S/O Do you think that allowing your pregnant teen to stay is the best thing to do?
I'm torn on that thought...I don't have a teen or a daughter so hopefully I don't have to deal with that decision but....for my stance, I am not sure.
I got pregnant at 17. But I already had my diploma at 16, was on my own at the same time, was enrolled in college, and I did for myself. If I was late on rent, I knew I'd be homeless. My mom did not provide a safety net for me. The most she would do was watch my son on the weekends for a few hours, I was a SAHM at first, just so me and my ex could have alone time, and that was it. No more than that.
My cousin got pregnant 6 weeks after me (everyone thinks it was on purpose, she's that way s no surprise) and she was able to stay at home. She was 17 also. She was able to stay at home and her mom helped her as much as possible and so did her sister and my grandma. But my cousin ended up on a much worse path than I did and many in my family attribute it to my aunt aiding her bad behaviour.
My cousin went on to have another baby soon after, which everyone also took care of, and now my aunt has her oldest daughter full time, my cousin is in and out of jail, like seriously, maybe not such a good thing knowing you have a safety net?
Moms with teens...whats your take?