What's Your Opinion on Young Mothers/Fathers?

United States
October 24, 2006 2:01am CST
I've talked with young mothers and older mothers alike. I know that there are the basic issues: work, money, maturity, etc. What are your opinions on it? Do you think it's fair to label young mothers and/or fathers as "immature" or "unable to handle the responsibility"?
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• United States
27 Jun 08
I had my daughter at 18. We beat the odds cause i made sure we did! Back in the day people got married at 14 and started families.I would suggest waiting cause it is a hard road, But kids come when they are supposed to! my daughter saved my life and made me a better person. So fast forward..now i am 34 and decided to have 2 more,my sons are 3 and 18 months. Same issues ,i am just older now! People no matter what age can be good or bad parents. Just put the child first and do the best you can and you'll be OK! People are always gonna be rude to young parents, they assume...In the end they do not matter~
• United States
26 Jun 08
No I don't think it's fair. Just because someone is young doesn't necessarily make them immature. Yes, there are a lot of immature young mothers out there. Look at all those girls in that high school that made a pact to get pregnant. But I think it's unfair that all young mothers get labeled as immature. I got pregnant with my first daughter when I was 14, had her when I was 15. She's 5 now and she's doing just fine. I got pregnant again with my second when I was 19, had her when I was 20 and she's almost 7 months old. Many people frown upon it but I love my kids and I wouldn't change a thing. I rather be young and have kids than be 40 and have kids and have no energy to play with them.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
26 Jun 08
No, it is not fair. In most cases it is probably pretty accurate, but it is not fair to label someone as immature or unable to handle the responsibility based on age alone. There are plenty of older parents that are just as if not more immature or unable to handle the responsibility of raising a child.