, know that our kids will be ok!” Lefebvre concluded.

P.S. “Lucy survived and the data showed the students did very well.”

People were incredibly amused by the texts

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Sian Edwards
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm an adult and work in a youth project. We had these reality babies and I took one home for test purposes before giving them to teens. Deliberately set it on the toughest option. Lasted 3 hours before I disabled it by removing the battery/recording pack. I love children, but I'm not mummy material!

spirit wolf
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree, I can babysit my nieces and nephews and other people's children for a few hours at a stretch and I love buying presents for kids but I most certainly cannot do full time mothering, that's a fact that's been settled a long time ago and that's ALRIGHT. Honestly, I can barely remember to feed myself most days. Hats off to all the mothers out there!!!

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John Louis
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At no point in my life did I ever want to have children and I am glad I did not. Everyone should be given the opportunity to experience what it is like and whether they really want children.

Seabeast
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was the oldest girl (second oldest sibling) in a large family and I got pressed into service as a babysitter whenever my parents needed me. (Not my older brother, of course - heaven forbid he should do "women's work".) I definitely think that this is why I decided early on to not have children - I felt I'd already done a lot of that.

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Foxxy
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wish babies came with a shut off switch, Hell I would even be happy for some volume control hahaha (jk).

Lsai Aeon
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nah, Mine was the perfect baby. Asperger's and all he was and is an amazing kid. He turns 12 today. His father one the other hand, can I have an off switch for him?

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Sian Edwards
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm an adult and work in a youth project. We had these reality babies and I took one home for test purposes before giving them to teens. Deliberately set it on the toughest option. Lasted 3 hours before I disabled it by removing the battery/recording pack. I love children, but I'm not mummy material!

spirit wolf
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree, I can babysit my nieces and nephews and other people's children for a few hours at a stretch and I love buying presents for kids but I most certainly cannot do full time mothering, that's a fact that's been settled a long time ago and that's ALRIGHT. Honestly, I can barely remember to feed myself most days. Hats off to all the mothers out there!!!

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John Louis
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At no point in my life did I ever want to have children and I am glad I did not. Everyone should be given the opportunity to experience what it is like and whether they really want children.

Seabeast
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was the oldest girl (second oldest sibling) in a large family and I got pressed into service as a babysitter whenever my parents needed me. (Not my older brother, of course - heaven forbid he should do "women's work".) I definitely think that this is why I decided early on to not have children - I felt I'd already done a lot of that.

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Foxxy
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wish babies came with a shut off switch, Hell I would even be happy for some volume control hahaha (jk).

Lsai Aeon
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nah, Mine was the perfect baby. Asperger's and all he was and is an amazing kid. He turns 12 today. His father one the other hand, can I have an off switch for him?

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