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Black Mamba
03-14-2009, 07:46 PM
Bristol Palin, 18-year-old daughter of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and mother of 2-month-old Tripp, is not a statistic. But as word spreads of her recent split from 19-year-old fiance Levi Johnston, she joins 13.6 million parents raising children alone. With this break up, her baby becomes one of the 26 percent of children under the age of 21 growing up in a single parent household in the United States.

Bristol Palin, still working on a degree from Wasilla High School, is already a part of a startling 3% percent upswing in the number of teen parents in this country. Although teen pregnancies and births decreased every year from 1991 to 2005, the number jumped in 26 states in 2006. The increase, called "fairly remarkable" by experts, occurred among white, black, and Hispanic teens aged 15 - 19.

Some experts blame a culture where sex seems to be everywhere, on TV shows that younger kids are watching, and a culture that reveres pregnant teen celebs like Jamie Lynn Spears and cheeky, way-too-together fictional pregnant teens like "Juno." Others say abstinence-only education and de-emphasizing birth control may play a part.

If either of these opinions are on target, the highly profiled Bristol Palin certainly stands in the center of them. While her mother is an outspoken advocate of abstinence-only education, birth control restriction, and banning abortion, Bristol Palin said openly in a FOX interview that abstinence-only education "isn't realistic at all." If that link is correct, then she would know.Regardless, Bristol Palin is now a single teen mother, facing all of the challenges those statistics predict, and more.

What comes next for Bristol Palin as she moves from the break up that happened weeks or "a while ago" (according to different sources) and into life as a single mother?

How can this girl raising a child get beyond the statistics that say that, as a teen mother, she is more likely to have sole parenting responsibility and be a high school dropout?

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/parenting/whats-next-for-bristol-palin-428698

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I hope the father still plays an active role in his son's life. I'm sure he probably got wet feet and scared, after all he's only 19.

matthughesfan21
03-14-2009, 07:53 PM
Bristol Palin, 18-year-old daughter of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and mother of 2-month-old Tripp, is not a statistic. But as word spreads of her recent split from 19-year-old fiance Levi Johnston, she joins 13.6 million parents raising children alone. With this break up, her baby becomes one of the 26 percent of children under the age of 21 growing up in a single parent household in the United States.

Bristol Palin, still working on a degree from Wasilla High School, is already a part of a startling 3% percent upswing in the number of teen parents in this country. Although teen pregnancies and births decreased every year from 1991 to 2005, the number jumped in 26 states in 2006. The increase, called "fairly remarkable" by experts, occurred among white, black, and Hispanic teens aged 15 - 19.

Some experts blame a culture where sex seems to be everywhere, on TV shows that younger kids are watching, and a culture that reveres pregnant teen celebs like Jamie Lynn Spears and cheeky, way-too-together fictional pregnant teens like "Juno." Others say abstinence-only education and de-emphasizing birth control may play a part.

If either of these opinions are on target, the highly profiled Bristol Palin certainly stands in the center of them. While her mother is an outspoken advocate of abstinence-only education, birth control restriction, and banning abortion, Bristol Palin said openly in a FOX interview that abstinence-only education "isn't realistic at all." If that link is correct, then she would know.Regardless, Bristol Palin is now a single teen mother, facing all of the challenges those statistics predict, and more.

What comes next for Bristol Palin as she moves from the break up that happened weeks or "a while ago" (according to different sources) and into life as a single mother?

How can this girl raising a child get beyond the statistics that say that, as a teen mother, she is more likely to have sole parenting responsibility and be a high school dropout?

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/parenting/whats-next-for-bristol-palin-428698

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I hope the father still plays an active role in his son's life. I'm sure he probably got wet feet and scared, after all he's only 19.shoulda wrapped it up then

Black Mamba
03-14-2009, 07:59 PM
True that. "Don't be silly, wrap your willy" is what my health teacher said in middle school.

I just think it's sad because I don't want to see the kid suffer from all this.

matthughesfan21
03-14-2009, 08:14 PM
yeah and if he didn't have one to wrap, my high school football coach said this(in regards to the triple option, but it works both ways:laugh: )when in doubt, pull it outTrue that. "Don't be silly, wrap your willy" is what my health teacher said in middle school.

I just think it's sad because I don't want to see the kid suffer from all this.

Primadawn
03-14-2009, 08:16 PM
yeah and if he didn't have one to wrap, my high school football coach said this(in regards to the triple option, but it works both ways:laugh: )when in doubt, pull it out


Ummm...that doesn't always work. I have one of my kids to prove it...:laugh:

NateR
03-14-2009, 08:21 PM
shoulda wrapped it up then

Even so, condoms are only effective 9 out of 10 times.

Bonnie
03-14-2009, 09:10 PM
I'm sure Bristol isn't going to become a high school drop-out statistic like so many in her position and I'm sure she'll have strong support, at least on her side of the family, don't know about the daddy's side.

I say definitely preach abstinence, but not sure, it's realistic in regards to these kids today as for the sheer mass that are sexually active at such a young age. They are exposed to so much at such an early age. They see and hear things that they shouldn't even those with diligent parents.

