But like lil miss has pointed out, it doesnt tend to be so overt, ie i couldnt imagine say a 28yo scoffing and rolling her eyes at a 38yo in a public baby changroom for example. Whereas 18yo do cop overt scoffing, rolling eyes, nasty comments. But maybe 35+ mothers do get inappropriate comments from strangers too? I dont know, i havent been one :P
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30-05-2012 20:33 #61
30-05-2012 20:37 #62Senior Member
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I'm surprised that under 25 is classified as a young parent.
Anyway, I think there are positives and negatives to being a 'young' and 'old' mum. I had DS at 22 and am rediscovering my freedom while I am still in my 20s (just!)
I will have one more baby, but this time around I will be an 'old' mum. No more dreams of early retirement, disposable income, sleep ins for some time once I have my bub.
Maybelline, I don't want DS to become a parent at 18. Only because he's going to be a rocket scientist, nobel prize winning high achiever!
30-05-2012 20:40 #63
Can't believe some of the judgment!
My mum had me at 17, at least I grew up knowing that to judge someone based on something as irrelevant as the age they become a mother just makes the judge look like a fool.
I never wanted for anything. My mother worked her *** off to make sure I had all I need and then a bit more. I'm glad I had a young mum.
30-05-2012 20:42 #64
I had ds1 at age 17 ds2 at 19and dd at 21 and I'm now turning 24 in July and get a few looks but I tend to ignore them don't let them get to you I'm sure ur a good mum so all u need to worry about is u and ur kids
30-05-2012 20:46 #65
I like the quote "what other people think of me is none of my business".
I look at young people with kids and think it's lovely.
30-05-2012 20:46 #66
I find those who do the judging the most are elderly or those who don't fit the stereotypical brackets but then again I may be wrong
30-05-2012 20:53 #67
I don't think older mothers get judged on the same level as young mums.
If they are judged it's certainly not the open, socially acceptable judgement that young mothers cop!
30-05-2012 20:54 #68Senior Member
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Yeh... im 25 and have a 1yo and I get the looks all the time
mummy to gods gift to us
30-05-2012 20:55 #69
These threads always turn out like this
I judge too. But I judge on actions, not on stereotypes. If people see me doing something wrong by my kids, judge away (and I doubt anyone would...) But don't judge me for my age. It has nothing to do with it.
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