Britains Youngest Couple GAVE BIRTH Today.

 

Babies

It is noted that a 12-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy have recently made headlines around the world as they became parents. Can you imagine becoming parents when you are already a child yourself?

Today. the 12 year old girl and 13 year old boy welcomed a 7 lb little girl and have sent social media into a stir!

According to metro.co.uk the couples names cannot be released because of legal reasons, are the youngest couple in Britan to have the combined lowest age to deliver a child. Luckily, this girl’s parents and grandparents are very supportive and willing to take on some of the responsibility, as she is said to return to school in the Fall.

This makes me think, is teen pregnancy something of the past and ‘tween’ pregnancy the way of the future? Makes me fearful of my own children who will never have the opportunity to be…well…children.

Thoughts?

 

Comments (5)

  • You know I read this story and my first reaction was one of shock and to be perfectly honest a hint of disgust. But then I followed a link from the story. The link took me to a Wikipedia page of the youngest girls known to have had given birth. We are talking about girls as young as 5 years old. That gave me some perspective. At least this 12 year old girl was not abused and molested like these poor young girls were. I’m not saying I think 12 year olds are old enough by any stretch to be entering into the world of parenthood, but at least this young lady is not entering into that world coming from such a dark, dark place.

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    • Couldn’t have said it better myself. With support from family they could be ok but this is not something I would want any of my children going through.

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  • This is insane. 12? It’s hardly old enough to watch a #scarey movie!? 12 is the age of a child,not the age one has a child.

    Sharon Vinderine
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  • I’m honestly not shocked at all to be completely honest. I know people that were had multiple kids by the age of 14 and knew it would only be a matter of time before the ones even younger than that would be having them too. Sex is more prevalent now than it was when we were growing up. I think that these parents are nonchalant about it and it makes it seem acceptable to kids. As Sharon was saying, they’re not even allowed to watch movie rated PG and on top of that they’ve barely ever hit puberty, how can that stress be good for a body that hasn’t developed yet? The fact that schools focus on bodily functions and systems rather than STD’s, teen pregnancy and other such issues doesn’t help much either. These kids need to be educated!

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  • It’s taboo now because with modern technology and medicine it’s becoming more common to live the age of over 80 so that seemed really young but before all of the advance 50 to 60 was consider old and before all of that in the 1900 30 to 40 was consider old because of living conditions so you can imagine the average age of being a parent back then, but if they have support of the family that’s amazing.

    Everyone is saying they are concern for their own children’s future it’s just a matter of how you approach them and how much support they can depend on you when it comes to talking about sex. My son and daughter are only 2 and 1 yr now but when I feel it’s time for “the talk” I will let them know to not be embarrassed to come to me and I will have my daughter carry condoms with her as well, the condom excuse should not be ok behind the parents back. Even if giving condoms to teens may look wrong, some say that you’re just allowing them to have sex but either way it does happen behind your back if you want to believe it or not, some teens are naive and will be unprotected. When I was a teen my mom said when you become active let me know and we can protect you and this was when I was 15 I didn’t become active until I was 19 and I became pregnant at 20 and that’s because we decided to start a family. It’s just a matter of talking to them and letting them know it’s normal and their are consequences and we are just here to support and keep you safe.

    Lizbeth Castro
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