Q:

What are your views on young mums having children?

  • Kylie says:
    I dont agree on kids bringing up kids, becoz in most cases its their parents who end up doing it for them. But each to their own.

  • jennifer says:
    please have patience its alot of work

  • Jasmine says:
    i think that they are trying to grow up to quickly, i found out the hard way

  • Aliesha says:
    they just want to grow up too fast and i know this because i had my two at an early age

  • Vanessa says:
    I was one....And its a rough thing...

  • Niki says:
    I think that as long as you love and take care of your child age doesn't really matter.

  • Anonymous says:
    Mums? lol. I was young. So it doesn't bother me. Young girls can be good moms too.

  • Tammy says:
    I think it is better to wait until you have done the majority of your growing up and finished college and all the "you" stuff. Then get married and have kids. With maturity, different decisions are made and you are ready to settle down. With that said, everyone is different and it is an individual's choice.

  • Jacqui says:
    Its rather sad but that is their life learning paths and I only hope its makes them better mums bcaus o it!

  • Amber says:
    I definitely think it's better being a bit older & mature - you're more likely to be in more of a stable position to be able to look after your baby yourself & not to rely on your parents or other people too much.. But in saying that, I know some girls who were young mums & have done an absolutely awesome job - so really depends on the individual.

  • Tanya says:
    well i was young and I'm not gonna judge them

  • Rebecca says:
    I was a young Mum and I think every woman deserves a chance

  • Casey says:
    I had my son at 17 so i aint gonna say its bad, but i will say that i wished i waited till i was stable and was over my teenage years

  • Jacqui says:
    i am very big on children getting an education , its a shame to see the ones drop out of school , if my daughters were to get pregnant and have a baby, i have said straight out that i would take care of the baby during school hours and give them the parental duties out of school hours,apart from a break now and then during school holidays to still let them have some time to be kids/teens, my daughters are both on the pill, the sexually active one uses condoms also , which is one thing i did tell them.

  • Joanne says:
    I was young and i wish i had waited i missed so much

  • Alana says:
    age doesn't make you any better of a mother.

  • Roxy says:
    I was one. I wasn't quite 15 when I had my first and I have always been a good mum but there are some teens out there having babies for money and they don't deserve kids.

  • Toni says:
    i was one and he has turned out the best by far

  • Sue says:
    It's probably not really a baby they are after. And i dont think even a full grown adult can comprehend the change in lifestyle and enormity of job description a mum automatically gets handed.

  • Kirsty says:
    I dont have any as l was a young mum myself and l belive some people were meant to be mums at a young age.

  • dawn says:
    all good if they are not doing it for the money.

  • Candace says:
    I think they should wait alil bit. I was young I was only 20 and I thought that was young.

  • Tiffany says:
    Hey, some things happen. Seeing as I had my daughter when I was 18 I really can't judge others. But, if you are trying to better yourself and better your kids by finishing school then more power to you. Don't just lay up and have kids and expect the state to support them for you. Be responsible!

  • Mika says:
    I have to wonder if it would be easier being younger..... more energy, patience ect, lol.... But giving up your adolescent years would be hard....

  • Jen says:
    wait until you know you are mentally and emotionally prepared.

  • Michelle says:
    how young are we talking?

  • Debbee says:
    don't like it actually, think a girl should be mature and responsible enough to look after themself before even thinking about kids, and most girls need to be 20+ for that.

  • Genia says:
    i would like for them to think about what they are getting into its not as easy as it looks or sounds i know i am a young mother but i am ready to grow up and change my life for my child he comes first all the time

  • Evon says:
    Don't have a view as long as the parents and children are happy all is well

  • Jessica says:
    i dont thank its a good idea i had my first at 16. there comes a lot of problems from having babys at a young age. health problems included.

  • Teresa says:
    As long as your mind is in a space older the your numerical age, it should be no issue. Maturity and self awareness goes a long way.

  • Daralyn says:
    depends on many factors

  • Tawnia says:
    Whatever not my problem

  • Sherrie says:
    I think the older you are the more life experience and generally more maturity, which you should try to have as much as you can when becoming a parent. The more you have the better off your children will be.

  • Sharon says:
    Being young does not mean they would make bad mums. I try not to judge people

  • pantara says:
    jsut depends on if they were raised good

  • Jessica says:
    i was a young mother my self i have a lot of respect for young girls that give it a go and give it there best.

  • Bridgette says:
    How is being a young mum really any different to older mums? We're all people with different backgrounds and philosophies on parenting. I am a young mum myself and do not think I am any less or any more of a parent that any other out there who tries their hardest to be the best for their child.

  • Kristy says:
    No comment. Im a young mum so i dont have any view it doesnt matter on your age ive seen some older mums set a worse example then any young mums

  • Kerrie says:
    Depends how young, most young ones do it to get away from home and thats no way to bring a baby into this life

  • Naomi says:
    Depends on how young and why they are having the baby.

  • charlotte says:
    up to them

  • Gemma says:
    This does not bother me, I'm assuming you mean 16-18 year olds and not 12 year olds! As long as that child has a loving upbringing and is happy and thriving then it doesn't matter whether the parents are young, single, old, gay etc etc

  • Lora says:
    Make sure your relationship is exactly where you want it to be. No matter how much you love your partner, a baby changes a relationship, mostly for the better, but it can put a strain on things. Also, talk to your partner about your parenting styles and choice of disipline before the baby is here. You never want to argue about things like that in front of your children. It will only make your job as a parent more difficult and confuse your children.

  • Alison says:
    As long as they know the responsablity that comes with having children then I cant see a problem

  • Bertie says:
    I think that younger mothers may be able to play with and physically keep up with children a little better but sometimes I think they grow up together without a real parent/child relationship. Being a little older when I had my kids especially the baby, I think I have just enjoyed them more and recognized the miracles that they are.

  • Jennifer says:
    I think it is OK as long as you have the means and are responsible enough to take care of the precious gift you are given. I was 20 so I can not judge

  • Laurie says:
    If they have support systems

  • Emma says:
    i think that aslong as they can provide for tem financially and emotionally then why not?!

  • Clara says:
    i am a young mum bt i tink dey cn b good mums 2

  • Cristi says:
    Well, I am one. :)

  • Kenzi says:
    i think it all happens for a reason. but they should be responsible for their child and not rely on everyone else to fill their shoes.

  • debbie says:
    should wail til older

  • Ashley says:
    if that is what god has meant for them but to that in that mircale and learn from it and love them and dont blame the kids they are a blessing

  • Joe says:
    up to them but i couldnt do it.

  • Shelly says:
    I am a young mom myself, not as young as some, but i'm pretty young and I think that if you know deep down inside that you want to have a baby that you can nurish, love, raise, pretty much giving your all to them, and as long as you can manage keeping up with your education, then go for it, do what make's you happy, but your education is very important, you need your education to get places in life.

  • Marty says:
    Doesnt matter how young you are. Believe you can do it, and u will Dont let fear settle in and dont let anyone tell you that you cant. I am pro choice when it comes to abortion so if finishing school and having a life is what you want, then go forth with your choice and dont feel bad about it. You know your chance will come later.

  • Nicole says:
    As long as you take care of them I have no issue

  • Christine says:
    all the power to them as long as they get an education and dont go on the system

  • Jenna says:
    I was a young/teen mom so I wish girls would wait longer. I think the older they are the more mature they are and can be better parents.

  • Sammie says:
    I was 20, still relatively young. I think young mums have a lot to offer, but so do older mums. It all comes down to the person, not their age.

  • Taralee says:
    i think its more about the maturity level a mother has, rather than the age...

  • Shannon says:
    Depends on how young you mean. I think most teen moms are just not prepared to care for a baby.

  • Tandah says:
    I think a lot of young mature moms can do it and do it well.

