Marriage and Babies While Young: Why the Social Stigma?
Editor's Note: Maybe we can blame MTV and the whole 'Teen Mom' catastrophe for the negativity placed upon those who marry and choose to have children early in their lives. Maybe it's just a push back against societal "norms" from previous generations. Whatever the case, Caitlin at Easy as ABC stands as a role model for those wondering what people who get married and have children young "give up." She shares everything she and her husband have gained by their choices and their journey. You might not agree with all of her points, but the truth is that the judgment we heap upon those who start their families while young is 100% unnecessary. -Jenna
There is quite the stigma attached to marrying young and even more attached to having kids young. If one sees a couple in their early twenties playing with a toddler at the park, one might assume certain things. Maybe they got pregnant and felt obliged to wed? Maybe they’re Mormon? I usually wonder if they’d like to be friends.
The more pessimistic might think the mother and father in the park are sacrificing the happiness that stems from achieving educational and career goals to provide for their children. While I am proud of my college degree, I can say without a doubt that the happiest moments of my life are enthusiastically answering my husband’s proposal, reciting my wedding vows, seeing a positive pregnancy test, meeting my daughter for the first time, and discovering that she will be a big sister.
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