kids having kids

United States
May 25, 2009 8:08pm CST
what is you opinion on teens having kids?
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7 responses
• Saint Lucia
26 May 09
I think that they should find ways to prevent that.Teens having kids isnt cool at all.i have a niece who went through that and its hard on all of us because we have to help he with her son.Teen pregnancy is bad on the economy and also for the babies.
• United States
26 May 09
I think that I understand what you are talking about because I myself was a teen mother and my whole family and the family of my childrens father have had to help us all the time mostly just with babysitting and it is hard and it all starts with a bad choice thankfully I am twenty two and still with the father of my kids and we get along just fine but the reason that I asked this question is because I was a teen mother and I have been trying to hlep prevent teen pregnancy from happening to other teens so I am trying to find a way to become a against teen pregnancy advocate if anyone has any ideas please let me know I mean I do not have money to invest but I have the time and I am willing to put my story out there and belive me it hasn't been easy I think I could write a book with all my life stories
• United States
26 May 09
Unfortunately, there seems to be a trend in some teens actually wanting to become parents, young teens even. This is in spite of all the education on abstinence, birth control, and free products available to prevent pregnancy. I am not sure what is behind that, but it is sad.
• United States
27 May 09
I think that all in all its that fantasy of living happy with that family most of the time if you really pay attetion these teen girls that end up pregnant come from other families that are large or from broken homes there are many hispanic girls getting pregnant because there is no attention from their parents In my case my family feel apart my parents got divorced and I ended up moving to another town and I fell in love I wanted that wonderful ending i wanted someone to be there a baby loves you unconditionally and i think thats what girls want but at that time I dont think they know how hard you have to work to get that ending, i know and i love my kids but If I had a choice I would have waited to have them the I think I would have been able to give them alot more and me and their father would have been abel to experiance things that we will never be able to go back and experiance I dont regret but if I could do it over I would wait
@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
29 May 09
I think that society has a huge part in this. They are making it too easy for young teens to have kids. They are able to take their babies to school and drop them off at childcare so they can attend school themselves. In one way this type of program is wonderful because it allows the mom to finish school, but on the other hand they make it too easy for the.
@ericajoyce (1749)
• Philippines
28 May 09
Hello dianamunoz1. In my opinion, teens should not have kids at their age for they are very young. Teens should focus on their studies rather than having a family that early. Most teens aren't responsible enough yet to have a family on their own. A lot of my friends already has a family when they were in their teen years. I really find it very sad. I just wish parents should advice their teens on not having a family that early and teens should listen to what their parents have to tell them.
@Jackvan (14)
• China
27 May 09
In one word, it's unforgivable in any case!
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
26 May 09
Having and raising children is THE most important responsibility most of us will ever face. Giving a child all that they need in the way of love and care is nothing any teen I've ever known has the maturity to do, even the most responsible teen. The responsibility lays heavily enough on fully mature adults who have children. The only way most teens can manage it is with help, and lots of it, from family, friends, and financial assistance. Children are so very precious and deserve our best. Live life, know yourself, have some experience under your belt...and then, only if you really want them, have your children. : ) Karen
@any8699 (11)
• United States
26 May 09
I was also a teen mother. I had a child at the age of 14, and it was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. It is very hard for a teen to raise a child without the help, and support of family. Working, and going to school is very hard also. I missed so much of my teen years, because I had to grow up too fast. Now, that I am 30 years old I try to mentor teenage girls to make wiser decisions than I did. I am no longer with my child's father, so I had to raise him by myself with the help of my parents. It has been a very long, and difficult road. Good luck with being an advocate. I think it is a wonderful thing you are trying to do.
@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
26 May 09
Well all know that it isn't the smartest thing to do, specially if it's just puppy love or something that wasn't really expected, in short, an accident. I'm glad I didn't go through this when I was a teenager, and I think kids, regardless how they say they don't regret it, still cut themselves short if they had kids earlier. It's just sad that most of these teenage pregnancies end up in divorce and most can't handle family life yet since they're too immature for one.