I'm going on a bit of a rant here, but don't you think reality TV, for the most part, glorifies the very issues our kids have? People on these shows drink, do drugs, don't have jobs, fight and treat others terribly and they become instant celebrities and make a ton of money. Look at those girls from Teen Mom. It's disgusting. Just after Kat turned 18 she auditioned for The Real World. She literally made it all the way to the final round of casting. I was horrified thinking of watching her self-destruct and act crazy for all the world to see. I'm sure that's why she made it so far- this cute, little nutcase was made for that show. Don't get me wrong, I'm not blaming our kids' problems on TV, but when you take young people who are already impressionable and then add the instability some kids have I think it's a strong influence to reinforce the poor behaviors and choices our kids make. I hate the whole "reality" trend anyway and it makes me wonder if these shows don't sometimes take advantage of kids with real problems and exploit them, all to the delight of audiences. And how can parents protect their kids, or at least reduce the influence of these shows which are so popular?