By MrDisgrace - 17/09/2017 13:00
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On the surface, this seems like hypocrisy, but sometimes people regret their past and don’t want their children to suffer the same fate. Congrats, your mom is basically saying you’re a big, fucking mistake.
She just doesnt want you to be a teen parent. she's speaking from experience
I agree. She is over-reacting a bit, but that's because she has found out that hard way how challenging life can be if you go too far too early. Don't listen to RichardPencil's mistake comment as it's simply not true. Mom may have made a mistake but it led to you which is a wonderful thing. BTW, inquiring minds do want to know . . . just how old is "such a young age"/
That's fair. Seems rough now but obviously? She should know better? If you graduate high school, don't have a kid out of wedlock, get a job, and don't do drugs, it's under 5% chance you end up poor. You'll end up middle class at worse, and be everything your likely single mom hoped you could be.
Yeah, unless they wind up with a chronic illness, permanent injury, or have the same problems getting a job that the majority of people from the younger generations are having because the job market is still fucking awful and you can't walk into a building and walk out with a job 15 minutes later.
Not exactly the right setting or timing for her, but she does have a point. It would be wise for her to actually tell you *why* she is telling you what she is telling you, though. However, from the tone of your post, it looks like you are aware of the consequences of being a teen parent. Chin up! :)
Here's a question: how old are you? If you're 16+, that's one thing. But if you're only thirteen or something like that, I could understand where your mom is coming from. She probably realized the mistakes she made when she was younger, and doesn't want you to follow the same path.