You have no clue, no RIGHT to make that assumption.
I'm still with the father of my son and have been since 15. My son is in an advanced class for gifted children. I had him at 17, where's the "valid" reason for me being looked down on?
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My friend was asking me the same thing the other day she's 25 and is pregnant with her third. When her doctor asked if it was her first pregnancy she said no my third, then said she had a 7 and 5 yr old. Doctor replies with " Mmmm well maybe you should think about some form of contraception because this is your third pregnancy in 7 yrs and you need some 'me' time" my mate was so wild she got judged for having her first two young and now is married and 25 and still getting judged. I'm only 23 and I probably get judged but I just don't take notice, I'm a good mum and my daughter always comes first so really it's none of anyone's business.
At the other end of the scale, is my MIL. Is in her mid 40's and has has her 3 younger children in and out of foster care their entire lives. Never worked, lived in tents and caravans etc more then she has lived in houses/units, been to prison. My husband was sole guardian of his siblings by the time he was 18. We have been guardians of them since I was 20 (i am now almost 24) and he is 27. The time that the kids have been in the care of MIL they have been neglected, allowed to roam the streets at all hours, don't go to school and have been exposed to more things than majority of us will experience in an entire life time.
On the other hand, I know a girl who had her baby at 13. Yes, 13. She still finished school, and is currently at uni. She has had little help from her parents, not because they don't want to but because she wants to do it
On her own. She knows how way it would have been for her to leave school, and do nothing (education wise) with her life, living off centrelink payments etc. but she wanted better for her and her child. She wanted to set an example for her child. And i tell you what, not only has she set an example for her child, se has set an example for many other young mums as well!
I can see this topic is very touchy..and my point will never be understood..will back away..
There are loads of stereotypes out there, doesn't make any of them true. There's a lot to be said about 'young' Mums, 'old' Mums and Mums in between and even the definitions of what young and old Mums are!
I'd ignore them OP, people judge what don't know or experience. Easier said than done I understand, please try to ignore it though!
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