No, ALL parents should be working quadrupilly (haha, word) as hard!I agree it's harder for the girl. And, I'm probably going to get shot for this, that's why parents of girls need to work doubly harder to ensure their kids know about and practice safe sex... Responsibilty for this ultimately falls on the baby carrier.
He stole his first weed from his mum's stash at 13, and they bought him it from then on.
PLENTY of kids have parents as idiotic and atrocious as this, but they hide it well.
So many of us are saying we need, as a society and individuals, to be accountable for our actions, I don't see why males are different. I also don't think it's fair for the tax payer and the girls parents to raise the child financially, without input from the father - even if he is 16, even $20 a week can make a difference, and as I said , it's the principle.
My daughter has known where babies come from since she was old enough to ask.
You can't say that teenagers don't know how babies are made. You can't say that teenagers don't know how much it costs to raise a baby.
It therefore follows that if they have sex, they can have a baby that they cannot afford.
That is taking an educated risk, same as driving an unlicensed car, skateboarding off a roof, underage drinking. There's a chance everything will be fine, but a higher chance that it will all go to hell.
If they're old enough to understand what s.ex gets them, they're old enough to take full responsibility for it.
You seriously wouldn't help support your grandchild? Crikey, I was 22 when I got pg with my first, I'm an articulate, intelligent women from a good home and I still didn't think it would happen to me!!! At 22!!! I own my actions, but I sure as hell expected my boyfriend to as well!
I agree Annabella. I would DEFINITELY not hesistate to support my child and grandchild if this were to occur (fingers crossed it doesn't!!)
That stat that I gave was to do with people who start drinking at age 11 and don't stop, I was talking to the drug and alcohol counsellors in Victoria (Directline) regarding a family member and they are the ones who told me that figure. I think it was very specific in terms of age started and length of time drinking and the amount that was being consumed as well. All problem drinkers are different and some are worse than others, they classed my family member as extremely bad, and told me that I should grieve for him as it was very unlikely that he would get better (3% in that situation).
I don't think it is black and white and throw away the key at all - but if you are an adult, then you need to take responsibility for your actions, regardless of if you have a drug/drink problem.
but if you are an adult, then you need to take responsibility for your actions,
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