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Zarababy1 Aug 3rd, 2009 16:52 PM

i think the whole point of it is 17/18 isnt underage...lol once you get too 16 you can have as much sex as you want = as many babys as you want! iv seen a few programs about younger mums and they seem to do a fine job, my mum was 18 when i was born and she manged just fine, on the other hand OH's mum was 15 when he was born and done an awfulk job, ended up getting him took off her when he was 18 months!

Laura--x Aug 3rd, 2009 16:59 PM

I dont think age has anything to do with it tbh.. its all about maturity levels and how much responsiblity youve had to take on in your life..

Ive had to take on loads on responsiblity, and have been very very mature since the age of 13/14... yet someone who hasnt had to take on any at that age is very immature..

Laura--x Aug 3rd, 2009 16:59 PM

I said that wrong but you know what i mean lol.

Zarababy1 Aug 3rd, 2009 17:08 PM

haha yeah like (god forbid) if my little sister got pregnant she's 13, i mean i think she'd handle it a million times better than i would have at 13! goodness i wasnt even thinking about kissing boys at that age yet shes off out with her friends pieling on the make up and snogging god knows what! shes brilliant with charlie and altho i'd probably strangle her if she ever even thought about having sex before she was at least 15 she would make a much better mother than i would at even 17 year old! not because shes the kind of girl to go out and sleep with a boy because shes far from it she completly has her head screwed on and knows sex can lead to babys which she most definatly doesnt want, it does scare me to think about it tho i mean shes on the pill but thats for her periods and nothing else, anyway what im trying to say is i totaly agree with you some very very young girls can make much better mothers than some older ones but then its the same the other way round isnt it some can make awful mothers, i think some of it does have somthing to do with age but alot of it as you say is down too the way the person is!

Kimboowee Aug 3rd, 2009 17:15 PM

Laura I know exactly what you mean even though im 20, ALL my friends still go out 3/4 times a week getting shitfaced and going home with whoever. When I got pregnant I grew up, before that tbh I didnt have any responsibilities.

I think I was more or less ready to grow up then, if I had got pregnant even a 6months/ayear before what I did I don't know what I would of done.

lou_ap Aug 3rd, 2009 17:17 PM

i have been watching i really like it, i find it interesting i cant imagine how they cope they are lucky to have good families that support them i suppose not everyone can be so lucky,

Dream.A.Dream Aug 3rd, 2009 18:59 PM

I thought the 15 year old girls mother was probably holding her back by not really letting her learn to do stuff for herself if you get me? Like she seemed to be acting like it was her son, not her grandson xx

Laura--x Aug 4th, 2009 02:45 AM

Yeah i agree Katy... when the mother was doing all the nightfeeds and stuff? The childs own mother said ' i find it quite easy, i do some of the bottles, some of the nappy changes and play with him', her mum does the most of it!

If my daughter got pregnant that young, of course id help her out and whatnot, but no way would i do all of the night feeds and most of the work. She put herself into that situation, she would have to deal with it ( if she kept it ), of course id do the odd night feeds and stuff, but id make her learn what motherhood is all about!

sarah0108 Aug 4th, 2009 04:16 AM

iv watched the first two, recorded last nights so i can watch today,
but i think the first one with the twins,, they both seemed jealous of each other. like the one that got preg second i think she did it to take attention away from the twin with the baby, but then when she did get pregnant the mummy twin didnt like that the attentions was being taken away from her and her son if you see what i mean?

although its not as bad as some teen mum programmes i still do find it slightly offensive, because they seem to sound as though they are patronising us. hard to explain but hope you understand what im saying haha!!

will update again when i watch last nights :) x

MummyToAmberx Aug 4th, 2009 06:14 AM

I found it bit shocking. The common line of we were drunk and forgot. Then fell pregnant.

All i can say is, amber having it drilled into her no sex until shes 16, then want us to talk about which protect she will use and will remember etc. (Hopefully my expierence will help her see waiting is best option)

No way do i want my daughter having a 3yr old when she has to take her GCSE's, hard enough without adding another person into the picture.


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