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'Becoming a grandmother at 29 is my worst nightmare' says mum
Daily Mail ^ | 5:40 PM on 27th February 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 02/27/2011 1:36:00 PM PST by Niuhuru

"'Becoming a grandmother at 29 is my worst nightmare' says mum after discovering her 14-year-old daughter is pregnant"

A woman who is set to become Britain's youngest grandmother at 29 said it was 'her worst nightmare' when she discovered her 14-year-old daughter was pregnant.

Kelly John said she always hoped Tia would not repeat her mistake and become pregnant at 14.

But after getting over the shock, the grandmother-to-be has vowed to do 'everything' to bring up the new baby.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: babies; baby; britain; chavs; children; culture; daughter; future; grandmother; job; lifestyle; mom; mother; parents; pregnant; sex; singlemom; teen; teenager; welfare
Yeeks. And to think this is actually happening more and more in Britain.
1 posted on 02/27/2011 1:36:09 PM PST by Niuhuru
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To: Niuhuru

Do the math. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.


2 posted on 02/27/2011 1:39:02 PM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: MAexile

I’m beginning to be all the more thankful I went through school during the eighties and wasn’t exposed to this stuff as a normal thing. PIty the mother didn’t stay married to the father.


3 posted on 02/27/2011 1:40:56 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru

Gosh, and here I am, not a grandmother at 44. You can’t just “hope,” lady: you have to raise your daughter to value chastity. If you don’t, she won’t.


4 posted on 02/27/2011 1:41:55 PM PST by Tax-chick (Some brothers have humongous monsters, and some don't. Live with it.)
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To: MAexile

No kidding - I bet her mother said the same thing!


5 posted on 02/27/2011 1:42:23 PM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Niuhuru

Well, at least the mum didn’t shuffle her off to Marie Stopes for an abortion. And the mother/grandmother seems to fear that her daughter is in for a struggle, which is a good thing. At least she’s in touch with reality. Prayers for them that they get their own dysfunctional lives straightened out & do right by the baby.


6 posted on 02/27/2011 1:43:57 PM PST by surroundedbyblue
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To: Niuhuru

Out of 6 generations, wonder how many are on the dole? At least it says the GM-to-be has a job. But she’s also got a good chance of being a great-grandmother in her 40s.


7 posted on 02/27/2011 1:45:23 PM PST by GnuHere
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To: Niuhuru

I certainly hope everything works out well for them. But one thing both of them might consider doing is finding a husband.

Although I guess, from what I’ve read, British men aren’t the marrying kind anymore, now that the welfare state does their job and leaves them free to sleep around and impregnate anything that stands still long enough.


8 posted on 02/27/2011 1:45:43 PM PST by livius
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To: surroundedbyblue

In many situations like this, one could propose that they consider adoption, in the best interest of the child. But in Britain, adoption placements favor singles, unmarried couples, and gays, so how would that help?


9 posted on 02/27/2011 1:46:55 PM PST by Tax-chick (Some brothers have humongous monsters, and some don't. Live with it.)
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To: Niuhuru

A simple aspirin could have prevented this.

All she had to do was put it between her knees and held it there - till she was 20 or so...

NOT!!!! - I REPEAT NOT!!! - MY PROBLEM!!!!!

I’m sick of two things:

All the angst people are constantly trying to heap on me because of other people’s mistakes and
Flo, the broad that sells insurance, because I’m convinced she’s the anti-Christ and is from the netherworld...

;-)


10 posted on 02/27/2011 1:47:39 PM PST by djf (Dems and liberals: Let's redefine "marriage". We already redefined "natural born citizen".)
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To: livius
and impregnate anything that stands still long enough.

And I thought the brits only used the "missionary position".

11 posted on 02/27/2011 1:48:00 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: Niuhuru

At least it’s not a future Johnny Jihad. Lets hear it for a +1 in the Anglo-Saxon column.

/s sorta


12 posted on 02/27/2011 1:48:45 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: MAexile

FROM THE ARTICLE: Kelly John said she always hoped Tia would not repeat her mistake and become pregnant at 14.


13 posted on 02/27/2011 1:52:05 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Niuhuru
From the article: Tia's unemployed father Shem still lives six doors away and has a newborn 16 week old son with his 21-year-old partner. Kelly John lives with boyfriend Carl Zaccardelli, Tia, and three other children from a marriage that collapsed.

But she "hoped" her daughter wouldn't get pregnant as a teen. That's like "hoping" you can jump off a building without hitting the ground.

14 posted on 02/27/2011 1:56:00 PM PST by Tax-chick (Some brothers have humongous monsters, and some don't. Live with it.)
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To: Niuhuru

“...this is actually happening more and more in Britain.”

Are you kidding? Looked at any major US city lately? Or not even lately. In 1984 I was checking out of a DC hospital, after giving birth to twins. A group rushed past me to the parking lot. On the return of just a nurse and aide, I heard the nurse say “the mother is 13, so the grandmother will raise him.”

“Him” would now be 27 and may well be on his way to becoming a grandfather, if he’s survived the streets. You can ‘hope’ not, but the odds are against him, and were from the day he was born.


15 posted on 02/27/2011 2:01:27 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Niuhuru

HEY!

