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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 07:16 PM
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34. I could never have had my child arrested, but
the kid is 12, and the mother is 27. She had him when she was 15. If the great-grandmother is 63, my age, that means that the mother had to have been born to a young mother, herself, especially if the 63 year old great-grandmother is the mother's own grandmother. I was 18 when I had my first, and even though my ex-husband was much older, and had a stable job, becoming a mom at that age was hard enough. At 15, it must really be hard. The whole thing just seems sad to me, and I wonder if some of the kid's problems are the result of being born to a young woman not old or mature enough to know how to raise a child.

Having said that, though, I believe that having him arrested was the worst thing to do, since he's already shown some indication of behavior problems. The whole episode is a shame. Nobody wins.
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