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мɑkɑnɑni 1 angel baby; ~, FL, United States 65516 posts
21st Mar '13

When they can't work, drive, support themselves or a child, it's too young.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
21st Mar '13

I had my first at 20 and I feel like I was too young. We were not ready for him, we were on wic, I missed out on fully participating in my college experience with my friends, and I had to rely a lot our families for help. That was at 20 with a job, my own car, a place to live and a supportive partner, I couldn't even imagine doing as a child.



All the ages listed are WAY too young.

I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10437 posts
status 21st Mar '13
Quoting Captain Obvious:" what do you mean does it matter? i don't care who works and who doesn't, as long as all those things ... [snip!] ... shit together 100%/ but do you not realize that is not the norm? how about the fact that teenage brains are only 80% developed?"


Well then, even though my brain is not developed my SO's is at 25 y/o. I may not have a career but everything is provided. We have full coverage through OHIP as well as coverage through his company (he has a career in CNC gun drilling). Yes we hit hard times..... but we sure as f**k aren't on any type of assistance. I don't even qualify for baby bonus. I get your point though and yes it isn't the norm. I'm one of the lucky few, and like I said before.... if I was any younger NO I would not have been able to raise a child. My SO plays a big part.

Sweetheart...* Due July 30 (girl); 1 child; Florida 1290 posts
21st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Captain Obvious:</b>" If your age ends in the word

Iyahna :^P Southern California, CA, United States 12976 posts
21st Mar '13

If you're too young to drive,l and get a job then yeah so i guess 15 and under?

Jo&Ry Due May 11 (girl); 33 kids; Manchester, New Hampshire 1375 posts
21st Mar '13

I don't "support" it, but understand things happen. anything under 16 is really stretching it IMO though...but if someone actually steps up and is a REAL parent not just a baby factory that hands them off to mom and pop then I have nothing against it. But I must add to some of these statements that I was 17 when I got pregnant...I did it alone without a dime from a single person, parents or babydaddy for just about two years. So yes it can be done. I must also add in those 2 years I went out without my child a total of 4 times, twice late at night on my birthday...so I never have ever "handed" her off..never even had a free babysitter not even family. Some girls do take FULL responsibility for there children. I am in now way trying to come off snoody but when I know how hard I have worked to be a GOOD mom never mind completely on my own it and see stereotypical comments I just like it to be known that not all TEENS are like that.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
21st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jo&Ry:</b>" I don't "support" it, but understand things happen. anything under 16 is really stretching it IMO though...but ... [snip!] ... never mind completely on my own it and see stereotypical comments I just like it to be known that not all TEENS are like that."</blockquote>



You didnt take a single dime from anybody, eh? What about the government?

Jo&Ry Due May 11 (girl); 33 kids; Manchester, New Hampshire 1375 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting Lady GooGoo
Jo&Ry Due May 11 (girl); 33 kids; Manchester, New Hampshire 1375 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting Lady GooGoo
Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
21st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jo&Ry:</b>" Never. Now I receive child support but for those two years I didn't. I worked 72 hr weeks and did it my damn self thanks though."</blockquote>



Okay it was just a question. Its hard to believe a 17 year old having a baby without any help from anyone. Not saying your lying at all, but as you can probably understand, it hard to believe it. Thats why i asked. But props to you for stepping up

Jo&Ry Due May 11 (girl); 33 kids; Manchester, New Hampshire 1375 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting Lady GooGoo
I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10437 posts
status 21st Mar '13
Quoting Jo&Ry:" Never. Now I receive child support but for those two years I didn't. I worked 72 hr weeks and did it my damn self thanks though."


Damn, 72 hour weeks? My SO works a regular 44 hrs/week and he is exhausted by Friday.

Jo&Ry Due May 11 (girl); 33 kids; Manchester, New Hampshire 1375 posts
21st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting S+K=R [38 WEEKS!]:</b>" Damn, 72 hour weeks? My SO works a regular 44 hrs/week and he is exhausted by Friday. "</blockquote>




It was an easy job I worked at a cellphone store so it wasn't like hard labor the hardest part was being away from my daughter but I had too. After a month or so I was so used to it it was my everyday routine but it sucked I admit lol

I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10437 posts
status 21st Mar '13
Quoting Jo&Ry:" <blockquote><b>Quoting S+K=R [38 WEEKS!]:</b>" Damn, 72 hour weeks? My SO works a ... [snip!] ... from my daughter but I had too. After a month or so I was so used to it it was my everyday routine but it sucked I admit lol"


What shifts did you work?

Jo&Ry Due May 11 (girl); 33 kids; Manchester, New Hampshire 1375 posts
21st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting S+K=R [38 WEEKS!]:</b>" What shifts did you work?"</blockquote>




Normally Mon thru sat 9-9. Sometimes if I need to cover Sunday I would leave early a day or two or come in late depended on converage.