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NewPuppyMum Mon 03-Apr-17 21:01:35

On now. Bbc1

dearmeee Mon 03-Apr-17 21:02:51

Just put this on now...

WheresTheEvidence Mon 03-Apr-17 21:03:29

How can they be this old? shock

RJnomore1 Mon 03-Apr-17 21:17:09

I'm recording it, we were asked if we wanted to apply to be part of it when I wa pregnant with dd1. She goes to uni in September...

Sittinginthesun Mon 03-Apr-17 21:17:58

They're all grown up! I feel old.

OliviaBonas Mon 03-Apr-17 21:22:02

I love this programme so much!

NewPuppyMum Mon 03-Apr-17 21:32:25

RJ - 16/17 going to uni?confused.

RJnomore1 Mon 03-Apr-17 21:42:25

They're all 17. They were born at the millennium.

Kilkerran Mon 03-Apr-17 21:45:15

My DS is 17 in a couple of weeks and is younger than these children. I think they were all born in 1999 rather than 2000?

NewPuppyMum Mon 03-Apr-17 21:49:33

They were born end of 1999 and beginning of 2000. Kids don't go to uni at 17.

RJnomore1 Mon 03-Apr-17 21:53:21

They do in Scotland.

Or do you really actually think I logged onto your thread to post the worlds most boring lie?

Ffs.

NewPuppyMum Mon 03-Apr-17 21:54:33

No. Don't be silly. I missed off the ? I was asking , kids don't go to uni at 17(surely)?

RJnomore1 Mon 03-Apr-17 22:00:23

Ah ok. It seemed a bizarre thing to accuse someone of trolling about.

NewPuppyMum Mon 03-Apr-17 22:01:09

I didn't accuse you of anything.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Mon 03-Apr-17 22:05:01

Fantastic to see these kids. I'm amazed as many have agreed to continue being included, it's such a self-conscious age, and clearly they didn't sign up for it originally! They've changed so much since we last saw them. (Oh, and I can confirm Scottish kids can go to uni at 17. I certainly did.)

MrsJamin Mon 03-Apr-17 22:07:26

I loved the update. Really reassuring to see how much the parents trusted their kids to find their own way through to adulthood whilst still being really supportive.

MrSlant Mon 03-Apr-17 22:20:32

I had a Y2K baby who is the same age as this gang. The programme is a bit behind where they are in RL. They will all be 17 now. Brilliant watching when they are his 'cohort' in life. I remember watching the very first episodes with my tiny child. Who will be going to uni next year and towers over me. It's making me very a bit tearful.

Mrscaindingle Mon 03-Apr-17 22:32:22

This made me a bit tearful too as have a DS who is 16 and I've followed this from the start as was especially interested having a baby at the same time the programme started.

Did anyone else think that the party looked way too much like hard work?? All that looking after and holding back the hair of drunk teens- no thanks!

And yes kids can go to Uni at 17 in Scotland as has been pointed out on many, many threads before.

MrSlant Mon 03-Apr-17 22:37:40

Pragmatic Welsh farmers Mrscaindingle, I doubt many would be so forgiving! Not a chance in HELL I would be like that. Better for them all than being in a big town (love that she described it that way, we are similarly rural and I'd hate my teen to go through that rite of passage away in a 'big town' either! There's not much nearby in rural Wales). Although I lack the barn facility so that's a relief.

Funnyfarmer Mon 03-Apr-17 22:39:59

My dd was born at the end of 2000. So followed this from the beginning, I've always found it really interesting. She is involved in a similar study called child of the century. They come out every couple of years and interview her and us, ask her to tasks and examine get general health. They post us the results of the study they find.

dottypotter Tue 11-Apr-17 15:12:36

so sad seeing the boy on his computer all the time. Didn't any of them do any sports or amateur dramatics?

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