I still think that if you are going to be a parent, then you need to be in a good place to do it, that goes for any age. But the thing is, if you are a young teen, there is no way, just no way that you can be in that place, even with the help of your parents. There is no way you can be educated, or have a career at 16, there just isn't. And without your parents help, then life would be a very scary place and most likely they'd end up a statistic (I know not everyone, but the majority does). And they are making decisions that affect others, not just themselves. So no, I still say that having a child when you are a teen is not a good thing to do under any circumstances. It doesn't mean that I think young people are bad parents, just that the timing is far from optimal.