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    Teenagers having babys? When i say teenager i mean between ages 13-16. Tell us how you feel about it and why. Any thing goes.
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    Let me just say that I was a teenage mother (16) and just as easily as a teenage mother can be bad, so can a mother in her 30's. I was a great mother to my daughter.

    Now, I do not want my children to go thru what I went thru. Not that I was bad, but I want something different for them. I want them to experience being teenagers.
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    I think its sad. Any girl that age is not emotionally or physically prepared to have a child.

    ETA: I was 19 when I had my son, I was married, and we purposefully tried to get pregnant. I know now that I was not emotionally prepared to be a mother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaSweetie View Post
    I think its sad. Any girl that age is not emotionally or physically prepared to have a child.

    ETA: I was 19 when I had my son, I was married, and we purposefully tried to get pregnant. I know now that I was not emotionally prepared to be a mother.
    I can agree with not being emotionally prepared. DO you feel like you neglected your son in anyway just b/c of your age though?

    I think with enough reserch and support a teenage mother has just as good of a chance of being a good mother as any other age.
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    I'm going to say that I'm not necessarily AGAINST younger teenagers having babies. However, I don't think it's the best thing for them.

    And no, it's not because I think they're not capable of caring for the babies. It's strictly because I feel like everyone deserves to be a "child" and a "teenager" and have fun...without having to care for a baby or babies. I look back at some of the things my best friends had to miss, and while their children are the most wonderful gifts...my friends missed out on a lot of things that they really wanted to do.

    That being said, I also know that there are several younger teenagers who aren't interested in those activities, and they are completely and totally prepared to start their families.

    Therefore, I say....to each his/her own. I wouldn't encourage my children to pursue that, but I wouldn't stop them either.
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    I dont mind it as long as they know what it entails and how to put the baby before them.

    but i am against it when they are set out to just have a baby for the hell of it, and dont do what they're supposed to as a parent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~*~Sarah*J~*~ View Post
    I can agree with not being emotionally prepared. DO you feel like you neglected your son in anyway just b/c of your age though?

    I think with enough reserch and support a teenage mother has just as good of a chance of being a good mother as any other age.
    Neglect...NO. I just know that right NOW, I know that I was not prepared at that age to be a mother. Yes, I have learned ALOT and my son definitely made me a better person. I think had I had more life experience and been at a more mature age when I had him that I could have been a better mother.

    I feel like I missed out on the first few years of his life because I went to college full time, and I worked full time.

    Its really hard for me to explain. I like being a "young" mother, because by the time I'm 40, my son will be 20, and I feel like my husband and I will still have some young years left to travel and experience the world on our own...If that makes any sense.
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    I think children are growing up too fast by having sexual relations too young. I wish teenagers would embrace their childhood a bit more b/c I can imagine how hard it would be to be a young teenage mom.
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