  • Clare Louise says:
    im a young mum of 25 had charlotte at 21 but if you think you are ready for kids go for it

  • Michelle says:
    I am a young-ish mom, but I believe that the younger you are, the more stressful having children is. I never get to really enjoy going to bars or partying all night now that I'm of legal age because my lil boy is always waiting for me in the morning. After a couple of months of trying to balance being a young woman and a mom, I gave up. My son got the crappy end of the stick the next day and I hated myself for it. I now enjoy having fun like a responsible mother (having a little drink now and again, but never drunk).

  • Jaeb says:
    Dont agree, too many young kids think that by getting pregnant and having a baby means more money?

  • Sandra says:
    not sure.......really depends on the mom

  • Krys says:
    children shouldnt have children but if they do, they need to take responsibilty, step up and raise that child properly.

  • Tifani says:
    it's their choice, but wish they knew how hard it is

  • ARNALYN says:
    YOUNG MUMS ARE BRAVE. FACING MOTHERHOOD AT AN EARLY AGE IS NOT THAT EASY.

  • Bernadette says:
    they are crazy i think that im crazy

  • Michelle says:
    depends on the young mom

  • Jessica says:
    I don't like seeing little girls around 13 having babies because they are babies.

  • Samantha says:
    thats a hard one- i think they dont realize what they will miss out on once they have a child and how many things they can do before they have kids- jobs, college, life.

  • Laura says:
    I am 100% against abortion so if you get pregnant you should have the baby. I do believe that you should be married first before you have children but really, it's not for me to decide, it's for God to cast the final judgement.

  • Jaime says:
    depends on situation

  • Winnie Takyiwah says:
    it is an individual choice. you have to know it's not a walk in the park. so you need to be committed.

  • Lexie says:
    If you can be responsible and really love your child I have no problem.

  • LaDonna says:
    Please don't...I believe that the teenage years are all about fighting the confusion and finding who you are. There is so much time to not only really know yourself, but make sure that your parent also knows who they are...THAT MAKES SUCH A DIFFERENCE!!!

  • mary says:
    wait for a while its hard

  • Lyana says:
    When I had my first at 23, I was not ready, so how could a 16 year old possibly be ready!?

  • Desurae says:
    if they ready they ready if not they better start getting ready.

  • Crystal says:
    its hard if you could wait please do so

  • Amanda says:
    none

  • Christel says:
    I really dont think they should but if they have too good luck!

  • Virginia says:
    I think more parents should teach thier children to wait till they are ready by finishing school and having a carreer to be able to surport themselfs and a chlid or 2 and also make sure the person they are with wants the same

  • Brandy says:
    They should wait to have kids till they ready to but if they have them young they need to be prepared to take care of them and raise them.

  • Linda says:
    really when you are to young you don't fully enjoy your children as much as you do when you are older. If you are to young or are not ready you are not settled, and may be looking for a partner and spending a lot of time going out and stuff instead of with your child. Actually I think it is more individualized then age.

  • Alexis says:
    I would wait but didn't lol

  • Laura says:
    to each there own

  • Rachel says:
    anyone younger than 18 having a kid is getting themselves into trouble.

  • Carolyn says:
    Whats age got to do with it!

  • Ashleigh says:
    depends how young, if your still in school you'll have to finish your education etc later in life if at all

  • Laetitia says:
    how young?

  • TIFFANY says:
    they need to wait, nd make sure they know wat they are getting theirself into, cause many of the young moms today are doing to try and hold on to a boyfriend. word of advice a baby doesn't keep anyone who doesn't want to be kept.

  • Anna says:
    How young?

  • Brenda says:
    I think that they should definetely wait and do something with their lives because it is hard at times

  • Karen says:
    i dont think you fully appreciate every second of their lives, every step, every achievement

  • Lorraine says:
    It is the best way to grow up...and fast!

  • Shannon says:
    I was a teenage mom and I think that it is thier decision. Some women can have children young and be a great mother but some cant so it is fine with me if they can handle the situation.

  • Alicia says:
    i think as long as they are emotionally prepared for it then it can be a great thing for both mother and baby

  • Stephanie says:
    Wait unil you are more mature. Not justphysically, but emotionally. Being a mom is a LOT of work and not for the immature or unprepared.

  • Kari says:
    DEPENDS ON THE SITUATION. I FEEL THEY SHOULD GRADUATE GO TO COLLEGE OR GO TO WORK AND GET MARRIED FIRST.

  • Katie says:
    I was a young mom had my daughter at 21 and ive been with my husband my daughters father for 7 years now but i got lucky too cause most young mothers dont have that I personally think it shouldnt happen though not intil there ready and young moms are usually never ready

  • Danielle says:
    if they are interested in the children not just the money go for it. but think long and hard because its alot harder than it looks

  • Andrea says:
    I don't think it's a problem. If they have the right support in place, bring up their child themselves and DON'T use the child as a weapon in a childish arguement with the father then it's not an issue. Everyone's ready at different times.

  • Marin says:
    I think it depends on the mom. I know alot of young moms that are doing great but then there are alot that expect everone else to take care of their kids.

  • Allysha says:
    i did it...it just depends on the person and they are physically and mentally ready...

  • Tracy says:
    If they are financially stable and have support then why not?

  • Coral says:
    Idk. Its hard to say because sometimes it's the parents, sometimes its peer pressure, and sometimes its just them themselves.

  • pyragrl says:
    No opinion

  • Heather says:
    I think it's a bad idea. Girls should have their childhood when they still have it as an option, not jumping head first into parenthood because they think it'll make them mature.

  • Kayla says:
    good luck!

  • Joedee says:
    not cool, babies shouldnt have babies

  • nelly says:
    I was married at 20 and had my first child at 22

  • Jaylena says:
    I am a young mum, 16 with 1 child and another on the way and Im coping very well, I love every minute of it and YES I can provide for my children and they BOTH have the same dad.

  • Serene says:
    I feel sorry for them for the hard responsibility that they have.

  • Autumn says:
    I think that having kids is every womans right and choice, just be the best you can show your kid(s) the right way to be and it will all be ok.. I was 18 when I got preggo with my daughter!

  • Brittany says:
    if they can do it more power to em

  • Nicole says:
    well being a young mother myself.. it depends on the girl... it takes alot to be a young mother, with support and help im sure it would be alot easier, i never had that i live very far from my parents and it is extremly hard.. it is a big decision and change to your life. if they cant or dont want to change then they probably shouldnt have the child.. they could love that child just cant look after it, theres nothing wrong with that, its a big resposibility if your not ready. i wasnt ready when i got pregnant but i knew that i wanted to do this and have love being a mother

  • kerry says:
    i am a young mum n sum young mums r just as gud as older mums

  • Rachel says:
    most children aren't able to have babies, maturity wise. Their families raise them; and when the mom reaches an age she's ready, the baby isn't a baby and they aren't connected as parent/child. Or in some cases it enables the mother to never grow up and always be dependent on someone else instead of finding her own feet. But I've also seen a few rare cases where the young mother is an awesome mother, but those weren't really young mothers, about 18/19.

  • Ashley says:
    meh if they are mature enough, and take care of thebaby whos to bug about age.

  • Alyssa says:
    I think it must be incredibly difficult to be a young mom with kids. I had my son when I was 31 and somwtimes I felt that I wasn't mature enough to have him.

  • Janis says:
    It would depend on how young. But then, when you look back in time girls were getting married almost as soon as they hit puberty and then having children. So really, things haven't changed all that much.

  • Anonymous says:
    Be positive dont let anyone drag you down

  • Kellie says:
    They should experience and enjoy life,then settle down into parenthood.

  • Angela says:
    My definition on a young mom is one under 18, I don't think children should be having children but if they do then I think that they shouldn't do it alone. They need more guidance than most moms.

