Wait. Don't ruin your life. People will judge you. Watch teen mom on MTV. it's terrible. For now, get a practice doll from online. Or take homecks 2 if your school has one. You have to take care of a doll that is basically a real baby. Good luck!
Yea, Babies are lovely. But .. they are not a toy. You should be thinking more about what YOU can offer a baby, then what a baby can offer you. You really have no idea what it's about quite yet ... otherwise you would have thought of that before even making a statement like this.
You want me to tell you what you should do .. How about, stepping out of your juvenile world of fantasy and work on your sense of reality.
yeah that's really really stupid. A baby may seem like a fun toy, but think about the kid. When your a mother, it isn't about you anymore! and how are you to ever support him if your too young to get a real job!
I can't believe people are telling you to get a doll. That's not like raising a child, that's just playing with a toy for little kids. I think you should babysit for neighbors and friends. That will give you experience with real kids for when you have your own, hopefully after college and when you have a good job, in the meantime you can make a little money and get your baby 'fix'
Promptly go to your piggy bank and get a quarter to clutch between your knees until you are old enough to get your tubes tied, because if you are even entertaining the idea that a baby is a good idea at 15 then you will probably never have the selflessness that it takes to be a parent. Sorry to sound harsh, but get real.
I think you are too young to start thinking about having a baby, how do you think you will support the child and finish school? It's much harder to do that in reality than you are probably thinking. You really should wait until you've finished school and have a stable job.
Seriously your 15! Enjoy being a kid and concentrate on school. You can't even provide for a baby. Do you think your parents are going to raise the baby for you? If you have a baby now how do you plan on finishing school? There will be no school dances no boyfriends no after school activities everything will be about your baby. Life as you know it will be over. No more getting a good nights sleep...prepare for diaper changes runny noses vomit explosive poo lots and lots of crying...there's so much joy in being a parent and I think it's the best thing in the world but I'm 27. you are 15 you need to wait.
I think to try babysitting or maybe if u know someone, try being a helper which is when you help a mom with her children, but don't be a teen mom please! Maybe doing these things will help you learn how hard and how much money it is to care for a baby! Thanks!!
Enjoy ur life! I was 15 when i got pregnant.. She was premature 3 months premature to be exact she weighted 1 pound 2.4 ounces. I had to grow up fast! so while all my friends where dating movies sports then we hit 21 friends where off to collage having a blast.. i was at home with my baby. u have plenty of time to do so.. u dnt even know what love is . so enjoy urself laugh lots!! before u know it u will be answering a teenagers question about wanting to have a baby!
First of all you do not have the education to support yourself or a child. You lack the life skills it takes to take proper care of a child. Take some classes on having children and parenting. Do some baby sitting for children of all ages to see more of what you would be getting into. Study the financial end of having a child, birth, food, clothing, shelter, schooling, medical, child care while you work, insurance.
Yes people judge you when you get pregnant so young and are not married. It's also very hard on your young body. Ask your doctor about it. Take it from a wise one here, enjoy your youth and do the above, then when you've reached the age of 21, that's legal drinking age in most states, rethink the issue of having a child. Having children is a serious commitment that lasts a lifetime, being a parent doesn't stop when your child reaches the age of 21.
WAIT!!! Girl, you have so much to live for. First off, if you want to do that baby justice, you have to have to be able to support yourelf. You have a stable job that you can raise a baby on. You should choose the father carefully, make sure you love him (or her) and that they will be good parents.
Until then, volunteer somewhere where you work with babies or kids. You'll still be able to excersize that motherly instinct.
I for one don't think this is a stupid question at all. If you have the money and the resources, you should just go ahead (After you have everything figured out). I'm a 13 year old boy, and I have wanted to be a father. It's just I would not have the resources to take care of the baby, so I can't.