It's the age of the information highway and these kids are speeding right along not realizing that they are not equipped yet to handle these "adult" situations. Heck, a lot of adults aren't equipped to handle unplanned preganancies let alone kids having kids. :wacko:

BTW, I agree with Dawn on the "when in doubt, pull it out" theory. More than likely it's "too late to close that gate" 'cause the tadpole's heading upstream already. :tongue0011:

TexasRN
03-14-2009, 09:36 PM
I helped deliver a girl who had her tubes tied and her hubby had a vasectomy. Still got preggers. No birth control is 100%. Only abstinence truly prevents pregnancy. Some options are a better bet than others though.

~Amy

Black Mamba
03-14-2009, 10:03 PM
I say definitely preach abstinence, but not sure, it's realistic in regards to these kids today as for the sheer mass that are sexually active at such a young age. They are exposed to so much at such an early age. They see and hear things that they shouldn't even those with diligent parents.



To a certain extent, I don't think it's realistic at all. An old friend of mine from high school swore up and down the she treasured her virginity and wanted to hold on to it. Not even 6 months after high school did she lose hers.

But speaking from experience, I can also argue the fact that it can be an achieveable goal (holding onto your virginity) and overriding your hormones (mind over matter). I guess I'm just different and have more important things on my mind then screwing every Tom, Dick, and Harry.

Miss Foxy
03-14-2009, 10:06 PM
"Keep your rocket in your pocket... Mr. Spaceman."
I wish her the best. Its hard being in that situation no matter how well off your family is or isn't. I hope that fellow decides to man up and play an active roll in his sons life. Just glad she decided to have the baby and not abort it! To me she was brave.:)

MattHughesRocks
03-14-2009, 10:07 PM
You mean those crazy kids arent going to live happily ever after? Shock!
NOT!

Miss Foxy
03-14-2009, 10:13 PM
You mean those crazy kids arent going to live happily ever after? Shock!
NOT!
Most of us seen it coming huh. Just sucks that a kid has to suffer the hardships of his parents not being together. :sad:

Llamafighter
03-14-2009, 10:29 PM
Part of me thinks they were toughening it out for the campaign anyways. They've waited the appropriate ammount of time to split without suffering the barrage of criticisms.

Preach
03-14-2009, 10:52 PM
It's still the weekend isn't it? I will come back in here on Monday and things will be different:wink:

rearnakedchoke
03-14-2009, 10:59 PM
it was kinda crappy that the media and even sarah sorta through them into the spotlight like they did ... sure the media could've layed off, but they didn't have to bring them to the conventions and stuff ... etc .... they are young and there are enough pressures in their relationship and then to be thrown into the spotlight is just irresponsble

atomdanger
03-15-2009, 02:37 AM
yeah, a HS couple who has a baby broke up,
I saw this coming.

Chuck
03-15-2009, 05:19 AM
I'm speechless....... :Whistle:

que
03-15-2009, 05:33 AM
palin needs to teach her children better about protection.

Hughes_GOAT
03-15-2009, 05:40 AM
she'll be just fine

VCURamFan
03-15-2009, 06:30 AM
Don't be a fool, wrap your tool?

Chuck
03-15-2009, 06:36 AM
Don't be a fool, wrap your tool?

Fixed :D

VCURamFan
03-15-2009, 07:05 AM
Fixed :DWhoops, my bad. It's been such a long week, I knew something looked off, but I couldn't for the life of me figure out what it was!!!

Never send your butler to work without his jacket...

Moose
03-15-2009, 07:05 AM
Whoops, my bad. It's been such a long week, I knew something looked off, but I couldn't for the life of me figure out what it was!!!

Never send your butler to work without his jacket...

..so in other words, you're drunk.

VCURamFan
03-15-2009, 07:15 AM
..so in other words, you're drunk.Dude, I wish I was. I'm exhausted & literally about to fall out of my chair. Here's the quick version:

We're in the middle of the CAA basketball championship tournaments. Our men kicked ass over last weekend & won it all & now our women lost today day just 1 win away from winning their tourney. I've been all over the state playing in the pep band for their games. It's exhausting & I have so little time, I usually just end up getting on here to read what I've missed & then pass out. I don't get nearly as much time as I'd like to post. On top of that, I now have to start gearing up for the NCAAs, (I hope: LINK (http://www.matt-hughes.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21289&postcount=2)).

Barring Matt coming on here & asking if someone wants a free year of private lessons with him, this'll be my last post of the night!

"Warp it in foil before you check her oil."

NateR
03-15-2009, 07:24 AM
she joins 13.6 million parents raising children alone.

I highly doubt she'll be raising that kid alone. I'm sure her parents and grandparents will be there to support her 100%, even if they don't agree with her actions. That's what family is for.

Hughes_GOAT
03-15-2009, 07:41 AM
I highly doubt she'll be raising that kid alone. I'm sure her parents and grandparents will be there to support her 100%, even if they don't agree with her actions. That's what family is for.

co-signed

Primadawn
03-15-2009, 01:55 PM
Dude, I wish I was. I'm exhausted & literally about to fall out of my chair. Here's the quick version:

"Wrap it in foil before you check her oil."

Fixed. :laugh:

Foil? I don't think that would work either. Plus..I'm fairly certain it would be rather uncomfortable...

VCURamFan
03-15-2009, 02:01 PM
Fixed. :laugh:

Foil? I don't think that would work either. Plus..I'm fairly certain it would be rather uncomfortable...Ribbed for my pleasure?

"Protect your wanger before you bang her"

Primadawn
03-15-2009, 02:37 PM
"Protect your wanger before you bang her"

Winner! :laugh: