In an intriguing social experiment five teenage couples, aged between 18 and 20, are fast-tracked to adulthood when they set up a home, get a job and become parents, first to babies, then to toddlers, pre-teens, teenagers and finally senior citizens all over the course of three weeks. The five young couples must literally grow up overnight when they are given a home in Idaho and attend pre-natal classes.
When a real baby appears, the nervous teens are in for three arduous days. They must stick to rigid routines, handle the feeding chores, nappies and crying, while the real parents watch via monitor. After three intense days, each couple bids goodbye to the baby and receives a toddler. How will they cope with the typical ‘terrible twos’ behaviour, potty training and mess?
Three days later, the weary couples must face the reality of parenting several sassy ‘tweeners’ at once – each with a family pet in tow.
Finally, completing the cycle of life, the couples are given a senior citizen to care for, representing what might be in store for them in the distant future. It’s an emotional and dramatic journey, offering each young couple an opportunity to peer into the future and see what life they might be like if they decide to build a family themselves.... Read more.