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so because im a teen mom it makes me a bad mom ?

im 15 i have a four month old i get support from the government WIC MEDIC ADE DAYCARE ASSISTANCE it just seems form so of the Q&A i have seen that's the impression i get so from one of the answers i read it would make me a better person if i got an abortion and i have proper day care i go to school and am with the BD i support my child and so does BD and i was never involved with after school stuff any way

Asked By: im dead - 1/2/2009
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dont listen to what people say. Yes you shouldn't have been having sex and yes you should have been protecting yourself (and maybe you were) but so lots of people make those mistakes but not everyone comes out with a baby, either they are lucky or they get an abortion... More
Answered By: aljea - 1/3/2009
Additional Answers (25)
no it doesnt make me a you a bad mom it makes you look bad because your so young. but just ignore what people say and take care of your baby
Answered By: Daphny D - 1/2/2009
 
no just a young mom
Answered By: hlllo - 1/2/2009
 
as long as your going to school or working i don't see a problem the porblem i have is people who just sit on their butts getting this stuff
Answered By: Paul B - 1/2/2009
 
no people just want to be ignorant. seriously i had my child at 19 and less than a year later my uncles gf had hers and she is 36 and personally i am way better a mother than her. age makes no difference of what type of parent you are.
Answered By: Krystal K - 1/2/2009
 
I don't think that means your a bad mom... More
Answered By: Caseyface - 1/2/2009
 
I don't think just your age alone makes you a bad mom,if YOU (not someone else) give your child what they need(a home, food,ETC) and give them love and attention then I would say you are doing a pretty good job.
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Answered By: Victory - 1/2/2009
 
no but you should have waited a little longer to have a baby. its better if you are older cuz then you will have a job and can support a family.
Answered By: Ashlyn W - 1/2/2009
 
irresponsible sex is wrong, but that doesn't mean you are a bad mom
Answered By: IWIU - 1/2/2009
 
It doesn't make you a bad mom. It depends on how well you are raising your child. You are awfully young to provide proper child care considering you should still be in high school, and being a teenager, are most likely involved in outside activities like clubs and dating and such. I just hope you realize that being... More
Answered By: amazing♥ - 1/2/2009
 
Don't think that ever.
Answered By: ghost - 1/2/2009
 
As long as you're not sitting around letting these assistance agencies take care of you when you're of age. You would only be a bad mom if you didn't finish school and get more education or start working by setting a poor example for your kid.
Answered By: JC - 1/2/2009
 
It doesn't make you a bad mom. I think some people have issues with the fact they work so hard to provide for their family and others are handed money for nothing... and that's fair enough. There's also the stigma attached to teenage sex and pregnancy... another reason you may get that impression. It doesn't really... More
Answered By: dreams87 - 1/2/2009
 
Not at all. It depends on how you raise your child and how you treat your child. Most importantly, this all depends on how you love your child. When you love your child, there are sacrifices that you will make for your child. I don't think age has anything to do with it. It's more about how responsible you are.
Answered By: Wifey - 1/2/2009
 
no it doesnt...on the contrary....alot of teenagers just abort or give the baby away n thats something u didnt do u r trying 2 take resposability 4 ur actions n i think that is something people should admire=]
Answered By: gaby - 1/2/2009
 
That doesn't neccessarily make you a bad mom... More
Answered By: Anna S - 1/2/2009
 
It just means your life will be more challenged than an older woman's would be and you have deprived yourself of experiencing many things that teenagers should be enjoying. You need a good support system and help making major decisions about raising your baby. I hope you have that in place. Babies are a blessing... More
Answered By: amazingly intelligent - 1/2/2009
 
Being a teen mom DOES NOT make you a bad mom. My mom was 15 when she had my eldest brother, 18 when she had my next brother, 20 when she had me, and 23 when she had my sister..so yes..4 kids by the time she was 23!! Yes things were hard for a while..we were on welfare and all that for a while cuz we had a dead beat dad... More
Answered By: Amanda W - 1/2/2009
 
not all teen moms are bad moms but alot do have a hard time coping with the responsibility. In my opinion if you love your child do your absolute best to care for your child and do right by that child it doesn't matter how old you are. I was 19 when I had my first, I now have three, and even at 19 it was hard for me to... More
Answered By: jen - 1/2/2009
 
get a job your not taking care of your kid if your getting WIC Medicaid and other assistance that means IM PAYIN for your kid your a drain on society and should be fixed
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Answered By: slycye99 - 1/2/2009
 
It certainly doesn't make you a bad parent just because you are a little young. I don't know the circumstances under which you got pregnant, but either you made a mistake and had sex or you didn't do it willingly and you ended up pregnant. Either way, you did a wonderful thing by keeping your baby, and even though... More
Answered By: whinie_p - 1/2/2009
 
It doesn't make you a bad mom, but it doesn't make you the best mom either. Your child is put at a disadvantage when you can't provide him with financial stability as well as an emotional one. Prove to those you think see you as unfit by doing all you can to better your situation.
Answered By: elizabeth_ashley44 - 1/2/2009
 
No. A bad mom is a bad mom. No matter the age. Your age does not determine the care your child receives. Your determination to being the best you can be does. Getting help? Shoot, if you are able, get it, get on your feet, get off the help and get on with a fabulous life with your child. Best of luck!
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Answered By: Dana C - 1/2/2009
 
are people saying your a bad mom for having a baby as a teen or a bad mom because your dependent on federal assistance to take care of you childs basic needs? I mean do you get food stamps too? I'm not trying to be mean but just wondering. I don't think either has anything to do with being a quality parent emotionally... More
Answered By: CeCe - 1/2/2009
 
Of course it does not make you a bad mom. Stay in school, do it for yourself and your baby.
Answered By: Dayle - 1/2/2009
 
it shows that you used bad judgment with your body but your parenting skills are not in question. what you do from here on out is the deciding factor for your child. work hard to get your education so you wont have to live off the taxpayers once you turn 18 and show your son what a strong woman can really do.
Answered By: boomer s - 1/2/2009
 
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