Quoting Landon's Mommy☮:" I agree! My child was a push for me to do good and get into a good college. I have a friend (or ex-friend) ... [snip!] ... went and got pregnant again too) that she doesn't need to "waste" her time in school. I don't really bother with her anymore..."
Quoting A❤T=P[Baking]:" She was speaking from experience, you don't even have a child yet...It does stop a lot of teens from finishing."i don't have a child yet but I did go through a pregnancy my sophomore year of highschool & a very painful miscarriage along with being disowned by family for being pregnant at that point in my life & quitting was one of the options I was considering at the time so that i would have a chance at a job & taking care of my child. I never said it didn't stop teens from finishing either, just that my mother herself quit only because she found out she was pregnant
Quoting luctor et emergo ( L ) d&:" I have cut many 'friends' from my life because of this. We work to hard to get here. I can't stand people who use assistance as a career option! "
Quoting luctor et emergo ( L ) d&:" I truly believe it only stops them if they allow it too."
Quoting Landon's Mommy☮:" Me too! It drives me nuts. I worked my ass off to get my honors diploma and I'm working my ass off to ... [snip!] ... have our degrees and all but it annoys me how they take advantage of the assistance. Sorry, your rant made me wana rant!! Lol"
Quoting luctor et emergo ( L ) d&:" Oh my god! Yes, although I feel it is a kick in that face to see them currently with all these 'luxury's' ... [snip!] ... 2 more children, collecting disability, his girl friend works and is collecting assistance. it drives me up the wall !"
Quoting 1st1ontheway:" OP are you referring to high school or college?"
Quoting LolaMcKitten:" Not everyone had the resources to help them go to school if they are a single mother. I was incredibly ... [snip!] ... at McDonalds as long as she had a paycheck. Whats sad is her mother was totally willing to help her, but she just refused. "
Quoting luctor et emergo ( L ) d&:" I was referring to high school, but College fits in too."
Quoting 1st1ontheway:" Oh okay I was just wondering. I dont agree with people using having a child as an excuse to not finish ... [snip!] ... personal choice though and has nothing to do with LO. I am 100% retired from working and will only be a SAHM from here on out."
Quoting A❤T=P[Baking]:" serious question, what will you do if your SO leaves you or dies/becomes disabled? you have little to no resources to fall back on."