Parents Kim and Barry Plath of TLC’s Welcome to Plathville are not exactly known for their candor about sexuality with their nine children. The Christian fundamentalists, who live in the small town of Cairo, Georgia, have strict rules for their large family – including a modest dress code and stringent courtship standards.
But two of the Plaths’ oldest kids, 19-year-old Micah Plath and 17-year-old Moriah Plath, confronted their parents about their lack of knowledge when it came to sex on the Welcome to Plathville season 2 premiere. The teens, who were kicked out of the family home after refusing to follow some of the family’s rules (such as no sugar, no TV or cell phones, and no going out without permission), wanted to know why they hadn’t been brought up to speed on health and safe sex at a younger age.
On the second episode of this season of Welcome to Plathville, Barry seemed to take his kids’ complaints to heart. But his attempt at a discussion about sex and dating with 14-year-old Isaac Plath didn’t go as well as he might have hoped.
Micah and Moriah confronted Kim and Barry about their lack of preparation for the real world
After being kicked out of the Plath family home, Micah and Moriah became roommates in a nearby house. After months of no contact with their parents, the siblings sat down with Kim and Barry to ask them why they hadn’t been more prepared for the real world.
In particular, they wondered why they hadn’t been taught about sexual health in early adolescence, instead of having to figure it out on their own years later.
“I kind of want to know why y’all hadn’t talked to us about sexuality when we were 13, 14, 15 years old,” Micah probed, adding imploringly: “Please give my younger siblings a better chance in the world.”
Kim retorted that she didn’t feel she could approach sensitive topics with Moriah and Micah as the years went on, because they were so rebellious. But Barry seemed to take his teens’ words more to heart, admitting that he simply hadn’t been comfortable broaching the subject.
“When your older children say, this is what I found lacking in your approach, what you didn’t do right, that hurts as a father,” the Welcome to Plathville star admitted. “I take those things to heart, but now I have an opportunity to connect with Isaac …
Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet