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what ages do you consider to be a young mother?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:09 PM on Mar. 11, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Hell, I am 22 (23 this year) and people consider me a young mother.

    Me, I consider....well, I consider myself young I suppose. Not too young, but young. Probably 20 and under I would consider a young mother.

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 2:10 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • Anything BELOW 25.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:11 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • i would say young is anyone who didnt graduate college ;] but since not all girls want to go to college i would say anything under 24

    Answer by aliciatron at 2:11 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • under 21 jmo

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:11 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • 17 and under

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:14 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • Under 25. Heck, even under 30!

    Answer by gramsmom at 2:20 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • I think it all depends on the person. I'm 24 and I have three kids, and I think I do an awsome job. There are some women that are not fit to be mothers. It doesn't matter their age. As long as someone can finacially, and emotionally take care of kids, putting thier kids needs ahead of thier own. Then it probably doesn't matter if they are 19 or 49. Right?

    Answer by Rachel24517 at 2:23 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • I think 20 and younger is considered young but young doesn't necessarily mean bad or ill-prepared. There's a certain level of mental and emotional maturity that makes parenting a lot easier as you get older. Some people are blessed with this very early in life. Most are not.

    Answer by sillyt at 2:53 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • I think anyone who hasn't gotten thier sh*t together and is still immature is still too young to be a mother. She can be 18 or 80!

    But other than that I'd consider anyone under 21 to be a young mother.

    Answer by NJMom2Tyler at 3:17 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • Well i've just turned 26 and people call me a young mother. I would say 23 and under.

    Answer by Mummytomore at 3:36 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

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