  • Jill says:
    Be careful what you wish for! It is a challenge!

  • JASMINE says:
    WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE READY FINANCIALLY, MENTALLY AND EMOTIONALLY, OH AND PHYSICALLY

  • Stacy says:
    Too controversial for me to answer

  • Crystal says:
    it there life i stay out of it

  • Ashley says:
    the earlier the better....get it over with now

  • Kimberly says:
    Nothinq. Im A Younq Mom.

  • amanda says:
    as long as the childs loved and cared for

  • Shayla says:
    stupid

  • Hayley says:
    depends how young and their situation

  • Angela says:
    I think they should wait. Live a little first.

  • Mary says:
    If they are not able to take care of them selve's finacially then they most definitly can't take care of a young one.

  • Alissa says:
    if they are married and can take care of them... well good for them

  • Rebecca and says:
    best to have them young but not to young. i became a mum at 17.

  • Kaz says:
    age is not important, as long as they love their children and care for them appropriately

  • Toni says:
    dont think they should

  • Lindz says:
    if it happens STEP UP. nothing else matters except for the little life you are bringing into the world. you were adult and big enough to have sex now be adult enough to take care and raise your own kid the way they deserve to be raised. with their mom (and father, if in the picture). a baby needs their real birth mom

  • Kristina says:
    I was a young mom with a child and I think they should wait but if they do have a child they should get lots of support so they can become a successful mother. It is possible.

  • lisa says:
    best thing that ever happened to me but dont have a child unless you no it will be brought up the best way possible

  • Nikki says:
    I am a young mother. There is however a think as too young.

  • Jennifer says:
    its not age....its maturity and ability and responsibility. If you can't handle taking a backseat to your childs needs and them being first always at any age then don't have kids.

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  • sherry says:
    I think at 20 I thought I knew it all, as I look back at 47, I knew nothing. even at 30 I was just "getting it"

  • Lauren says:
    If they are responsible, read a lot, seek advice when they need it, and follow their instincts I think they are fine. I was a young mom. I don't think anyone should be too young tho that they are still a child themselves.

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  • Sherry says:
    If they are having sex and get pregnant then they need to suffer the consequence of taking care of it unless they themselves are in bad situations with there own family then give the baby up for adoption.

  • Samantha says:
    I think they need more support than what they are getting! I was a young mum and wouldnt have it any other way!

  • vannessa says:
    wait till your older its not at all what you think its going to be like

  • Ilse says:
    don't do it... have children when you are older

  • crystal says:
    as long as they are good to their children i sapport them

  • Heather says:
    I think its ok if they have a good support system

  • Dorothy says:
    Go for it. If you have em young you get to enjoy them more. By that I mean you're still more of a child so you connect with them better. Youre also physically capable of doing soooo much more than if you had them at say 40. You have more in common with your kids when they reach their adulthood. So many pros to having kids young.

  • sabrina says:
    under the age of 16 STUPID....AS LONG AS YOU CAN PROVIDE FOR THEM AND LOVE THEM AND BE THER FOR THEM ALL FOR IT....

  • sarah says:
    it is abig responsibility they have to wait

  • Nikki says:
    since i am one. i say don't do it you should wait

  • Ink says:
    I was 38 when my first one was born. I try to imagine what sort of position I would have been in had he been born when I was much younger. I feel his life would have been no where NEAR as nice as it is now. I think I still had a good bit of growing up to do, before I could raise someone else.

  • theresa says:
    i was one

  • Aubrey says:
    Age doesn't make a mother.

  • Brandy says:
    Children should not be having children. But if it happens damnit take care of your babies you made them its not their faults you were stupid dont take it out on them.

  • Anna says:
    I personaly think they should wait and get married before they just jump into having kids

  • Charlie says:
    As in teen mums ? I think in an ideal world they should wait until they have life experiance behind them but that isn't reality .

  • Andrea says:
    i am 1

  • corhead143 says:
    i think its sad for the parent and the child... i think some young moms can do a great job raising their child but idealy it would be better to wait till they are older

  • Sarah says:
    hope they know wat they are getting them into

  • Angie says:
    That they should wait until they are married and in love.

  • Maleah says:
    I had my son at 21 and my daughter at 22 so I am considered a young mom.. As far as 13 year olds having babies.. That is just crazy

  • Mel says:
    good luck and do the best you can

  • Tanya says:
    I think it's ridiculous but who am I to judge?

  • Stephanie says:
    i was one and age doesnt matter

  • Gabrielle says:
    not sure. i was in that position myself as i wanted a child at 17 but at the same time i needed to concentrate on grades.

  • Jordan says:
    I don't think it should happen. Because there's SO many teenagers getting pregnant because it's the 'in' thing to them, and they end up being the worst parents EVER. Don't lay down & make a child until you're willing to give up YOUR life, and give up your own childhood.

  • Ashleigh says:
    they better be sure theyre ready.

  • Jennifer says:
    Well, obviously(depending on how young, are we talking teenagers?)it's a huge life change. You really have to be certain, because once the baby is here, there is no turning back. You will now have a tiny human that solely depends on you for survival, and let me tell you that first month is a rough one. If you are not able to make the needed sacrifices and commitments, WAIT. It is unfair to the baby to bring them into the world if you are not prepared to give it your all.

  • Michele says:
    Children should Never be having children. PERIOD if it happens The parents of the Young teen who has them, Should support Them in being parents, Not taking over.

  • Carley says:
    fine, as long as their taking care of their children

  • Cynde says:
    Wait...and mature. You'll enjoy and appricate it so much more.

  • Kambell says:
    Having children is a big change in life ... and i was once a out going, party hard, pay day to pay day chick .... Now i have 2 children and a wonderful partner. . . I didnt think i was ready to let that all go till i saw my baby on the scan .... Knowing thea is life inside of me ... and having the chance to born and raise another life is such a blessing. If you are ready t be fully committed to raising a child .. being thea to change poo bums, wipe the tears, answer the random questions .. then mama life is for you!!!! It is the best!!!!

  • Danielle says:
    i think if you want cildren and can look after them then there is no problem

  • Heather says:
    don't really have one

  • Keri says:
    I think if they have support they can make it.

  • ashley says:
    im one so all i can say is good luck!

  • Cherie says:
    HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THE TIME MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A JOB AND KEEP IT

  • Jenna says:
    It depends on what is meant by young. I am young, but if we are talking teens, well I think they should wait and enjoy their youth. But if they happen to get pregnant then they do the best they can.

  • Rachel says:
    i think 18 is the earliest you should consider having a child and having children with more than one man under the age of 25 is just irresponsible... there is nothing wrong with having kdis by more than one man-although i personally never would- but if you are that young, two different partners at such a young age is bound to complicate life for the innocent children involved. its selfish

  • Melissa says:
    some young moms can do a wonderful job and become responsible.

  • Krystal says:
    If they can do it more power to them.

  • Cassandra says:
    i have nothing against it, i just wish i could shake them and tell them to live their life first!

  • Kimberly says:
    how young are we talking? i certainly don't think teens should be having babies!!! as a mother of a 13 yr old, this is a scary thought!!

  • Jennifer says:
    deffinitly no, but if it happens, it happenes

  • Amber says:
    I can't knock it. I was 18 when I had my first

  • Geni says:
    i was only 22 but it depends on the parent i have seen some do amazing and i have seen some who dont deserve to have kids

  • Anonymous says:
    age is just a number, it completly depends on the type of person you are, there are some people who should just never have children!

  • Erin says:
    scary they really don't know what they are doing as they are still children them selves

  • Elizabeth says:
    if they are willing to make that child their #1 priority, I don't have a problem with it... but these girls that wanna have babies and then still go out and party and have a social life, they don't need to be mothers... there is a such thing as still having fun and going out from time to time, but you have to put your kids first.

  • Natalie says:
    depends on how young they are.

