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Old 06-21-2008, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Southwest Pa
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i think t's time we faced the fact--we are raising a bunch of idiots who have no prospects for a future
You must know my nieces and nephews....all on the wife's side of course.

This is the year I've finally cut them all off. I've spent years trying to kick them up a notch, teach them real life and how bloody hard it is. Not one, not one, made it past seventeen without getting (or getting someone) pregnant. Now my own two kids (first marriage) made it ok, off to school to whatever future they hold with no kids to worry about. But with these kids it didn't work, the mentality was too cemented in, rewarded even.

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Old 06-22-2008, 01:57 AM
 
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i think t's time we faced the fact--we are raising a bunch of idiots who have no prospects for a future
No lie!

This story makes me so flippin' mad!

It absolutley boggles my mind to think that these idotic girls would get pregnant on purpose, so they could play house!
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Old 06-22-2008, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Manitoba
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And the pack isn't only just this Highschool. There are many HS like this accross the nation. Funny they talk much about it on the news.

I wonder if 2008 will be a baby boom year. Time will tell. Maybe some of those babies will become my son or daughter-in law one day. Hope they be smarter then their own parents, in that case single mom.

I am not sayin every teen mom there, will be bad parents, cause I am sure some of them will do well despite the odds.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:43 AM
 
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It turns out it wasn't a pact, that was a rumor spread around by the principle for, as of yet, unknown reasons.

But still. I am a teen mom... it ain't all sunshine and butterflies. Some of the girls DID get pregnant on purpose, some as unprotected accidents, and some from true accidents. It's a damn shame.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:50 AM
 
Location: Middle, TN
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What happen to all the shotgun dads?
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:40 AM
 
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Free daycare is available to these girls in high school. In some states, they advertise that you can "bring your baby on the bus". They are given WIC automatically and a welfare check, even though they live with their parents. People throw them huge, elaborate baby showers.

When I was a teenager, my older sister's best friend got pregnant 3 months before HS graduation. My mom wouldn't let her attend the baby shower (no one else showed up either), but let her send her a gift (unwrapped) because it "wasn't something to celebrate".

They have people to look up to like the Spears girl who gets to keep her show and they "work around" her pregnancy. The Reba sitcom where the mom's a doormat and life is lovely. If you get pregnant, the star quarterback will marry you, you can live with mom and go to college while having brand new beautiful clothes and your baby is only around 2 minutes a day and only cries in ONE episode.

Shame has all but disappeared in our society. And we're paying the price.

As to what happens to the dads, well they're just as stupid and uninformed. My 34 year old cousin became a Grandmother about a month ago. Her son's gf decided she was mad at him during labor and delivery, didn't call him until 12 hours after the birth, wouldn't allow him to see the baby and denied he was the father when he asked to sign the birth certificate. Genius boy decided to move out of state to live with his dad and had a new gf in days. The mother of his child now wants him back and has promised to send the baby to him for 3 weeks every other month starting in August.

By what? Courier?! He lives 4 states away and he and his former teen dad can't afford to put a new battery in the truck my uncle (his grandpa) just bought him! But he believes that because he wanted to sign the birth certificate, he's a good dad. He has never seen the child, doesn't pay support and thinks his new gf's mom is a bi*** for "making" them sneak around to see each other... genius. The "baby momma" lives with her parents, has a new bf, texts her ex several times a day asking him to come back and is planning on going back for her sophomore year (she HAD to drop out the day she found out she was pregnant and rest - no, a doctor didn't tell her this) but is upset that she didn't receive the designer ($350) diaper bag she registered for online. Ummm... your parents are minimum wage workers, you and the daddy couldn't be bothered to get jobs (it's so HAAARD!), but a $350 diaper bag?!

Shame... it's a concept that we need to bring back.

Now!
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:17 PM
 
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I saw that, that is not cool.
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:36 AM
 
Location: MI
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I also attended a prestigous all girls Catholic HS. We had 6 pregnant graduating seniors.......
Not sure which Catholic HS that is, but I know that if there were any signs of pregnancy at the one I went to - the girl was immediately expelled. Granted there was 1 or 2 that were only a couple weeks pregnant that nobody even knew during graduation. But it was a well known fact at the school - get knocked up and you're out.
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