i want to ask what ppl think of teen parents?
I am (was) a teenage mother and belong to an amazing AMAZING support network for teenage parents. I am now 21 and so proud of my life and satisfied and to be honest.. seriously considering more children. I have many friends who are having baby after baby still in their late teens. the thing is.. I really believe we are fantastic. sometimes the media gives us a bad rap but the truth is we really are not toothless, welfare bludging any more than any other women.. we are just starting out right at the very very beginning. my grandmother says me and my partner remind her of her when she was young.. we are slowly making our way along.. many days it is very hard but I don't see what the big deal is. why is it that it seems to be considered that until u r virtually middle aged, middle class and have a successful career you could not POSSIBLY be ready to rear children?
I used to babysit for a very wealthy business woman and she never spent more than an hour a day with her children and always seemed very distracted and had very limited control over her kids and seemed to not really understand her children. I always used to wonder why on earth she had kids to begin with when she never had time to enjoy them.
Am I alone in thinking having kids young is great?
I should add in that I belong to a very good support network of friends and family.. which is another benefit of being young.. once a long time ago families were not so "nuclear" just mum dad and kids etc.. I can't understand how people raise their children without parents and brothers and sisters there to offer support. But because I am young I am not expected to do it all alone.. i don't think ANY mother should be doing it all alone