  • Jazmin says:
    If girls are old enough to have sex hey are old enough to dal with the conciquences. Whether they deserve the children or not is a different story. It's not the childs fault, they didnt ask to be brought into this world. But I don't believe in abortions.

  • Trista says:
    not a good idea its hard as hell 2 do

  • Anne Marie says:
    It is none of my business to judge other people's families!

  • Joanna says:
    well i was a young mom myself i was 19 when i had my first born and it was hard imagine at the age of 15.... I truly feel that now and days these lil young girls get pregnant for the attention in deed they really dont know the responsibility of having a baby...

  • Erica says:
    sometimes surprising, but they also have the stamina to keep up with the little ones

  • Tiffany says:
    i think they dont know what they are getting into

  • ElisaBeth says:
    If you're ready, its your choice.

  • Jacquanette says:
    I think it's irresponsible. Birth control is pretty easy to get whether it be the pill or condom. However, I know mistakes happen, so I think if one can grow up and be the best parent they can be, more power to them. I am pro-choice, but adoption should always be the first option if you are unable to care for the child.

  • Jamie says:
    Only if they are truly ready because it is a huge blessing but also a huge responsibility

  • amber says:
    wait. once you have a child all the fun days an partyin are over. make sure you go to college get a good career preferably married an then maybe think bout havin a child.

  • Amy says:
    I wouldn't want to do it but who am I to judge. But still...use a friggin condom people. Being a Mom is a huge job.

  • Danielle says:
    depends of their situation... ie partner, financial.... etc

  • Amber says:
    I say wait so you can enjoy being young and independent, but I don't see a problem as long as they are a good mother and mature.

  • Brandie says:
    well i'm one of them.. & i wish i woulda waited..

  • Callie says:
    Who am I to judge

  • Victoria says:
    Be prepared! Makes it easier for you and the kids.

  • Marissa says:
    I believe that people should make informed choices and chose to wait to have kids but i do not judge those who either make a mistake or chose to begin early, i made a mistake at 17 and he is the best one of my life and i believe we should give young mums less heartache and stop judging them i dont agree with young mums becoming parents who dont care for their own children or dont take responsibility but as long as they step up to the plate i think good on them at least they are trying with the hand they have been dealt

  • Amonie says:
    every person is different. I had my first at 19

  • Brandi says:
    I'd wait until you are career/financially ready and have a place of your own be prepared for others who r going to want to rock the boat that's a given because there are parents out there who get jealous of their own children for being better parents to the grandchildren than what they were too you.

  • Melissa says:
    i think they should wait until they are mature enought to handle all that goes with it.

  • Jodi says:
    silly silly silly!

  • melissa says:
    they should think about it

  • Tabitha says:
    I think they need to grow up before they have kids.... A lot of younger mom's are letting their parents take the hard parts of raising their children and it isn't right.

  • Ashton says:
    I am a "young mum"

  • Crystal says:
    Please wait until you have a career and not living off the government, I can't stand those chics.

  • Amanda says:
    It's sad, I really think girls need to wait longer, it makes them have to growup to fast and most young ladies aren't ready for that responsibility

  • Karen says:
    as long as they can step up to their responsibilaties then who r we to judge

  • Erin says:
    I don't agree with it, i think they should spend the time they have having fun and not worrying about relationships until they are older, perhaps in thier later 20's.

  • Teresa says:
    wait until you are older and better prepared to handle the emotional and psychological stresses of being a parent.

  • Caitlin says:
    -

  • Amanda says:
    i dont have a problem with it as long as they take care of their child and if they cant give it to a family that can

  • Danielle says:
    age doesnt matter

  • Kenna says:
    Its fine as long as they are committed

  • Gloria says:
    I think it depends on the person if they are mature enough to handle the pressure it take to raise and care for the child

  • Aimee says:
    i don't know

  • Safiyyah says:
    Well i feel that as long as they are capable of looking after their child, and also be set in life where they can support their children then its fine.But also it depends on how young, theres alot to think about

  • Deb says:
    I think it is usually very stressful being a young mom, but it is possible to do it well with enough support.

  • danielle says:
    they should wait

  • Sarah says:
    depends on how young

  • Emily says:
    Depending on how young. I was 20 when my son was born. I don't see anything wrong with it, as long as the mom can take care of the baby!

  • Brittany says:
    Its harder than if we had waited.

  • Kyra says:
    im a young mum and i am just as capable as an older mum i dont see anything wrong with it as long as they step up to their responsibilities although waiting is defo the right choice

  • Shantel says:
    I am one & honestly , sometimes young people can do it better then a 40 year old.. we have much more patience & we just finished 12 years of schooling straight so we remember everything as to someone who hasn't been in school for 20 years . as long as your main concern is your kid(s) , it shouldn't be maid into such a big deal .

  • Melissa says:
    I believe that anyone younger than 16 having a child is wrong. That young girl barely knows herself and taking that away so young is cruel. Anyone above 16 i'm all for being a young mum. I wanted to be a younger mum so i would have the energy to enjoy my child

  • Lacey says:
    Know that you CANT walk away, and that doesn't mean you get to slack either!

  • Tamarah says:
    I don't give unsolicited advice. Sometimes I wish I could though.

  • Jessica says:
    I am a young mother. I was 21 when I had Cassandra.

  • nicki says:
    they really need to wait. they don't realize that their lives will no longer be theirs. freedom is literally GONE.

  • Sonya says:
    To each their own.

  • Kathy says:
    They should not. They need more life experience and more support. They need patience that only comes with age.

  • Liss says:
    i dont have any wies because im a young mum myself and not every young mum is silly some are very responsible and learn to grow up n take responsibility. u can't judge any1

  • Jennifer says:
    Depending what age. I had my son when I was 20. Get your education first and find a good job that pays good to support you and your child.

  • Alexis says:
    well i am one!!! so i really dont care i wish i ahd waited tho but i would not give up on being a mommy for anything

  • Alondra says:
    i wish they would wait (i wish i would have too) but its up to them

  • Laura says:
    i am i young mum so... aslong as theyre in a stable relation and are mature enough to cope with the responsibility its all good :)

  • Ashleigh says:
    if THEY can support 50% of their kid, go ahead i suppose

  • Jackie says:
    i was a young mom..its very hard but if you put your child first and get off your butt and take care of business then your good in my book

  • Emilia says:
    as long as they are responsible people

  • nicole says:
    arh dnt have babies at 10-15 have babies at like 18 or something no wat u r doing

  • Alisha says:
    if there was protection involved and the girl still got preggers then it was meant to be

  • Jessica says:
    That it should not be planned, if it happens make the best out of it and be a great mom to your children. I was a young mom...still am at 22, I didn't set out to become a mother but I sacrifice everything necessary to be the mother my children deserve. That is all that matters

  • Laura says:
    It happens and I'm going to judge them. As long as they step up and take care of their responsibilities and take good care of their kids.

  • Carolyn says:
    nothing

  • Mollie says:
    if they grow up an act like a mom then thats great but if your going to have a kid don't think everyone els is going to take care of them

  • Ruby says:
    I hope they have a strong support and a learning heart.

  • Oliver says:
    That i feel you and that it will slowing work in and get easy

  • Brittany says:
    depends on how young, I was 21 and I think I am doing pretty well, but any younger than 19 I think is pushing it

  • ROSANGELA says:
    its really hard to be a young mom and if you really wanna study dont have kids at a young age!

  • Nicole says:
    As long as they can support them and take the responsibility for them I don't see a problem.

  • Loni says:
    ARE YOU NUTS!!!!!!!

  • Brooke says:
    I think a good mom is a good mom, no matter how old she is.

  • Tara says:
    As long as they accept the fact that they are a mother now and actually have to look after their child instead of going out constantly then It's not different to an older woman giving birth. It's all about maturity in my eyes.

