So my little girl 15 is pregnant and I was wondering for any moms out there who've been in my shoes,how did you help your daughter raise her baby?
I'm trying to be supportuve through every aspect of this journey and trying hard to stay positive.
Were already struggling just to keep our kids fed and trying like hell to keep our mortgage paid,and were in debt over our heads with medical bills.
My lil girl wants to keep this baby,she seems really excited,though I'm not sure why,she was ogling newborn babies in the store yesterday and it made me sick to my stomach just thinking about it all,cause I shouldn't be a grandma yet!!
I;m stressed about all the things she's going to need,crib,clothes,diapers,a car! I just pray to god that her parents are supportive when they learn she doesn't want to have a family adoption.
How did you moms get through this with your prgnant teenaged daughter?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:52 AM on Dec. 12, 2012 in General Parenting
Answer by maecntpntz219 at 11:26 AM on Dec. 12, 2012
Answer by FreeForAll at 11:37 AM on Dec. 12, 2012
Answer by Hollyhock. at 11:38 AM on Dec. 12, 2012
I don't understand. Is she your DD or not? What does this mean: I just pray to god that her parents are supportive when they learn she doesn't want to have a family adoption. ? Who are these parents you speak of?
As for how to support her? I really don't know. I am sure she can get on some kind of public assistance like WIC. That should help.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:59 AM on Dec. 12, 2012
Well, that's a start. I think ultimately that since the decision is all hers, the consequences need to be all her's too. I think coming up with your own boundaries (speak with your SO / DH / partner about this and be in agreement) and sticking to them is the first and most important thing you can do. Remind her that going out with friends and doing all of the things that her friends are doing on Friday and Saturday night are not things that she will get to participate in unless she gets a babysitter (not you) to watch the child. I'm sure these things are much easier said than done. Hopefully a counselor will be able to give her some insight as to what she can expect. I would not make it easy or comfortable either.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:30 AM on Dec. 12, 2012
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Answer by texasgurl33 at 11:11 AM on Dec. 12, 2012
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