On reading a recent news topic here in the General Discussion about a 12 y/o about to have a child, it got me thinking... How young is too young?
It seems today that KIDS are having sex younger and younger, but not only that, they get pregnant and it's seen fit to let them proceed with the pregnancy and then have a child to raise, when they are merely children themselves.
Should a 12 y/o be allowed to keep a baby? And why stop at that, what about a 13, 14 even 15 year old? How young is too young to be parenting? And should it be acceptable to leave these kids (I emphasize kids because honestly, that is what they are... kids having kids) in the care of their parents, with their new babies? When clearly, the parent had no control in the first place if their 12 year old is off getting bloody pregnant.
In the case of the 12 y/o in the news article, the mother had allowed the girls 15 y/o boyfriend to move in to the home, there is no way she couldn't have known what was going on under her roof. I personally feel that this girls mother should not have custody of either her daughter or granddaughter. But irrespective of the fact that this boy lived with them, as that is not always the case...
How much responsibility falls on to the parents?