  • Tiffany says:
    I believe that they can take care of their new baby and age is only a number...

  • Ashley says:
    That they need to make sure that that is what they really want, b/c it will completely change ur life. I know it did mine.

  • Kayla says:
    I think if they are ready to take the responsability on full force more power to them!! I am a young mom and I strive everyday to not be a streo type!!

  • Brianne says:
    I dont think it matters how old you are.. if you can love and take care of your child to the best or your ability then go for it... It goes both ways... just because your 30 doesnt mean your gonna be a good mum. Being a good mum is being a good mum, age is not important.

  • Rebecca says:
    If that's what they want. I was pretty young and I don't regret it.

  • jennie says:
    i am a young mom. i don't think its wrong at all if you can support your kids emotionally & financially. i think its better to have em young.

  • Natalie says:
    i think they aren't mature enough

  • Rebecca says:
    If they aren't married yet, wait! You more than likely aren't ready yet!

  • Zawanda says:
    fine if they are mentally into.

  • Faith says:
    As a young mother (having my first at 17) I would have to say it depends on the person. Their are some young moms out their who do take good care of their children and mature very quickly.

  • Angela says:
    so sad. i wish they would only realize they have all there life. they need to leave and learn first.

  • Malissa says:
    i am a young mommy! i love it

  • Becky says:
    what's young? I think 25 and married is a good start

  • Alyssa says:
    It is what it is.

  • christin says:
    I DON'T NOW

  • Ariel says:
    Teen pregnancy? Not good in my eyes (for the parent and child). Afterwards, it all depends on the parents and how they are, and how they plan to raise their kids.

  • Sonya says:
    do'nt agree with it at all. They make brith controll for a reason so use it!! after all we have to pay for them with our taxes

  • felicia says:
    wait

  • Wendy says:
    I am one, and I find that it doesnt depend on your age it depends on how you are as a parent

  • Summer says:
    its not necessarily the age. dont have a child if youre going to give your child to your parents to take care of. they have already raised you.. they dont need to raise your kid too! grow up and take responsibility for your actions and love your child!

  • Bridgette says:
    I hope you have family to help because its not easy but its the best.

  • Mandie says:
    Each to their own

  • Ashley says:
    If you are ready for the resposibility of a little person and you are settled and happy with you life, then you are ready for a baby. One thing to always remember is no one is perfect, try your best, you will always be learning, and you don't have to be super mom.

  • Angela says:
    You should wait its not as easy as you think it is

  • Lakeysia says:
    Am a young mother and I do my job as a mum and honestly am a navy wife and me being the youngest on my street am also the most mature all the oldetr moms are nothing but drama

  • Anonymous says:
    Did your mother educate you on sex?

  • Janine says:
    im a young mum myself i think its the best way 2 b

  • Amanda says:
    They have a lot to learn. A few are surprisingly responsible but even some of them decide they missed out on being young 5 to 10 years later and they start partying then. But I believe most women don't fully get "it" till about 30. Give or take a few years.,

  • Maria says:
    as long as they are mature enough..

  • Saba says:
    its encouraging

  • LaToya says:
    If they are mature enough, I don't have a problem with it. The younger you are, I find that you tend to have more fun with them.

  • Karabeth says:
    if u are young, keep ur priority's straight, its hard for any mom nomatter how young you are you just have to remember your child/children come first.

  • tasha says:
    i am a young mother, i think that you shouldnt try to get pregnant untill about 18

  • Shannin says:
    If they are up to the challenge good for them.

  • michelle says:
    sure, just dont expect everyone to not wanna help you, its in there nature to nurter!

  • Pamela says:
    Age has nothing to do with being a good mom

  • Savady says:
    if they can take care of them, then it doesn't bother me

  • Megan says:
    If they can be mature and responsible, all the power to them.

  • Dale says:
    Age is a number, responsibility, maturity and intelligence are key.

  • Anonymous says:
    i worry they're going to burn out earlier or be more prone to selfish behavior once they're tired of the responsibility. but that's me projecting - i'm burned out and want to be selfish and i didn't have mine terribly young.

  • laura says:
    well i was so i cant realy say any thing

  • Kinzang says:
    are as caring and as careful as the others

  • nicky says:
    silly girls

  • sasha says:
    age is just a number as long as the child is well taken care of that is what matters

  • Erica says:
    I don't think that a mom should become a mother until she is ready mentally, physically, and financially. However, if she does become a mom too soon I think with support from family and friends she can do it. Because I've seen it happen first hand. It may be hard but she can get through it.

  • Jacquie says:
    I dont really like it....I wish that i couldve waited alittle bit longer, but things happen and now i have the most aewsome son :)

  • Ryam says:
    i like it..because i was like that either ^^

  • Crystal says:
    depending on how young....

  • amanda says:
    not alot as i had my first young

  • Heather says:
    not sure

  • Nikki says:
    if they can handle it and they can provide for the child I do not have a problem with it

  • Victoria says:
    some of them cannot do it. i think it is best to wait, especially til you're married.

  • Amity says:
    It is their decision

  • Maxine says:
    best to wait, I was a young mom!

  • Melanie says:
    if you can do it than do it.

  • Cheryl says:
    i was a yound mum

  • Tasha says:
    hard.. better to wait

  • Desiree says:
    Wait...live your life the way you want and wait for that special someone to have kids with so you don't cheat yourself.

  • Sarah says:
    they should not i was 18 and i so was not ready wish i had waited till i was older

  • michelle says:
    they should wait

  • Lisa says:
    I think they are in for a very long and hard life and future. I feel that their parents/guardians need to step up and talk more, be open and honest...I know I will be!

  • Jonquil says:
    I don't approve of it but I realize it's something that probably has happened since the beginning of time and probably will happen until the end of it.

  • Leighanne says:
    If you have them, actually look after them

  • rachel says:
    its not easy, i was 19, and i know now i was TOO young.

  • Sarah says:
    Teens having babies is pure nonsense

  • Mindy says:
    if you can do it then good for you, but you have to do for yourself most of the time.....so think before you do anything stupid

  • Tina says:
    wait i thought for sure i wanted one real young but enjoy having fun 1st

  • tracy says:
    i thinks good on them as long as they are responsible for their children and dont expect other people to raise them or pay for them

  • Hope says:
    Its got to be hard for them. Its hard enough for me (32)

  • Summer says:
    make sure it is wat u want since its a lot of patience and time consuming but its the best feeling in the world

  • abigail says:
    x

  • Mandy says:
    crazy but then again i did it, it all depends on where you are in life if you are 15 or 16 having kids then there is a attention issuse

  • SIVAKANTHINI says:
    Spend time with your kids

  • Kelli says:
    idk

  • Anonymous says:
    its very hard i know from experience

  • Lori says:
    I think they should wait until they are definetley ready.

  • nayuribe says:
    well, i'm ok with it as long as they have a good support system, otherwise, there are other options to consider

  • Caydie says:
    i think that it can be prevented if these schools would give out more info and teach them safe ways and some partents need to realize that they are teens growing up that it can happen so talk to them instead of ignoring the fact

  • Jennifer says:
    I was only 25 when I had my first and that is a lot younger then many of my friends. I feel fortunate to be young so I can enjoy them and keep up with them. I say go for it if you are ready.

  • Roxanne says:
    They probably won't have as much patience as an older mom.

  • tiziana says:
    they are stronger because being a teenager is hard but being a teen mum harder

  • Jayde says:
    i believe if you feel your ready, have some kind of support and it is something you want you can make it work no matter your age.

  • Kimalee says:
    Not too fond of it.

  • alicia says:
    `I think a female should wait until they are mid twenties or later. I feel a person should have some life experience.

  • Helen says:
    Depends on the person and how young. If supported by others Parents etc usually OK

  • Tasha says:
    no clue about real life yet

  • Paula says:
    don't have them unless u actually want kids & actually be able 2 take care of them

  • Pamela says:
    That's a case by case thing.

  • Ashely says:
    i don't think teens should have kids most don't want the responsability and pawn thier kids off or just don't take care of them properly i think they should loive out some of thier lives before kids

  • Donna says:
    Depends how young....teenage is not ideal, but any older is fine. It takes all kinds.

  • Marlisa Nicholas says:
    waste of youth

  • Desiree says:
    its their choice. im a young mom

  • michelle says:
    i was a young mom i guess....23!!! i think if you feel like you are ready then nobody can tell you diff. i just wanted to be married and stable, mentally, and financially

  • Laura says:
    nothing

  • rebecca says:
    none i was one

  • Samantha says:
    I think as long as you can take care of yourself and your Child then more power to you, I know i am a young mother myself and i put my kids before me. All i have to say is be a mom first. If you want to go out and party every once in awhile go for it but make sure you don't make it a habit i have seen to many young girls neglect their kids cause they want to have fun instead. But i can tell you right now Kids are the funnest things you will ever experience in your life.

  • Audrey says:
    i was young

  • Amber says:
    It takes time and patience.

  • LaBranda says:
    I think they should wait. I was a young mother and it took my childhood away from me and it was very hard. I have sacrificed alot for my kids. I wouldn't change any of it but if I knew then what I know now I would have waited.

  • Tayla says:
    i am a young mum gat pregnant at 17 had my baby a week before my 18th i see no problem with it yeah sure ive had the disaproving looks and the totally unwanted coments from strangers but at the end of the day your the only one who made the choice to have a baby young so therefore your the only one whos buisness it should be

  • Petro says:
    no- do not have kids until you are ready enough. that is usually not in your teens or under 25's I think. I was 26

  • Pooja says:
    its their personal thinking

  • sian says:
    I think you should wait till you are ready

  • jessica says:
    if thats what they want thats good but make sure you are careful if its not what you want

  • Kim says:
    I think if they are willing to grow up and become responsible, go ahead! But alot of young moms realize its more than what they think, its not just cute baby clothes, pictures and all smiles all the time. It can get rough. Especially if you are doing it alone, my husband worked off until my son was about 3.5 so I did alot mainly on my own ( I had family that helped) but when it comes down to it, hes your responsibility. Your life will revolve around that baby and your social life will pretty much disappear along with alot of your friends who dont have kids. Dont get me wrong, having kids is wonderful and I wouldn't trade it for the world. If I were giving advice, I would say, go to school, get a career, have a little fun and get established. It wil be SOOO much easier rather than hurrying and then being in a situtation thinking "now what?" Be a teenager while you can, it only happens once!! Even though Im only 25, I live my life for my family and we have fun, but dont rush it. :)

  • Jen says:
    whatever, as long as they are responsible and love that child and treat that child with respect.

  • Katherine says:
    It really depends on the maturity of each individual. Some young moms think it's all fun and games and can't wait to dress up the baby... others may be truly mentally ready to become a mother.

  • Michelle says:
    I was a young mom, I believe that girls should always wait before having children. My teen is going to be a mom in 4 months and although I am now and would always be happy for and proud of her I do wish she were older and more reday for the joys and challenges she will face.

  • Claire says:
    i have now view

  • Caroline says:
    it doesnt matter what age they are - its having the right attitude/nature

  • Jay says:
    It happens. I just hope they have a strong support system

  • priscilla says:
    not to do it until mayure

  • Meilee says:
    how young is young? in the teens, i would say avoid it, but in the 20's is the best

  • brittany says:
    i dont judge them because im a young mom myself...i would be a hypocrite if i did that

  • Stephanie says:
    I was 18 when I got pregnant with my first and 19 when I had him... I graduated at 17 and was married... I think it depends on the woman herself not age... you have to step up and know you have to be there for the child you create.

  • Alda says:
    Very good job

  • Vickey says:
    depends how young

  • Rachel says:
    depends on the woman. Some can some shouldn't

  • Dee says:
    not a good idea

  • Donna says:
    not gud have a life n then settle down, what is the rush

  • Laura says:
    It works for some but for some it doesn't

  • Jessica says:
    I am a young mom! So I totally believe there are great young moms out there and also horrible young moms....just like there are horrible older moms!

  • Isreal Jean says:
    I have no views. It doesn't matter the age just matters if you can or will do it.

  • Tanna says:
    everyone has their own story....who am I to judge

  • ASHLY says:
    well i was a young mom so if it happens u have to deal wit it day by day..but if u ask me protect urself from a second child

  • felicia says:
    wait!!!!!

  • Amber says:
    I was a few days from turning 20 and was just a grad outta high school I think that that was a bad idea. As of now kids at 14-17 even 18-21 I think that that is too young! You haven't gotten to live your life.

  • Jamie says:
    have them dont kill them

  • Rebecca says:
    fine. Some women are born to be mothers.

  • Carolyn says:
    as long as they can take care of the child I have no problem

  • Tiffany Michelle says:
    i think they should live their lives to the fullest and achieve everything they want to achieve, because after you have children it becomes at little harder and mighttake a little longer

  • Jordan says:
    take care of your own actions. you think that your ready then go for it. but its not as easy as people think.

  • Tera says:
    Depends on how young you are talking

  • gladys says:
    being a mum is such a loverly thing

  • Antoinette says:
    I was a young mom had my 1st at 16. Take responsiblity

  • Iesha says:
    I HAVE NO IDEA

  • Lindsey says:
    can't say

  • Lisa says:
    I think the child will suffer in the long run and the grandparents end up raising the kids instead of enjoying grandparenthood. Kids in the system, foster homes.

  • Amanda says:
    If they think they can handle it - that is fine. They need support and teaching as with older moms.

  • amy says:
    not much of a view

  • Crystal says:
    id rather they put there babies up for adoption if they cant raise them properly.

  • Elizabeth says:
    i think as long as you have a good support system you will be ok. but i do not want my kids to become young parents! it is not easy

  • angela says:
    its not right to see children having children but it happens so the ones who need it should be helped to make better parents

  • Christina says:
    If I Knew Then What I Knew Now, WAIT! They are precious and a blessing but you need to be old enough to take care of a child. mentally, physically, and financially

  • Amy says:
    i dont really know

  • Kirsty says:
    i was classed as a young mum....

  • Jamie says:
    I was a young mom. So I will admit it was hard but it was a good thing for me. Just because someone is a young mom it doesnt mean they are a bad mom. (there are those that have trouble but not all are bad)

  • Lauren says:
    if they are mature, in a good situation, and have income i don't see why not.

  • alison says:
    I am one, and the moment a girl accepts the fact that she will be a mom they are a changed person. I was 22 when I had my first son, and I'm a different person because of it!

  • elizabeth says:
    i wouldnt wouldnt want young ppl to have kids but if it happens hope their parents are supportive

  • k says:
    i believe that they should wait

  • Brittany says:
    I think maturity has more to do with it than age. High school children are not mature enough to be having babies. This does NOT mean they should have abortions, but they should stop sleeping around.

  • Kayliecia says:
    Fine do it! As long as you can do it and back yourself up.

  • Lora says:
    If they are stable themselves and have the resourses then that's all well and good.

  • dana says:
    If your not mature enough.. being a parent will do the trick.

  • cheryl says:
    They don't have the money and patience and how much of their lives they have to give up.

  • Mandy says:
    Every situation is different. I cannot say anything about something I know nothing about.

  • Margaret says:
    If they understand what a huge responsibility they are undertaking and are willing to work with it, I think they'll do fine. But that's a big if!

  • Melanie says:
    fine

  • Melissa says:
    Wait.

