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Would you encourage a young teen to keep a baby?

Posted by on May. 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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Not necessarily your child, but someone who came to you for advice? Say the teen is 17 or younger, is still in school, and works a minimum wage part-time job. What would your advice be?

ETA: Do you think either the child or the teen would benefit from the teen keeping the baby?

*Completely hypothetical*

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by on May. 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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A.J.s_mommy
by Ruby Member on May. 14, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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Educate them on all their options is what I would do.
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CaptainFeast
by on May. 14, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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But, what do you think the best option would be?

Quoting A.J.s_mommy:

Educate them on all their options is what I would do.


JulyBabies
by Platinum Member on May. 14, 2012 at 7:02 PM

I would only give that kind of advice to my child and I would advise against it. Sure, not socially correct these days but I don't care about that.

SweetSprinkles
by on May. 14, 2012 at 7:02 PM

No  I wouldn't.  I would discourage it as much as possible.

A.J.s_mommy
by Ruby Member on May. 14, 2012 at 7:03 PM
I'm really not sure. It's a tough decision.

Quoting CaptainFeast:

But, what do you think the best option would be?

Quoting A.J.s_mommy:

Educate them on all their options is what I would do.


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mitchiesgirl
by on May. 14, 2012 at 7:04 PM

I would educate them on all options and have them think about what having a baby really means. I was a teen mom and I wouldn't change anything but what was right for me may not be right for her (the ol' cliche).

grey7399
by on May. 14, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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NOPE.


HELL NO.


QueenBof6
by Platinum Member on May. 14, 2012 at 7:05 PM
I wouldn't advise keeping the baby.
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AdellesMom
by on May. 14, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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Yes. I would tell them that they should keep the baby.
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BUTTERFLY6112
by on May. 14, 2012 at 7:06 PM
I would tell her all her opps! Ask her what she wants deep down!
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