Why are people so quick to judge young parents? If you are a young parent then you know what I am talking about. From the confused stares while out in public, to people saying, “you’re a baby having a baby.” Or, “you’re a mom?! How old are you?” Why does it matter to them? Why does me having a baby while young bother them? Being a parent is difficult no matter what age you are. However, people seem to judge young parents with everything. If we formula fed or breast fed our babies, have our babies in school, or if our child is developing slower. It is like whatever we do is not good enough because we are young. Just because you are 13 years my senior does not mean that you take better care of your child than I take care of mine, or that love your child more than I love mine. It also does not mean that being a parent is easier for you. Yes, I had my son at 19 years old. Yes, it is hard and I struggle, but I would not change it for the world. Having my son at 19 years old matured me and to be honest, it was for the best. If I did not have my son when I did, I do not know where I would be in life right now because I was headed downwards before I had him. Parenthood is the hardest thing in life, but it is also the
most rewarding. I wish people would stop looking at it through age, and look at the sacrifices and love we share with our children.