  • Kimberly says:
    Wait. I had mine at what I considered and early age. 21 & 22. I know I have missed out on a lot.

  • Barbara says:
    it is very hard

  • Rae says:
    I was a teenage mother, it can be done. Especially with a lot of family support.

  • Ann says:
    there should less waited till there get out of school and got a job and can afford them babies..

  • Karen says:
    i dont think they realize how hard life is alone. and the struggle it is gonna be in the future

  • charlotte says:
    It is hard, I know I was one. My son was born when I was 16

  • PEGGY says:
    not sure

  • june says:
    I did it i 15 and it was hard, I would say just wait

  • Valerie says:
    I don't know honestly. I had my kids young. I mean heck, I'm only 24 with 4 of them. The thing is, I now know how hard it is, and how much of a struggle it is all the time. No matter how prepared you think you are, you just never can be. It's a lot of work and it makes me worried to think about all these girls having to go through all this grown up stuff when they're not really grown ups yet, and frankly, why should they want to be? If I knew then, what I know now, I would've waited...

  • Desiree says:
    thst they can be great ir stupid

  • Christine says:
    depends on how young, but I think they should wait till they aren't a child themselves

  • kirstie says:
    i think its up to the person but i would wate till could look after a baby in every way first

  • Jenna says:
    Should not have had any!!

  • Lisa says:
    Define young. I think it's your own choice.

  • michelle says:
    Nuthin

  • Rebecca says:
    im a young mama and proud of it

  • Aletta says:
    It really depends on the person

  • Shannon says:
    lol keep your legs shut if your under 18

  • Christa says:
    how young are we talking?

  • ANNA says:
    u really dont want to kno!!!!

  • Rene' says:
    Depends on how young. This is a really hard job. Too young and you arent mature enough to deny yourself he way it takes, too old and you dont have the energy to deny yourself the way it takes.

  • Caroline says:
    Not my problem.

  • michelle says:
    they don't need to be moms so early in life

  • Jennifer says:
    they are great

  • Lynnette says:
    depens how old they r

  • Laura says:
    they should wait.

  • katie says:
    ok just not to young

  • Nicole says:
    It's ine as long as the kids are loved and have what they need

  • Aisling says:
    Its hard but u will get through it esp if you have a good family and friends to support you.

  • Karie says:
    it just shouldnt happen there are more than two options you can keep the baby your can abort (WHICH IM 100% AGAINST) and ADOPTION!!!!! Yea look it up little girls adoption is a real thing and a great thing I know first hand!

  • charlotte says:
    i am a young mum i like it too

  • Holly says:
    as long as they are able to care for the child(ren) then I'm not going to judge

  • Elizabeth says:
    if there ready and/or have support what more cab one say

  • Kayla says:
    if u lay down and make the child then u need to stand up and raise it

  • Aneta says:
    WAIT.

  • Sarah says:
    well being a young mum myself i understand young mums. my daughter is the result of abuse but i love her and most young mums (whatever the circumstances) feel the same.

  • Shelz says:
    rather them have them and actually give it ago, not give them to family all the time... actually TRY! It was their choice/mistake to get pregnant live with it.

  • Amy-Lee says:
    i was a young mum at 21. My sister just had her first at 18. i thinkits an individual thing. if you have a gd support system to help you along then you are very lucky. I completely disagree with yound girls who go out and get pregnant to get benifits and or to keep there bf. Sad thing is i knw it happens alot. But generaly young mums are just as capable of being great mums as anyone else. i dnt think motherhood should ever be aged defined

  • Sammy says:
    depends on the mom

  • Ariana says:
    Young mothers are just as capable as any other woman as some may not have the life experiences It doesn't matter as long as the commitment is made and the determination is there young or old woman are capabale of greatness

  • Nosiphelo says:
    Young as in teenager?.....At 27 I still feel that I wasn't entirely ready now imagine a 14 year old???

  • Samantha says:
    DONT

  • Tigra says:
    THINK ABOUT IT FIRST, AND BE PREPARED.

  • kelsey says:
    WOOT FOR TEEN MOMS who actually care and are ready to raise a child. if you cant raise it and you dont want it please dnt get an abortion there are plenty of people who would love to adopot

  • Victoria says:
    it happens, I was one of them. I just try to encourage them to wait.

  • Danielle says:
    i believe that it is better to wait to enable you to experience the world first because from my personal experience with a family member, young mums can sometimes be more caught up with wanting to be young that they don't fully appreciate the gift they have been given.

  • Larisa says:
    it is going to be hard

  • Anonymous says:
    Should experience life first

  • Amanda says:
    i am a young mom..married with two kids...so far :) i think its just fine as long as the mom takes responsiblity for the children instead of dumping them off somewhere all the time...i know a lot of young moms and they are doing great and the kids to.

  • Sjahrne says:
    If you can take responsibility and look after that baby properly than by all means. But only from experience its way better to have children when you have lived ur life and settled down. Got a home complete and a great partner who you know will be with you all the way.

  • antonia says:
    i would wait because its tough, alot of dedication,time,effort,strength and wisdom is needed when it comes to having children, and you should wait to be financially stable, and done with your education

  • miah says:
    fine with it i am a young mum my self

  • Monique says:
    Depends on how young, but i think if there good to there children, love them, feed them, care for them, thats all that really matters.

  • Danielle says:
    i am a young mum i don't think age has any bearing on if your a good parent

  • Leeann says:
    There needs to be more education, they think life of a mother is so fun and easy when it isn't.

  • Michelle says:
    I guess it just depends on how young they are. I never wanted to be the 35 yr old mum just starting my family. I'm happy to be almost 30 & my son is half grown.

  • Clare says:
    I Was Only 16 So Cant Say Much

  • Suset says:
    Age is only a number. Maturity comes in all ages.

  • fiona says:
    wait till u find a right man to settle down with.dont get pregnant young wait till 25/26

  • Becci says:
    if it is planned and there in a happy stable relationship n they think there ready why not

  • Truus says:
    get one at a time not every year one

  • Marie-Lynette says:
    Not a problem if they are married and ready to have children

  • Bobbieann says:
    dont untill you are really ready because that child needs your attention 24/7

  • Rachel says:
    If they are mature and in a stable, long-term relationship and have family/friends to support you then it might work but I believe you shold be married first.

  • Sharisa says:
    It can work if they are mature enough, I had mine at 15, I rasied her myself and I'm a great mom. But unlike a lot of young moms I took my responsibility very serious from the very beginning.

  • Elizabeth says:
    To each her own

  • stacey says:
    i am one and i support those who are!!! i think that i would never change what happened and love my kids but at the same time i really wished i would of waited till i was a lil bit older and i think most young parents say the same thing

  • Jessica says:
    dont have views if they are willing to look after the child then good for them

  • Faith says:
    How young?

  • Caron says:
    I did it & survived. but the second time round & being older has been a much better experience.

  • april says:
    they should wait

  • Maura says:
    Some people mature earlier than others, it is hard to say, some young mothers are great where others have no idea what they are doing....

  • Amanda says:
    I was that young mom once and I feel for them, I truly do!!

  • Tonya says:
    It is hard on them I am sure but if they keep a good head on their shoulders they can accomplish a lot.

  • wilna says:
    they should wait till they know they got the right man to look after them and their kids and sould enjoy life before having kids u could still have fun wile having kids but not like when ur young

  • Laura says:
    I don't think it's a good idea to become a young mum but for those who do i applaude those who are determined to put what they want aside and give their children the best they can give.

  • Leanne says:
    fine if they can cope

  • Helena says:
    teens not good wasteing their teens i think

  • sarah says:
    Age is irrelavant maturity and security is what is important

  • Kelina says:
    Depends on what you mean by young mums. I'm a young mum. I'm only 21 with 2 kids. Irresponsible teens are idiots. responsible teens who are good moms have chosen a hard but incredibly rewarding path. And young women who have babies, can pretty much be grouped into those same categories. Age has nothing to do with it.

