I had my son when I was 17, and now he is turning 13. and I have a 10yr old son also, I think being a young Parent makes up more aware of what is going on with young teenagers out there! Me and my husband were rebellious at a very young age and did a lot of stuff that we defiantly do not want our kids to do. They have it a little different -they do not have to deal with divorced parents or step parents-No absent Daddy issues-or are not looking to fill that void, so hopefully they have better teen age years, full of sports and education to keep them busy!! And they are going to College!
We have our rules and standards and are very involved with our children and talk to them about all life's obstacles and temptations. I think we are more strict due to our pasts and want so much better for our children!
Answer by gammie at 11:31 AM on Mar. 22, 2009
Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 11:32 AM on Mar. 22, 2009
I am a much different parent than my own. They were very young(15) and very self absorbed when they became parents. I was 30 and out of my "me" phase when I had my son. My son is our focus and we have the financial resources to give him a wonderful life. We also have the time to spend with him since my husband is past the years he had to work 100 hour weeks. I am strict with my son and expect him to behave and do the right thing. We pattern that for him by being good people and doing the right thing. We don't do shady things and then expect him to be better. My parents did the best they could but as teen parents they were very limited in life experience, education and financial resources to be the kind of parents my siblings and I are.
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