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Why does everyone associate bad parents with teen parents?

If you are a teen who is 18 years old, living on your own and providing for yourself, then why are you always going to be seen as an unfit parent by those adults who talk down to you. A woman told me i had no business keeping my son that i am pregnant with, simply because of my age (which is 18) but she hasn't considered that i have a job & home of my own. w*f? No one has a right to judge you for your mistakes, because everyone has made mistakes, but because one parent is older, it makes them more fit no matter what their financial situation is? thats unfair. what do you think?

Asked By: - 12/21/2011
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People simply feel the need to judge... More
Answered By: M - 12/21/2011
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it is unfair. i was 19 when i had my son. and i was (still am) married, living on my own, had my own house, my husband had a great job and we are the ones raising our son...not anyone else. i have been with my husband since i was 15, almost 16. but i still had people tell me i was too young, that i wasnt mature enough... More
Answered By: ~Aiden's~Mama~06/23/2010~ - 12/21/2011
 
Many people see teens that are pregnant and think "oh, they must be a screw up". It's called the fundamental attribution error. This means that people attribute your behavior or observations they make about you to your personality not your circumstances. So, they see you as an irresponsible teenager that messed up her... More
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Answered By: Amy Knox - 12/21/2011
 
People are going judge no matter how good your doing with ur child just keep up the good work with ur child people who judge are not god so don't let it get to the next person with a rude comment to you just smile it will hurt them more then words I hate when people try to knock me as a parent I'm 23 and still get the... More
Answered By: Ana Lomeli - 12/21/2011
 
'Everyone' doesn't associate bad parents with teen parents... More
Answered By: Yarr - 12/21/2011
 
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