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Huskerchub Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 07:06 PM
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17. How sad...
Reading the entire story it gets even more sad. This child is 12 and his mother is 27, great grandmother is 63. Looks like a continual cycle of children having children and then not having the skills and/or education and/or income to raise them. If the grandmother had her child (the grandparent) at 21, he/she was on 15 when the mother was born and the boy was born to a 15yo mother as well. Don't get me wrong, there are a few teens that successfully raise their children but they almost always have the support of a family that has developed child rearing skills. It appears in this case that maybe some of those skills are lacking over many generations. Do NOT misunderstand me, I am certain that everyone involved loves and cares for this child and all of the children but history has a very sad was of repeating itself. It makes me glad that I do not have children...sometimes.
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