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Being a teen mom is never a good idea

Posted by on Mar. 7, 2014 at 9:41 AM
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I'm sure I'm going to get tons of replies about how you're the exception but that's not the point. Most people are the rule not the exception. Here are some FACTS
While teen pregnancy is down in the US, the rate is still eight times higher than it is in Japan, two times higher than it is in Canada and England, and the highest in the western industrialized world.
Teen pregnancy costs the U.S. at least $9 billion annually.

School Comes Second:
Teen pregnancy is the number one reason why teen girls drop out of school.
Only one-third of adolescent mothers will graduate high school, and only slightly over 1 percent of those will earn a college degree before they turn 30.
Twenty-five percent of teen moms have a second child within 24 months.

It's Hardest on the Kids:
Children of teen moms do worse in school than those born to older parents — with half failing a grade. Those same children are less likely to finish high school then those from older mothers and have a lower performance on standardized tests. Many children born to teen moms have behavioral problems, juvenile delinquency and conflict with authority.
Two-thirds of families begun by a young unmarried mother are poor. More than half of all mothers on welfare had their first child as a teenager.
Daughters of teen moms are three times more likely to become teenage mothers themselves. The sons of teen moms are two times more likely to end up in prison.

A Baby Won't Make Him Stay
Eight out of ten fathers in cases of teen pregnancy don't marry the mother of their child, and these absent fathers pay less than $800 annually for child support. Children who live apart from their fathers are also five times more likely to be poverty-stricken than children with both parents at home.



Now if you see a kid walking into the street and you know that 50% of kids who walk into a busy intersection get ran over are you going to say "meh, let's see what happens?" Teen parents destroy our society
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Mar. 7, 2014 at 9:45 AM
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Trollcat is purring somewhere ...
JDmommyJD
by the sauce is boss on Mar. 7, 2014 at 9:46 AM
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How many think its actually a good idea? Thing is, if you have sex, you risk getting pregnant. Then, what's done is done. All you can do is make the best of it. Sure, it's not easy, but i don't think your statistics are spot on.
And your last sentence is absolutely disgusting. For being so almighty and better, your attitude lacks the class you are supposed to have. Your point is now null, and void.
Bibi86
by Bronze Member on Mar. 7, 2014 at 9:46 AM
What?

Quoting Anonymous: Trollcat is purring somewhere ...
Bibi86
by Bronze Member on Mar. 7, 2014 at 9:47 AM
My statistics are spot on.

If you get pregnant there are other choices you know.

Quoting JDmommyJD: How many think its actually a good idea? Thing is, if you have sex, you risk getting pregnant. Then, what's done is done. All you can do is make the best of it. Sure, it's not easy, but i don't think your statistics are spot on.
And your last sentence is absolutely disgusting. For being so almighty and better, your attitude lacks the class you are supposed to have. Your point is now null, and void.
kit_manson
by Platinum Member on Mar. 7, 2014 at 9:47 AM
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Destroying society? That's a little over the top. Teen parenting isn't a good idea. I'd never suggest doing it on purpose. However, those that become parents need support, not to be treated like lepers and pariahs.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 7, 2014 at 9:48 AM
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Eh I didn't ruin society. None of those facts are true about me.
Bibi86
by Bronze Member on Mar. 7, 2014 at 9:48 AM
Are your children adults?

Quoting Anonymous: Eh I didn't ruin society. None of those facts are true about me.
kit_manson
by Platinum Member on Mar. 7, 2014 at 9:49 AM
Yes, choices. It's not a choice if it's forced or coerced.

Quoting Bibi86: My statistics are spot on.

If you get pregnant there are other choices you know.

Quoting JDmommyJD: How many think its actually a good idea? Thing is, if you have sex, you risk getting pregnant. Then, what's done is done. All you can do is make the best of it. Sure, it's not easy, but i don't think your statistics are spot on.
And your last sentence is absolutely disgusting. For being so almighty and better, your attitude lacks the class you are supposed to have. Your point is now null, and void.
Bibi86
by Bronze Member on Mar. 7, 2014 at 9:49 AM
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Maybe if it was shunned instead of glorified then it wouldn't be so common

Quoting kit_manson: Destroying society? That's a little over the top. Teen parenting isn't a good idea. I'd never suggest doing it on purpose. However, those that become parents need support, not to be treated like lepers and pariahs.
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by Platinum Member on Mar. 7, 2014 at 9:49 AM
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Exactly.

Quoting kit_manson: Destroying society? That's a little over the top. Teen parenting isn't a good idea. I'd never suggest doing it on purpose. However, those that become parents need support, not to be treated like lepers and pariahs.
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