are you ready to become a mom at th age of 12 y.o?

Philippines
July 27, 2008 9:16am CST
i was watching a local new in our country when they documented a life story of a girl that become a mother at a tender age of 12 years old.. i was really shock by this news and terrified of what the girl had been experience, could you imagine at 12 years old your a mom already and her son looks like his younger brother. this is really a terrifying news because now a days teenager are getting more liberated on them selves specially on their act. the question here is are you ready to become a mom at an age of 12 years old? are you going to accept the responsibility to take care of your little one? if your in this kind of situation what will you do? who are the people whom supposed to be blame when this thing happen? * oh by the way for those elder please be responsible on all your acts so that those children/teenagers will not do the things that your doing.be a good role model for them..
3 responses
27 Jul 08
in short no i dont think a 12 year old child is mentally mature enough to cope with being a parent yes obviously she is physically able to carry a child or her body would not permit so but at the end of the day having a child is not just about being pregnant and giving birth. The baby will need constant care, attention, clothes, food, shelter and warmth etc and this takes it out of the older parents of us all suddenly having your life taken over by this tiny bundle and having no time for yourself is demanding and i dont think a 12 year old could cope with the demands a child would place on her. she stil is a child herself and has yet to experience most of things her piers will go thru and i feel sorry for them both the mother and the baby as im sure they will both find things very difficult!
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@alena824 (376)
• Philippines
27 Jul 08
Are you kidding me? At 12, you're still a kid yourself! How can you take on the responsibilities of motherhood, of nurturing another human being when you're barely learning to take care of yourself and your needs? Unfortunately, in some cultures this is true that young girls as early as 12 are getting pregnant and having babies. I pity them because instead of being able to enjoy their childhood and youth, they are forced to becoming adults and maturing.
@luvstochat (6916)
• United States
27 Jul 08
A 12 year old is still a baby. My son is 12 and he has to be told to clean his room do his homework take a shower there is no way he would be able to care for a bay. I was 19 when I had my first child and that was even a little young I didn't know alot of things.