Teen Pregnancy on the Trya Banks show.

Silvia - posted on 11/12/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I watched Tyra the other day and wondered am I the only one who thinks it it absolutely INSANE, for these 12-16 year olds who wanted to get pregnant, and some who were even trying?! The reasons at BEST were because "I love babies, babies are cute." OMG!! I was a teen mother and am 21 now, my daughter is 2. I really wanted to know everyone elses opinion about this because it really drives me nuts that these girls think that the guy will stay with them and it will be so easy to raise a kid. I'm really thinking about starting an advocacy group to help stop teen pregnancy. Aso, does anyone know how to do that?



-- I am in no way saying that teen mothers are bad mothers and such, that makes me just as upset, but honestly, I would have waited to have my daughter, at least a couple of years. These girls are so childish in saying some of the things they said. Maybe you can youtube it and see for yourself.



My daughter is a gift, but if I would never ever tell a 13-14 year old that it would be okay for them to get pregnant. And half these girls on this show thought they would just live in their parents' houses and collect welfare! I'm sad that Tyra didn't actually bring teen mother's onto the show who had already had their kids and talk to those little lunatics!



Anywho, just wondering what others thought, not really a question!



Muchos thanks.

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Tine - posted on 01/26/2011

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That is a hugely irresponsible thing to promote (but Tyra Banks strikes me as a nasty stupid person so hardly surprising).
However, I spent years working with abused and abandoned 'high risk' adolescents, and most of the girls wanted to have a baby. It's simple. A baby is someone who will love you, who has to love you and stay with you, no matter what.

Simple reasons are usually the hardest to argue with.

Of course the realities of having a child catch up with those who are successful and they sometimes find that it's not as they imagined, and often that's how generational perpetuity works. But don't judge these kids until you've walked a mile in their shoes, as the old saying goes...!

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Nicole - posted on 01/26/2011

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I wanted a baby when I was that age too but I would not have been ready to raise one.

I've also noticed people calling women who have children in their late teens teen mothers. I would never consider a 19 year getting pregnant a teen mother. I would consider an 18, 19 or 20 year old a grown woman, even though I know that technically the 18 and 19 year old are in their teens.

I got pregnant at 19, and had my first child when I was 20. I was married and didn't consider myself a teen mother. I just thought I was a woman starting a family.

Carolee - posted on 11/12/2009

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If you can think of a way to start the teen advocacy group, let me know! I had my son at 25, but I used to be one of those girls. I would definately help if I knew how I could.

Amanda - posted on 11/12/2009

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its a sad thing when people think like that. I had my daughter at 17 and worked for a family planning program where I went to schools and talked about the difficulties of being a teen parent it was an amazing experience for me and while I was working as part of this program the areas teen pregnancy rate did drop by 13 %. These girls need a wake up call. I once had a student ask me what the best part of being a teen parent was my answer was "well I'll never be alone again, I'll never go to the bathroom alone or take a shower alone or anything else you take for granted" I love love love my daughter but I missed out on so much these kids need to enjoy being kids and save the parenting for later.

Kristy - posted on 11/12/2009

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I hate these girls they have no fucking idea what real life it about i was 19 when my husband and i had our 1st miscarriage for a baby we wanted, 20 with my second miscarriage, 21 with my 3rd miscarriage, 23 with my 4th miscarriage a healthy baby boy at 24 , 25 with a forced abortion due to birth defects, 26 with my 5th miscarriage (and 7th pregnancy) now at 26 and 6 months after my last miscarriage i'm 13 weeks and 2 days pregnant.



These kids think it is so easy to go out and have a baby than get paid welfare until their child starts school or just have another one and never have to work.



These girls need to spend some time in an IVF clinic to be made aware having a baby is hard work and that these cute babies they are just having to get a "new doll" to play with hurt a lot of couples who have to walk down the street and see them still smoking drinking and not giving two shits about the baby in their bellies and their mothers could do with a fair clip over the ear for supporting their decision



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Courtney - posted on 11/12/2009

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i watched that too! i was shaking my head the whole time.. wtf are these girls thinking? i woulda thought tyra would have had some teen moms on the show, telling these lil hoodlums to chill out and wait it out! like my mom used to say,, " put a quarter in between your knees and never let it fall!" ( keep ur legs closed)!!!

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