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A Choice Was Made on Glee, Vitamin D

By October 8, 2009

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Did you catch this week's Glee episode? While there were a lot of issues that a parent could choose to talk to their teen about - peer pressure was glaring at me - the one the show seem to really focus on with prescription drug abuse.
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Which is probably because October is National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month and they are doing their part in making you and your teens aware, three cheers for Fox!

What I liked most came at the end when Rachel not only made the choice of throwing away the drugs, but she also replaced the urge to take the drugs with exercise and the excitement of going for a goal. She clearly made a choice of living a healthy lifestyle and modeled goal setting behavior. Something positive to share with our teens. I've said it before, I'm going to say it again, the writers of this show really 'get' what our teens need these days.

If you didn't get the chance of seeing the show, you can watch it here.

What did you and your teen talk about after this week's show? Please share in our comments area.

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October 8, 2009 at 4:10 pm
(1) Sandie says:

I was really looking forward to sitting down last night to watch Glee! and see what all the hype was about. I have 2 teenage daughters, 18 and 15 so why not? I was bored to tears for the first 10 minutes and couldn’t watch anymore! If you don’t grab my attention in that amount of time, I can’t invest the next 50 minutes hoping it gets better. I’m sure the messages are there but my kids weren’t impressed….the dog however sated in the living room the whole time and slept through the entire show :)

October 8, 2009 at 11:05 pm
(2) Debra says:

“If you donít grab my attention in that amount of time, I canít invest the next 50 minutes hoping it gets better.”

You know, they have pills for that.

October 9, 2009 at 7:57 am
(3) Steve Overlock says:

Yes Sandy, I agree it was a little slow at first, well maybe a lot slow. You may have been surprised if you went just a little bit longer, though, it definitely picked up. There is overacting and a little too simple (for lack of a better word) at times. But the content is valuable and pertinent. I have to agree with Denise it’s a great platform for starting a discussion and I can see the entertainment value that would easily appeal to a young teen. Of course, I am speaking from the sidelines as I cannot get my 13yr old daughter to watch it, at least not with me.

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