Background: Mindy Carter is the difficult teenager in the Carter family, constantly getting into trouble over her behavior, her grades, and... boys. She dislikes ranch life, and constantly reminds everyone that she'd rather be living "in the city" where all her friend are. She does everything she can to be like her city girl friends, much to the chagrin of her parents and her grandmother. Mindy tends to be haughty, and sometime cruel, around young kids (including her sister, Hannah). She tries to hang around with and emulate older children, leading Hannah Carter to call her a "bootlicker".