On the lower right hand side of the screen it reads: "Boot camp, my out of control teen daughter." The boot camp ones are one of my favorites. On the stage you see the mother who is crying and wiping away her tears with a tissue hoping her mascara doesnít run. The mother talks briefly about her daughter and how she used to be so sweet and loving. Then you see a little preview of the daughter on TV. "I donít give a <beep> what my mom says. I smoke weed every <beep> day, I drink Hennessey all the <beep> time, and Iíve slept with over 10 men." You hear oohhs, ahhs, and sighs of disgust coming from the audience. The motherís cries get louder and almost uncontrollable. The teen daughter then comes out through a door wearing something three sizes too small and yelling every bad word you can think of at the audience while the audience yells "boo" incessantly.
The audience quiets down as Jenny starts to talk to the young girl. You find out a little bit more about the motherís and daughterís life. Most of the time you find out that the out-of-control teens have no father; they either live with their mom, grandma or aunt who canít control them. Knowing that little bit of information gets Jenny kind of sad; but not me, the audience or Raymond Moses.
You may not know who Raymond Moses is, right? Well Raymond Moses is THE drill sergeant that brings discipline and respect to the wild teenís life. On the lower left-hand side of the TV screen you see a countdown starting until Raymond comes out: 5, You see Raymond Mosesís broad silhouette appear with his hands on his hips; 4, The audience starts to go crazy; 3, You hear "whoos!" and "yeahs!" as if Elvis Presley were about to walk out; 2, The young teen starts to look a little nervous but tries to act cool and in control by slouching in her chair; 1, The door bursts open and out comes Raymond charging straight for the uncontrollable teen like in a bull arena.
He has the teen answering in a loud "yes and no, sir" as soon as he gets right in her face with his hands clutching the arms of her chair. The young girl then goes behind the stage for some "behind the scenes boot camp." Now itís time for Raymond to question the mother who is looking as if she thinks she has made the wrong decision for her daughter to go through this process. Most of the mothers all have one thing in common; they are single parents raising their daughters. For some odd reason itís as if thatís an excuse for the teenís behavior and seems to blame the mother for putting her daughter in such a "terrible situation."
A single mother is raising me and this is not a terrible situation. I am proud of all her accomplishments and I canít believe everything she has done for my brother and me. Maybe I am not like those uncontrollable teens because I am not in the same situation as they are; but not having a father in their life doesnít have to be their excuse for their mistakes. They should try and prove to the world that they can accomplish whatever standards they set for themselves, even though they may think itĎs impossible.
Iím not saying that I didnít miss having a father figure in my life, but I am doing fine without one. I donít know if my life would have been different if my mom would have stayed with my dad or step-dad but I am not a bad child either way. I also wouldnít let being raised by a single mother define me. It would never be my excuse for any of the mistakes I make in life. My mom sets a pretty good example for me and I canít imagine my mom taking me to the Jenny Jones show to be disciplined by Raymond Moses.
Either way, I donít wear anything three sizes too small, I donít do drugs, I donít drink Hennessey, and I donít sleep around. I donít see how not having a father in your life could lead to teens doing those things to themselves. Donít they know that they are harming themselves as well as other people that love them? They are also making complete fools of themselves by dressing and acting that way. They are disrespecting themselves and ruining their lives by not realizing the consequences that may come. You canít shut yourself down just because you think you may have an impairment. There are other things to live for in life. Damaging others and myself is not something I strive for.
If only the teen on the Jenny Jones
show knew this before having to make all those wrong decisions. Know she
is faced with the discipline of Drill Sergeant Raymond Moses. He has done
this for so long that he is now an expert at disciplining kids, right?
Well, he has the teen do push-ups. That always works. Then he does the
usual chat of the life learning lessons. But I think the push-ups are what
do the trick because the teen always comes from the back stage with tears
in her eyes running towards her mothers, as if theyíve been separated for
years, to give her a hug. Magically, the teen has changed, thanks to Raymond
Moses having her do those life-changing push-ups. See, I told you the Jenny
Jones show wasnít dumb. Till next time with "My teenage daughter is receiving