... I must concur with the others...honey, enjoy being a kid while you still can! Because you're only going to be one once. My boyfriend of one year has nagged me about having kids many times, but I know how much trouble they are - more than they're worth in my opinion. I've had to baby-sit my little cousin many times; while she's quite well behaved for a child her age (she's was... (17 replies)
... ourage for you to post! Even though you've made mistakes, it isn't too late to try to make it up to your daughter. If anyone out there can get through to these teenage girls who want to be mothers.......it's you. Your story is exactly what these girls need to read! ... (17 replies)
... By the time I was 21, I was wild. I didnt get to enjoy my teenage years so I was going to have some fun. This meant finding a sitter usually someone in the family. I told myself that since it was family, things were fine. ... (17 replies)
... You are only a teenager once. Enjoy your teenage years while they are still with you. Focus on your education. Go to college. You have many adult years ahead of you to start a family. ... (17 replies)
... Kapera X - You've been given some very good advice here. I hope you will take it to heart and accept it in the spirit in which it was given. There is a natural course for life's events, and when that course is followed (namely, maturity, love, marriage, and then kids), it greatly increases the chances for happiness and success. When you try to put one step ahead of the... (17 replies)
... let me just add...
i am a 19 year old with a 10 mo. old baby girl.....who i planned.
i was 3 months preg. my senoir year of high school.
i missed my senior trip and prom becuase i chose to have a baby.
i can not go to college because i refuse to put my child in day care or have my family baby sit all the time.
i chose to have her and i am going to be her mother, end of... (17 replies)
... I would have waited also. I was 17 yo when I became pregnant with my son. I was smitten in puppy love with his father and wanted nothing more than to have a child with him. Nothing seemed better at the time. Reality soon kicked in when by the time my son was born I was already a single mom. Here are just a handful things off the top of my head of why I would have waited...
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... Hi I'm 21 years old and I have 2 children. I am some what like mommyof4. I got pregnant with my son when I was 17. I thought it would be okay because I had been with his dad since I was 14. I was wrong. Shortly after my son was born I left his dad because he wouldn't settle down. At first it was great. New baby, tiny everything, and lots of attention. By the time he was about... (17 replies)
... You really should wait. I got pregnant at 18, I am 20 now with my 6 month old DD. I got pregnant on the birth control pill, we were always VERY careful if I ever missed a pill, even by a few hours, we would use condoms, but nothing is 100%.
We had so many plans for our life, my BF and I. We had moved away from home only to have to go back to live with his parents so we... (17 replies)
... Go to college, get a job, find a good man to marry then have children. I had a baby at 16, it was hard, and he was a good baby, no health problems, no colic or anything. It's hard because that baby is your responsibility, if you want to go to the mall the baby goes, if you want to go to a movie, to a party etc you can't always because baby sitters cost money, parents aren't... (17 replies)
... Actually I take care of my little godsister as if shes my own she was born when I was thirteen and I've really been taking care of her everysince, because her mother is a deadbeat. She is really bad, and sometimes she stresses me out but on the same note she is like my best friend, she is extremely sweet and she is so beautiful and I know shes not going to be this little... (17 replies)
... I also had my child pretty young. and yes I did love him but it made things harder than I relized they would be. There will be times you want to do things and cant do them. also I relized I wasnt as good of a mother as I am now that im older. I would support my child if this happened yes but be disapointed also. Im sure your mother would be upset becouse she wants the best for... (17 replies)
... Thanks alot. That really helps I guess I'll wait a while, a long while before I have a kid. I understand that a human baby is not going to be the babydoll that I played with as a kid and dumped in my closet at night, but I guess I just think a child would drown out some of my problems but it probably will make them worse. So thanks alot for your concern I really do... (17 replies)
... Im not a mother...but all during high school I baby sat my sister in laws 3 kids. I'd go there right after school...watch all of them all night, 8mos, 3 yrs, and 7...bathe, feed, help with homework, clean up, do my homework...get them up for school...get myself to school..keep my grades up. I did this nearly every day for almost 4 years....it was rough. I took care of them all... (17 replies)
... Nope, it made life harder...
You do know that a child will talk back, not always agree and love you back and disobey at times don't you?
Yes, you can love them and they will love you, but you will still have your HARD times reguardless of how much love and understanding is there...
Being a mother (if done right) is compared to having 2 full time jobs..
Now imagine being a... (17 replies)
... Thanks alot that really helps, but when you had your child didn't it make life so much better? (17 replies)
... Well coming from a parent who had a child young, I would advise my daugher to love and enjoy life... I would hope that she would see my struggles.
Yes, I love both of my children, and yes babies are cute but it is a struggle. Its not easy. And as they get older, it's very hard...
I got pregnant with my son shortly after high school... I was 19 when I gave birth. I had my 2nd... (17 replies)
... Im only sixteen and I really want to have a baby. My mother is very strict and I know she wouldn't aprove, but its my life. I just want to know from any parent....what would be your reaction if your child told you she wanted a baby? :confused: (17 replies)