The Right Age to be a Parent

Philippines
February 8, 2016 7:41pm CST
People say that age is just numbers but numbers have their significance in life. Like for example, does parenting really need to have an age requirement? Or is it really a case to case basis? Having a new baby in the family is a wonderful source of joy but parenting is such a heavy load of responsibility especially for those teen who rush to intimacy which has certain repercussions. Teen age parenting has been common in all parts of the globe and we cannot deny the facts that there are really sad stories for this.
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@trivia79 (7888)
• El Segundo, California
9 Feb 16
for me, entering in a new milestone of being a parent is more than just age-ready. Two people must be also life ready when it comes to money.
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@yalul070 (1750)
• Manila, Philippines
9 Feb 16
Agree! The couple must also be financially prepared. But I'd still say that maybe 30 y.o and above, because that's the time when one starts to mature?
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@trivia79 (7888)
• El Segundo, California
9 Feb 16
@yalul070 actually the word mature itself don't pinpoint any specific age. Maturity is so wide. You can be matured in a specific things but not for some things. Money matters nowadays! You can't live the life you're dreaming of if you're not saving and struggling. Well, i hope all of us do this at early ages but reality is that many are too late to realize this
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• Philippines
10 Feb 16
@Adam Christian Amistad yes it really is more than age as well and not only about money but it also goes with being more mature and respondible
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
9 Feb 16
Becoming parents at less than 20 years of age or more than 32 years of age (in case of first child) is not considered good. A less than 20 years old girl is not mature enough to carry the burden of bringing up a child. Over 32 years, complications arise during pregnancy and delivery of the child. Teenagers girls becoming mothers is not at all good for them physically and mentally.
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@jaboUK (54878)
• United Kingdom
9 Feb 16
We're all different - some people can be responsible in their teens, and other scatty and unreliable in their 20s and 30s. Personally I think it's better to have some fun and not tie yourself down too young.
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@LadyDuck (171585)
• Switzerland
9 Feb 16
The age means nothing, some people are mature and responsible in their 18s, while others are still kids at 50. In my opinion it's better to enjoy life when you are a teenager and wait a little longer to have kids.
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• Philippines
10 Feb 16
I can also see those things yet there are really other teens who got pregnant below 18 years old.
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@LLSummer (586)
• Guizhou, China
9 Feb 16
Being a parent is trully an amazing thing.but caring a child is a difficult job.so it will be good when you are ready to be a parent. my friend.
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
9 Feb 16
Parenting always catches you by surprise no matter the age. It is a roller coaster experience where you learn things on the fly.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
9 Feb 16
I have known teens who have been excellent parents and I have known some 30 year olds who have been terrible parents. I think it all depends on the maturity in each particular case.
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@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
9 Feb 16
They say being a parent in your 30's is better. Why? because most people by that age are already financially stable. Experience wise, they are also ready. People being in a relationship should first plan if they are in fact ready to be parents. This thing should be planned so that they will not find it hard to raise the kid/s they plan to have.
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@Shavkat (65169)
• Philippines
9 Feb 16
Getting married is in legal age, ready to take the responsibility and financially stable.
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@biikiki (199)
• Nyeri, Kenya
9 Feb 16
for me age is a factor when you get pregnant as a teen the responsibility is too much for you. teens should be able to enjoy their youth without the resposibility of having to take care of a child, the stress is immense since in the first place teens are not even psycologically prepared body and mind.
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@hexeduser22 (5853)
• Philippines
9 Feb 16
I guess it depends on the level of maturity of the individual. I was 28 when I first became a parent and sometimes I miss being wild and free imagine how a teenager would feel
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@alchemistrx (2569)
• Philippines
9 Feb 16
God has always purpose for us i believe.So i believe those they have purpose on to be on that level of maturity.
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
9 Feb 16
It depends upon one's level of maturity. There are young but mature but there are old but still childish. So it's indeed a case to case basis.
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