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Old 04-29-2008, 08:30 PM
 
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a 13 yr old girl and 14 yr old boy just became parents in NC.
just saw it on the news. when asked why they didnt use protection, they said they did in the beginning, but it "didnt feel good"
i dont know these people, and yet i cry for them and for their little one...
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Manitoba
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Well I hope good luck for them, and wish them well in a difficult parenting world.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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Most likely another set of grandparents who can forget about retirement!
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:58 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Okay, this is obviously not a great idea becoming parents at such a young age. In todays world there will be so much working against them....I wish them luck and will hope for the best. Who knows, it may turn out to be a wonderful success story someday!
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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the little girl has a lot of fear, but says she would not change anything. she is now being home schooled, and i wish them all the luck in the world. hopefully it will bring everyone closer and it WILL be a success. that is what babies do best
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:09 PM
 
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the little girl has a lot of fear, but says she would not change anything. she is now being home schooled, and i wish them all the luck in the world. hopefully it will bring everyone closer and it WILL be a success. that is what babies do best
Good post---I also believe in always trying to see the positive in a situation---and who knows????
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:01 PM
 
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I hope that she continues with her education after getting her diploma so she can be the best mother she can and be able to give her child a better life.
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:15 PM
 
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I know this has nothing to do with anything, just random thoughts. I am thinking about how our society is structured. I am not at all saying that having a child before, say, 30, is a good idea in today's society, so don't get me wrong, please.
But when I think about human life out of sync with nature I think about the fact that girls start getting their periods in the 5th grade, more or less, and by nature's standard this would mean that it is time to begin procreation, right?; otherwise what would it mean. Years and years ago it was normal for women and men to marry at a very young age, and it worked in that society. Back then too, humans were more in sync with nature, the seasons, etc.
Now society has come sooo far away from its original connection with nature that it is now shocking to hear of kids who are fully homonally developed having children, as opposed to the time long ago when it was totally normal. I mean maybe there was a time that if a 30 year old had a child the whole town would be aflutter and she'd make the cover of the town paper because she was sooo old; or think about people being able to have children by artificial means, could you imagine the shock that would have created. But now, when 2 kids, whose bodies are ready to procreate, procreate, it makes the news and they are labeled stupid.
Again, I don't need to know the reasons why they are called stupid, but I just find it interesting how far we have come from the natural world that we have such command over when we procreate, how we procreate, with who, or not at all... it's just interesting to me.
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:52 PM
 
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well back then people also didnt live as long. my great grandmother was married off at the age of 13! she had 9 kids. i am sure she didnt expect to live past 60.
and more than a hundred years ago, people probably didnt live past 50, so they started early to try to fit life in i guess.
today we think we have so much more time, and so we take our time before settling down
also women were not expected to be educated. now we must be becausewe need to fend for ourselves.
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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Whose bad idea was it for the child to keep the child? How is that healthy for the infant? How is that taking responsibility? It seems like adoption would be the best way for both the mother and child to lead a normal life.
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