At least she waited until she was 14.


16 posted on 02/27/2011 2:03:59 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: Niuhuru
For those who don't read the story:

Wonder what other families in that town are as 'prolific'!

17 posted on 02/27/2011 2:04:28 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Niuhuru

Just following her mum’s example.


19 posted on 02/27/2011 2:16:20 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: Niuhuru
Here is a birth control penny.

Place that behind your left knee and hold it in place with the front of your right knee.

Hand out some to your kids.

20 posted on 02/27/2011 2:21:08 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Tax-chick

55, no grand kids yet


21 posted on 02/27/2011 2:21:39 PM PST by billphx
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To: Niuhuru

Grandma-to-be needs to learn to play the guitar. Loretta Lynn was a grandmother at 28. Of course, she did manage to stay married to the father of her children.


22 posted on 02/27/2011 2:22:54 PM PST by PAR35
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To: djf
Flo, the broad that sells insurance, because I’m convinced she’s the anti-Christ and is from the netherworld... ;-)

HA!

My husband goes into a conniption fit every time the Flo commercials pop up - it's a genuine deep seated hatred...

Of course I think he's a riot and laugh when they come on...once the first musical note in the commercial hits- his ears perk up like a german shepherd.

23 posted on 02/27/2011 2:23:29 PM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: billphx

Anoreth is almost 20, but she has a military career, and a “boyfriend” on the other side of the continent from where she lives. I don’t expect any of my teenagers to be parents. We’re teaching them to get married and get lives first (or the other way around). Not that we’ll die if there’s a child under circumstances that aren’t what we hope for ... but we’re actively teaching *and* setting the example of doing better for oneself and one’s children.


24 posted on 02/27/2011 2:30:08 PM PST by Tax-chick (Some brothers have humongous monsters, and some don't. Live with it.)
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To: djf

GMTA

Yet there is something about Flo that wont let you look away..... *yikes*


25 posted on 02/27/2011 2:31:58 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: brityank

92 year old great great great grandmother. With 6 generations doesn’t that average out to about 15 years old for the birth of each one.


26 posted on 02/27/2011 3:37:56 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Niuhuru

GRandmothers this age is not uncommon in Cairo.

I was amazed to find this out as the protests went on there and some protestors let Western media crews into their homes.

Some 30-something Western media reporter white guy was interviewing a 22 year old protestor who had a wife, 2 kids, and his mother was younger than the reporter.

Boy was he surprised when he asked if the grandmother was the protestor’s older sister or not. Protestor translated to grandma on camera and the whole family was laughing at the reporter and cameraman.


27 posted on 02/27/2011 3:46:41 PM PST by JerseyHighlander (p.s. The word 'bloggers' is not in the freerepublic spellcheck dictionary?!)
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To: JerseyHighlander; PAR35; mylife; Leftism is Mentally Deranged; Jim B Good; brityank; ROCKLOBSTER; ..

It might be well and good in Cairo, but waht about the West? I mean, there’s no future for these women and the poor kid will be seen as a burden and an interference in thier lives. No good job, problems finding a nice man, and problems with making friends. Welfare, yes, but what else?


28 posted on 02/27/2011 4:13:20 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Tax-chick

Jsut remind them taht welfare won’t always be there and that paying for their kid will be on their shoulders alone.


29 posted on 02/27/2011 4:14:50 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru

Welfare people have no concept of any other way of life. Our family’s idea would be that either the parents would take care of a child, or the grandparents would help ... or adoption to a family with an adequate income.

However, I have six sons. If they knock up some chick, the child’s future is entirely in the mother’s control. Welfare, various other boyfriends around, whatever goes on. One of my friends has a granddaughter whose mother has been in and out of jail since the child was born, but they’re still struggling to get permanent custody of the child so she can go to school for a while term in one place.

Realistically, there’s no such thing as effective contraception. If you don’t want grandchildren all over the economy, you must teach and practice chastity ... and even that may not work.


30 posted on 02/27/2011 4:23:40 PM PST by Tax-chick (All the brothers have humongous monsters, and the universe is at peace.)
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To: Tax-chick

If only we made welfare a little more unpleasant for poeple on it long term. Preferably if you have more than one kid, it’s more monitored and you have to answer for the money spent. It should be liberal in the first six years, but as time goes by, there should be requirements.


31 posted on 02/27/2011 4:37:42 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: MAexile

Right, she followed in mums footsteps almost to the year.


32 posted on 02/28/2011 12:28:43 AM PST by Crucial
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To: billphx

39, no kids yet.


33 posted on 02/28/2011 12:33:00 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Niuhuru

Someone needs to find out what causes this kind of problem and bury it in the backyard.


34 posted on 02/28/2011 12:55:09 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: brityank

“great great great grandmother Mabel.”

I’m thinking my family goes about child-rearing differently. My children’s great grandmother died in 1986 at the age of 98 before they were born. I have no idea when MY great grandmothers died (in Europe). I figure my great, great, great, grandmother probably died before the Civil War!


35 posted on 02/28/2011 1:06:23 AM PST by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: JerseyHighlander

It sounds like teen marriage is common in Egypt.


36 posted on 02/28/2011 8:49:53 PM PST by TheDingoAteMyBaby
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