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Teen mom Rant

Updated on December 1, 2012

My new weekly Rant

Okay so I've decided I'm going to post a weekly rant on here. I understand some people will strongly disagree with my opinions and that's okay, I'm up for discussion! So, this weeks rant is going to be about teen moms.

Hmm, where to start? Well first off I think these girls are so irresponsible. Keep in mind while reading this I know there are the exceptions, I'm speaking for a large majority. These girls get pregnant while in High School, drop out, and stay living at home with mommy and daddy, where mommy and daddy raise said baby. Not to mention most of the "dads" of these babies don't stick around because they are too immature, so the teen mother is left alone with this child when she's still a child herself, never a good thing!

Lets not forget the reality show "Teen Mom" on MTV. This show is bad for viewers on so many levels. They make it seem like it's shown to make awareness to teen girls how hard it is, but in reality they are driving these teens to want to get pregnant!! It's like a competition now to get knocked up. Also, these starred teen moms continue to keep getting pregnant in order to get back on the show, popping these babies out is making them famous and raking in the cash.

Teen moms feel the need to be put on a pedestal. The ones that do actually take care of their children feel like they should be acknowledged and rewarded. Why? It's not an achievement, it's called raising your child. The normal, responsible thing to do. So no I'm not going to praise them for it. They were irresponsible, so now pay the consequences. I'm a mother myself to a 16 month old and I know how hard it is raising a little one, it's not easy by any means. I'm happily engaged to the father, but even with both of us it can still be hard. I'm going to school, and work full time and raising a family at the same time, talk about difficult.

Anyways, I guess this rant was about how irritated I get when teen moms think they are better than everyone else if they take care of their baby and not have an abortion or adoption, when in all reality it's called being a responsible person, they just decided to do it early.

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      JNedele 4 years ago from Culp Creek, OR

      Trish... I can honestly say, I understand somewhat where you are coming from. I used to work in a hospital, and a fourteen year old came in with her one year old child, and she was pregnant again. Her Mother, who drove her there, was fussing over all of them, but the language coming from that fourteen year-old to her mother was atrocious. The girl asked me what I was staring at (because I was unbelievable at that the spectacle she was showing) and told me that it didn't matter, I can stare all I want because she intends to stay pregnant because the state will take care of all her needs.

      At the same time, I also know some teen parents, couple and single, that have made mistakes, and are doing their best to take their responsibilities with their children very seriously. They are just trying to live in this very cruel society the best they can. These teens are constantly seeking advice from others to raise their children. When they do something that seems to be working; they are proud of themselves. Perhaps they are looking for approval, or seeking even more knowledge from others to expound on what they are already doing. I personally applaud these young people. It takes and shows a lot of strength, and endurance to accept these responsibilities.

      Do I encourage teenagers having children? No.... but life DOES happen, and everyone must face that fact. Should a child come into this world prematurely or planned, it doesn't matter whose to blame anymore because the child is already here. Now, all that matters is rearing the child responsibly; with love and care. This is all my opinion, of course.

      Julie

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      Trish89 4 years ago

      Well said! That is exactly how I feel.

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      MarvelTomboy 4 years ago

      I used to watch the show and to be honest, I have seen more and more teens and people younger than me (about 20 to 21) having kids when they still live at home. Most of these people were ones I grew up with.

      I remember watching an episode of Teen Mom with my sister and my sister was saying how much she liked it because of how the show was illustrating how "hard it is to be a teen mom, it's not a fantasy" kind of thing and admitted some of the things I would be embarrassed of. Needless to say, this show is horrible and just proves that some girls may be getting pregnant on purpose just to get on the show. It's like another version of the Pregnancy Pact, but without the pact portion of it.

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      Trish89 4 years ago

      Thanks for the input MarvelTomboy, I can't agree more!! It's quite sad to see shows like this on television and how popular they have become.

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      Agatha 2 years ago

      These pieces really set a standard in the intrudsy.

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      Janessa 2 years ago

      Thanks for spending time on the computer (wniritg) so others don't have to.

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