Quoting Mara:“ we all know BG is a crazy place full of intelligent women (and a select few males) who, for the most ... [snip!] ... w/ knowledge and examples of what good parents do -- in every sort of situation, the better off the next generation will be.”
so i agree with you on most of your points.
but id like to point out that not all teenage mothers or soon to be mothers are immature, ignorant and uneducated.
im pregnant, and eighteen, which still makes me a teenager. i became pregnant when i was seventeen last year and i ended up losing that baby. but because i did however, get pregnant then, i grew up alot. and now with this baby, it only stresses how much my life is going to change.
im making big changes and not just thinking about whats going to happen tomorrow, im now forced to look weeks, months, and years into the future and plan everything so my baby can have a great life.
so id like to not be catagorized with the pregnant teenagers who are still out staying out all night and going to parties and who have dropped out of school with no educational plans in the future, or any of those women.
but the women who are older then us, and who are vastly more mature, really need to understand also. when youre so young, and there are younger ones then me, and youre in this situation, you really just need support and understanding. teenagers are scared and the ones who have heads on their shoulders are aware of how much they have to change and the things they need to accomplish before their baby gets here. its not easy, and even being 18, im still scared. but i know i need to do what i have to and get things done and not worry about things that dont matter. i have a baby to live for now and i cant just think about myself anymore.
i just wanted to clear things up, because not all teenagers are what some of them make us look like we are. some of us are very mature and are ready to be good mothers, whether we were put in this position by choice or it just happened. alot of us are willing to grow up and i just want to say something for those of us who are.