I thought this show was very interesting. I grew up in a middle class family with 4 children and a stay-at-home mom. Each of us kids has a different personality. Our parents raised us all the same, but my younger sister had friends that got her into the kinds of things that some of these girls were getting into. The sex, the drugs, the lying, etc. It wasn't our parents fault that she was the way she was. It was a combination of her personality and the friends she hung around with. Luckily she straightened herself out without having to be sent away.