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My 16 year old daughter is pregnant. She is almost 17. She is a junior in high school. I am totally supportive of any decision she makes but I did explain to her I won't be babysitting so she can run around and party and go out at night. She will be staying home and taking care of the baby. I told her she has to pay half for daycare so she can finish up school and I will cover the other half.
I also explained to her she will be buying diapers, clothes, and food and will be supporting the baby. She can stay living with me as long as she wants but this baby is her responsibility is this reasonable?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:13 PM on Jan. 20, 2013 in General Parenting
Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 8:16 PM on Jan. 20, 2013
Now you want her to finish high school? And support her kid to, 1/2 daycare, food, diapers? Were is she going to get the money?
Answer by louise2 at 8:17 PM on Jan. 20, 2013
Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 8:17 PM on Jan. 20, 2013
Answer by But_Mommie at 8:18 PM on Jan. 20, 2013
I totally agree with luv. She needs to finish school. She needs to contribute, yes, but if work and taking care of baby cause her to fail in school, she might need to cut work out. She will never be able to support herself and her child without a high school diploma. The dad MUST contribute too. I would get a lawyer involved, and draw up some support papers. He might SAY he will support, but I would make sure he does.
Answer by musicmaker at 8:28 PM on Jan. 20, 2013
Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 8:31 PM on Jan. 20, 2013
Answer by louise2 at 8:33 PM on Jan. 20, 2013