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What do you consider a young parent?

DS started kindergarten last week and just like at his preschool, DH and i are the youngest parents in DS class by at least 10 years. I'll turn 30 soon and don't feel like a young parent, but compared to others around me i certainly am.

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Asked by UpSheRises at 6:56 PM on Sep. 12, 2011 in Parenting Debate

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    Answer by geminilove709 at 6:57 PM on Sep. 12, 2011

  • I consider young to be haven't had a chance to get HS diploma or GED by the day the baby is born (just my personal definition)

    Answer by hibbingmom at 6:58 PM on Sep. 12, 2011

  • Anyone under 30.

    Answer by SWasson at 6:59 PM on Sep. 12, 2011

  • Younge parents to me are under 25.

    Answer by louise2 at 6:59 PM on Sep. 12, 2011

  • 23 and younger.

    Answer by dullscissors at 6:59 PM on Sep. 12, 2011

  • I'm going through this too. I just turned 30, dh is 31. I was one of the youngest moms at DD's preschool. I also feel like I'm one of the youngest moms at her primary school. All of the moms are/were at least 5 years older, sometimes more. I myself consider a young mom to be any mom under the age of 20. But hey, I guess I'm wrong, lol.

    Answer by Eviesmommy at 7:01 PM on Sep. 12, 2011

  • I am 23, was 18 when DD was born, I am the youngest mom I see at her sunday school class pick ups and drop offs

    Answer by JLS2388 at 7:02 PM on Sep. 12, 2011

  • teen parents 19 and under people are starting families at all ages these days

    Answer by rebecca2012 at 7:03 PM on Sep. 12, 2011

  • teens and early 20's. im a young mom.when i turned 17my daughter was born 2 weeks later. no offense to older moms but i think 30's are kinda old, even though i want kid until my body cant have any more!!!! lol. atleast for now.... maybe ill change my mind when i dont have just 1 lol.

    Answer by teenmommy31 at 7:04 PM on Sep. 12, 2011

  • i was 23 when i had my beautiful son and don't think i am a young parent. i think if the person is responsible, financially stable in a loving relationship and ready to start a family then why not? young parents for me are under 20

    Answer by fay101 at 7:04 PM on Sep. 12, 2011

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