I'm talking about starting to have kids in your teens/very early 20's.
A coiple of things got me thinking. My cousin who's 25 and I were talking about how when she was 21,she ran into 2 girls she went to high school with. They asked her how many kids she had. She was dumbfounded and replied"umm,none??" One of the girls had 2 and was 6 months pregnant with #3,and the other had 1 and was about to give birth anyday.
Both girls had multiple dads for their kids.
Aging myself here,but 20 yrs ago when I was a teen,we didn't parade aroung a pregnancy like we were all proud. We figured the girl was stupid enough to not use protection.
My cousin said just about everyone she went to school with has more than 1 kid already.
So I'm trying to imagine myself a 20,21 yr old woman out in the dating scene. Obviously the guys out there are dads. I can't imagine finding out my date has kids,plural,already at 21!
When did the tide turn and it became ok to start having kids at 15,16 years old and have your parents financially responsible for them?
Are the sex ed classes failing our kids?
Is there a breakdown in the family dynamic? Or the society?
Are parents even WATCHING or monitoring their kids anymore?
What is going to happen to the welfare system when year after year more young people will require aid?
Answer by annabarred at 8:10 PM on Feb. 12, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 1:52 PM on Feb. 11, 2011
Answer by arkelly2188 at 1:14 PM on Feb. 10, 2011
Answer by angelm523 at 4:24 PM on Feb. 10, 2011
Answer by Mom2Just1 at 10:57 AM on Feb. 11, 2011
When did the tide turn and it became ok to start having kids at 15,16 years old and have your parents financially responsible for them? I think it's gotten much more prevalent as of late. It's become much more "normalized" in the media.
Are the sex ed classes failing our kids? Meh, perhaps, but I don't consider it their responsibility.
Is there a breakdown in the family dynamic? Or the society? Absolutely YES to both
Answer by vicesix at 1:17 PM on Feb. 10, 2011
.... but it is OK to celebrate the pregnancy of a 40 something year old woman who had to conceive vis in-vitro, and is now carrying a downs baby. *shakes head*
Answer by FricknFrack at 1:40 PM on Feb. 10, 2011
Answer by wildflowers25 at 1:48 PM on Feb. 10, 2011
Answer by FricknFrack at 1:53 PM on Feb. 10, 2011
Having kids young is not new... Think back in history when people didn't live long so they started families at a young age... Parading (as you say) multiple kids from multiple dad's is becoming more norm and possibly acceptable because of extended families and such... Doesn't mean one should be proud for whoring it up with so many guys haha just my opinion.
Answer by monshine2 at 1:54 PM on Feb. 10, 2011