No, it's not the worst thing happening in the world today. People are dying all over the world from disease, malnutrition, and war. I personally think suffering and death is far more horrific than procreation outside societal norms concerning age appropriate behavior. It is regrettable when people have children before they are emotionally or financially able to support them, but those criteria are not necessarily restricted by age. As marron-cream also said, I know some great 18-22 year old moms and some truly horrific 35-40 year old moms, and vice versa.
Originally posted by pullmyfinger.com The WORST thing happening in this world today is teenage pregnancy.
Love for the child, perhaps? Lots of kids grow up just fine in single-parent and other non-traditional households.
Originally posted by pullmyfinger.com
why would someone want to bring a child into the world if the kid will not have a proper mother/father relationship?
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09-07-2001 02:26 PM
I was wondering that too, but not having any myself it wouldn't be right for me to ask
Originally posted by splbound pullmyfinger....
Question....How many children do you have?
You seem to be such an authority on child rearing, i'm curious as to where you obtained your vast knowledge on the subject.
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