So my better half was on Facebook this morning and came across yet another person who feels the need to generalise and stereotype young parents. This particular girl clearly watches far too much Jeremy Kyle and has started to believe that everyone is really like that.

Now I know I’m young to become a mum. I’m still only nineteen. But I would like to clear something up before too many people hear all the bad stories of young mothers and judge me too. I am not living on benefits. I have lived with my fiance before getting pregnant. We have set a date to marry next year because we love each other, not because we have a baby. We both have good jobs, work hard and don’t get anything given to us for free. We love our child, want the best for him and promise to raise him the best we can.

I wish that my age wouldn’t group me in with those who don’t have a clue. And anyway, a young, single parent can be a good mum or dad too. It’s the person that counts. I will never again judge someone on their circumstances until I know them.

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  1. I’m with ya! I’m 18 with two. We also were living together before I got pregnant, I am doing so much better than my parents ever dreamed of doing, we are also getting married next year out of love not parenting and we recently just bought 2 acres and are starting building soon! I am graduating high school with my diploma and a two year college degree then head straight for nursing school!
    Hey, more power to us to be the exceptions not the rule :) it is very possible to do well with kids, regardless of age. Its just a matter of the maturity to do so! Feel free to email me whenever, I could use some mama friends!

    • I’m so happy to hear you are doing so well, and that you have two children who are obviously going to benefit greatly from having you as a mother! I agree it is a matter of maturity, and it’s a sad fact that people just assume certain things. I can tell by your comment that you are obviously far more mature than many older parents, far more capable of raising children well, and far more grounded than most. Thank you so much for commenting, I’ll definitely be in touch. xxx

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