Wait. Im young as well but and I would love to have a child. But not only do you have to be emotionally ready but you also have to be financially. You are the steady ground for your baby an d the role model he/she.looks up to as they grow up. And even tjough it may kill you, you should wait because its not fair to your baby to have him/her so young on purpose. Yes, a baby is such a blessing. But you have to think of that child. Would you rather have a baby now bc your impatient and struggle or wait and be the best mother you could possibly be in everyway? In the end, its up to you and want you think is best.Good luck!(:
Take the parenting course in high school Its real enough to make you think twice... 15 is way to young to have a baby. Wanting a baby and Like being around kids are two different things. Having a baby at such a young age isnt fun I have learnt that myself the hard way. Enjoy being young and doing things that teenagers do dont try to rush your life to be like an adult when your only a baby yourself
At fifteen you have begun to feel the natural call to nurture something. But at your young age, you need to find something besides a baby to nurture. Think about doing babysitting, buying a cat or a dog, a parrot is like a baby and requires a lot of attention, or volunteer at a shelter or home for kids and nurture kids who have no parents.
You need to wait until you can support your child and give your child the best life you can. For now, practice your nurturing skills someway else and do not get pregnant and make life hard for you and a child. You can have children when you have all of your ducks in a row, but be sure to wait until you do. Take care! : D
Firstly, what's the rush?...You have so many years to enjoy before getting tied down. Have a child is a FULL TIME JOB from which you cannot take annual holidays from. This "full time job" will be intense for the next decade at least and then from there it only gets more and more expensive as the cost of college education kicks in.
As some of the people have suggested, try giving baby sitting a go to get a very real feel of what it would be like to be a full time parent.
Speaking of being a "parent", this is usually a partnership type arrangement (although not 100% necessary), but it certainly helps - do you have a steady "life" partner? At the age of 15, it would probably be safe to say - no. And if you did, you would probably find what you like now, would be different 5 years from now.
Ultimately the decision is yours, however most would recommend you live life first and wait a few years first.
dont run so fast. you have a whole life ahead. now study hard and get a good job. read and study the topic about parenting, pregnancy, education and bringing up of a child, it's a hard work to be a mother so it's too early to be this at 15. good luck!
No you've got a lot of your life left in you.... see what it brings before you get ahead of yourself and you haven't really experienced looking after your own new born and it's apparently harder than it looks. (You have to do the nights!) Hope this helps!! Rhi :)
You need to realize taking care of a living being is a huge responsibility. You don't know all the hard work you have to go through. You should have a husband because your boyfriend isn't going to live with you to help you with your baby. And you have to have a job to be able to pay for everything the baby needs. There's so many things you have to deal with when handling your own child at only fifteen years old. You should wait until you have a good husband, a house, and a car. Because your baby needs to have a good future, not living with it's grandparents in a house with it's teenage mother.
Patience! Want a baby now, and wait. A baby wakes up every 2 hrs needing another bottle, burp, changing, sometimes the baby will have colic which could cry without reason for hours, no matter what you do, there's no cure! Try thinking about what you want for a family, in the future. Know what you want, and be successful at planning! So, that when You become a parent, you can enjoy being a parent! :) Don't take offense to some of the above commenting opinions. Being a parent is a life time responsibility.
Babies are trouble, trust me my grandma had a baby at age 18! Get a babysitting job and practice, think of it as your own child. Also watch Teen Mom 2! It's terrible, also talk to your mom or dad about it, which ever one you are closer to.
i had my first child at 14 because i so badly wanted a baby and my boyfriend was like they will have to let us get married if you get pregnant. he was awful he got into drugs and never spent time with us i had to do it all on my own and it put a big financial strain on my grandmother cuz i was to young to work and he was to lazy! i dropped out of school had more kids and lived a life of poverty bouncing from one craphole to the next my boyfriend became abusive as his drug habit of smoking weed turned into smoking crack. i left him after 12 miserable yrs and 4 children. now im 33 back in college finally. my oldest is 18 has 2 kids and pregnant with her 3rd. i love all my kids dont get me wrong but life would have been so much simpler if i had went to school for rocket science or brain surgery! lol seriously though it would have been better if i had waited.