  • Erika says:
    I think the more mature you are the better

  • Sharlene says:
    i think if theyre mature enough and can cope with giving up being young than its fine! i had my daughter at 19 and dont regret it one bit!

  • Chandi says:
    Any un-prevented pregnancy is a planned pregnancy. kids now a days know what will happen when you have unprotected sex. you reap what you sow, so take care of you're kids.

  • Tanya says:
    f that happen think there reason

  • vanessa says:
    Live life then have them

  • mickey says:
    these days its children raising children they have it too easy from when i had my kids

  • cristina says:
    their choice

  • brenda says:
    makes me sad,they have made this choice and now have to live with the consequences.

  • purvi says:
    get the space so you can raise your child the way you want it.

  • Donna says:
    each to their own

  • Joanne says:
    Sometimes I think it's better. Younger people seems to analyse it less and worry if they can do it..., but then ignorance can be bliss.

  • Kathleen says:
    I was one, its alot of work but you can handle it if you have a good support system

  • jenny says:
    Don't think they should but is their decision. is also depend how mature they are.

  • Nesa says:
    As long as they will step up and take responsibility for the child and take care of them i have no problem with it. I got preg at 16 and have become a wonderful mom

  • susan says:
    lot lot lot love

  • Brenda says:
    I don't think that kids should be having kids....but it happens all the time

  • rochelle says:
    kids shouldnt have kids

  • Straw says:
    i think they should not children are stress financially

  • Carol says:
    No view, individual choice

  • Casey says:
    awesome best mothers out there

  • Elisha says:
    i think its up to the individual but how young is young i would kill my daughters if they got preggers at like 16 or something but 20 is fine with me aslong as they hav found someone they think they will spend their lives with

  • Tisa says:
    no problem as long as they are responsible and loving.

  • Harliah says:
    Spend more time with their children

  • Nelly says:
    I think for certain ages, its too early, like 16 years old, they should enjoy their lives, because life is too short, and also babies need alot of attention, and when you're young sometimes they don't have that, because they want to have fun

  • Natalie says:
    Depends on how young... If they're between 16 and 18 - I think it's okay, as long as they can provide for the children. If they are under 16, I don't think it's okay cause they are still kids.

  • Laura says:
    Not sure if it is right or wrong. But as long as they take proper care of their kids and themselves.

  • Vera says:
    Go for it! If you are ready, no one should be stopping you. HOWEVER if you are immature and financially unstable I would suggest waited a bit more

  • Courtney says:
    Being a young mom myself, i think it's ok as long as you're not depending on your own parents. I think you need to be mature enough to take care of yourself before taking on the responsibility of being a parent.

  • Deata says:
    I think they have to understand that they are no longer number one, they have to put their childrens needs first. I was 23 years old when I had my daughter and I thought I was young.

  • Raechel says:
    It's fine as long as they take the responsibility they have chosen!!!

  • Loni says:
    babies having babies!!!!

  • Jemma says:
    I am a young mum with a child, its peoples views that put a bad name to young mums not the young mums themselves (there are a few to the exception though)

  • Wynter says:
    Since I was a young mother, I can say with out a doubt that it's best to wait till you are emotionally, physically, and financially ready for a child.

  • Janese says:
    People should have children in between the ages of 25 and 40, because you have the energy and the drive to be an active par of your child's life. By then, you should also have a career set up and a home.

  • Helen says:
    It is a lot of responsibility. I think they should understand that before they take the steps to becoming parents.

  • kagisho says:
    as long as they're over 21 and have finished school' and can provide financial and afford daycare, not dumping the child with relatives, when they work; i think it's fine; i know it's tough but i survived it

  • Sarah says:
    that's fine as long as they can love and support their child

  • Jayne-Marie says:
    it shouldn't happen

  • Neesa says:
    i am one

  • Charlotte says:
    I think it doesnt matter what age you are, as long as you can take responsibility for your child, provide for them, and except the fact that when you have a child you have to give some things up and make certain changes, and you always put your child interest and needs first.

  • Stella says:
    I think personally it is good as long as they are willing to listen to advice sometimes and not think that people are looking at their every move or that they don`t know what they are doing.I am 42 and it was so taxing on my body having my last child and it has been almost two years to get my body to feel normal again.There is less danger for a young mum.

  • Jessica says:
    if u can handle u can, if not then u better make a decision on what ur gonna do!

  • kristen says:
    I was a young mum at 19 and i think 17 - 20 is a perfect age to begin having children as when your kids are older they generally feel they can relate to you more as there isnt a huge age gap.

  • Cheryl says:
    I think you need a committed partner first of all and parenthood should be a choice not an afterthought. It helps to have some financial means and a long term plan for your future. If you have never thought about these things, wait a while. If you can't even drive a sick baby to the doctor, wait a while. You need support from many and a kid is not always fun and they are not cheap. The baby's well being should be the main focus of your life.

  • beckie says:
    i was 19 when i had my son plenty of ppl have babies younger but for me personally it was hard at 19 i could not imagine having a baby at 14 15 or 16 i would not of had the sense to do a good job and i was quite a smart kid

  • amanda says:
    i was a young mum and i work hard i work i study and look after my child on a friday and saturday night :)

  • Elisha says:
    As long as the child is taken care of and the Mom is happy. Things just happen.

  • Justine says:
    against

  • Kerin says:
    Some young mums perfect fit others hopeless. But that comes with older mums too. Its just a personal thing. I couldnt imagine abandoning my children ever, or robbing a bank with them either. Motherhood just happens its a natural progression. Well it was for me, n most of the mums i know,

  • Anonymous says:
    I think that unmarried anyone shouldn't be doing things that lead to pregnancy but if you do end up with the blessing of a child and can find a way to raise that child then you absolutely should love them and raise them... for thousands of years child bearing age was around 16!! So its really not anything new!

  • Stephanie says:
    Each to their own..whos to say they will find it any easier or harder than someone older.

  • Sharifah says:
    I think whatever age you choose to be one, you should equip yourself with knowledge on marriage, family, parenting, finances.

  • Deborah says:
    depends on the age... Teenagers shouldn't, if they're sexually active they should be honest with their parents and take the proper precautions.

  • Celine says:
    I Think it's really up to Them self. If they are ready and muture i can't see a problem

  • Jessie says:
    If you are old/mature enough to live on your own comfortably, you are ready for a child.

  • Clare says:
    Each to their own, I've seen some young mums do a bette job than more mature ones!

  • Mandi says:
    GO FOR IT! I did, and I'm happier than ever.

  • Deanna says:
    some times it's better to wait, but some people are never ready.

  • Tracey says:
    Depends how young

  • Hana-Lily says:
    i think age is just a number, along as your a loving responsible mum it doesn't matter how old you are!

  • ashley says:
    I feel sorry for them Bc its a lot of responsibly.

  • yvonne says:
    it's ok

  • Brittney says:
    if they can provide for them

  • Kristin says:
    Go for it..it's easier while you're young!

  • Jessica says:
    not ready for the responsibility

  • shani says:
    its ok as long as they really want those kids they are having and can take good care of them.

  • Kanan says:
    Great

  • Laura says:
    I think if you're stable...do it

  • natalie says:
    Depends on young I'm sorry I feel there's enough contraception out there so teenagers don't need to have babies they should be out learning and enjoying life

  • rebecca says:
    as long as when you make the choice to not protect or to get pregnant that you accept the responsibility that goes with it and realize that your social life is no longer as important as your child

  • jessi says:
    nothing bad

  • Sarah says:
    if they look after them properly then so be it

  • Tiffany says:
    I was a young mum and everything changes and your raped dry of your childhood but at the same time your able to grow with your child and your still young when they graduate(hopefully)