It may sound like a news headline (because it essentially is) but Jamie Lynn Spears has a hit Nickelodeon show whose primary audience is 8 to 14 years old. If this story is true, it's going to be a media frenzy.
It can go one of two ways. Her situation will open some serious dialogue about sex education. Or thousand of kids my begin to see her as a role model and "if she can do it, so can I". Granted, she's not the only 16-year-old to ever get pregnant, but she's the only one I can think of with enough star power to get some serious attention.
How does everyone feel about this?
Anyone going to be forced to give "the talk" to a young child now that "Zoey" is having a baby?
I became the mother at the age of 20. The feeling I got is inexpressible. I was not prepared to take this responsibility. I was unemployed. My mother died when I was very young. I had to struggle a lot to earn a livelihood. It was a very struggling era of my time. I cried when I…