What's the right age to have a kid?

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  1. Wrecker217

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    My 18 year old friend recently announced on facebook she was having a baby. Amongst the post's comments of congratulations, there stood out a comment calling her a
    whore
    , which started a facebook war. Now, I can't help but wonder, what age is appropriate for someone to have a child? I say at age 27, when you're still young but now mature.
     
  2. xMostWanted559x

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    When a person is financially able to do it then its time
     
  3. Foster

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    There's no right age. That's just a number. Maturity level is the real determinant of if someone is ready to be a parent.

    Some people never get there and some teenagers excel at it.
     
  4. MetalRyde

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    while determining what age is good enough to have kids is hard to say, the most common age ive seen people have kids is at 16 to 20.

    my mom had me at 19, and my sisters at 21 and 31. my youngest sister has had her baby at 18.

    must of my female cousins has had their kids at 16-17.
     
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    These two answers are where I am on this issue. When you're mature enough, and financially able to do so is the correct answer.

    I could say a lot more about the topic, but it'd violate the no politics rule.
     
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    When a person is financially stable and mature enough to handle a child proper and it wouldn't hurt to own an actual running vehicle, have a college education, posses a decent job with health benefits and own your own home.
     
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    Have the kids when they're 0. Much older or younger, and you get some serious medical complications.
     
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    Of course there's no correct answer, but it would seem to me anyway that the best answer would be:

    "At least graduated from high school". At least then it won't ruin/complicate, etc. their education, and they are at least somewhat mature enough to handle it. I think most of us would agree that a 14/15-year old girl is probably too young to be pregnant.

    But, with that said, my Mother was pregnant with my sister at 17 (and me at 20).



    ....but then again....What the hell do I know?:D  I'm a single guy with no kids!
     
  9. transtrekkie

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    Indeed. Giving birth to a 6 year old really could cause some damage!

    I don't think there is a right age. As long as there's two parents in a committed loving relationship that are having the child she shouldn't be labeled a whore, regardless of age. That's just not right.
     
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    I'm 37 single with no kids so I'll second this.
     
  11. ErbFan28

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    When that person believes they're ready to. Me personally...I'd have to be financially stable with a good career. I wouldn't want a kid till I'm like 30. By that time, I would be mature enough to actually know what I'm doing or have a good idea at least when taking care of a child

    2 of my older sisters had multiple children before they were even 18 and let's just say they weren't ready to be moms
     
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    Obviously there's no right age,but I would say that 18 is waaay too young to have a kid.

    They think it's going to be all fun and games,but they have no idea that their life will never be the same.It is an enormous amount of work raising a child.

    My wife and I didn't have our first child until I was 27.
     
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    Under ideal conditions, the question isn't simply about age. Like others have said, it's when the parents are financially and mentally able to support the addition of a child into their lives. There's no set age for that.

    Some couples are ready out of high school or college. And some people are like my girlfriend and I, turning 30 this year and unwilling to do so because we're not currently in a situation that would benefit the kid.
     
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    It's different for everyone, but I would say whenever you can afford to properly support them.

    For me that number is never, not because of finances, but because I am selfish. lol. That's why I'm getting a vasectomy next week.
     
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    Their is never a fixed age to have a kid.
     
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    Foster got it right.

    Anyway, you will never feel that you are mature enough to have a kid.
     
  17. Murasame

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    When you feel ready for them. I'm 31 and I don't want to have kids right now. I have other things that I wanna do first. Maybe I will never have kids. Time will tell.

    Watch the movie Idiocracy. Maybe it will help you in your decision.
     
  18. Aernaroth

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    Usually when you have a kid their age is less than 1 year old, but if you adopt you can get a kid at any age.
     
  19. Doug

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    My mother was 19 when she gave birth to me back in 1962 and my dad was 21 and they were married.

    My grandmother was 15 when she gave birth to my mother back in 1943, but she to was married.

    I believe it doesn't matter if the woman is in her late teens or in her twenties to have a child as long as she is married. Some of you may disagree, but I'm from a different generation.
     
  20. Optimus1138

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    If you're going to college, you should wait until you graduate and get a decently well-paying job. If you're not going to college, still wait until you have a decently well-paying job. What's most important is that you're mature enough, though, and although that's different for everybody (and of course some people are never mature enough), I'd say it wouldn't be much before 25 for most people.