I would say yes

Teens are not "grown up" yet. They're still needing the attention that they would now be giving to a baby. Someone has to have a job to financially support the child and teens are still in high school (or should be) so they cannot afford for their baby to be in daycare while they're in school, and then work, and then have no time with their baby who so desperately needs them. If you are lucky enough to have family to fill in the for the "daycare" portion then that is a HUGE toll on them as well. Yes everyone loves having babies around but, its hard work, especially for someone who has already had their children and ALMOST raised them. I will still be calling my children my "babies" when they are teens. They cannot be having babies while theyre still my babies. lol.

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    05/01/14
    This is very true. One of my very best friends HAD her child at 15, was pregnant at 14. She was a single mom the entire time and she is an AMAZING mother and someone to completely look up to. She has done some seriously hard work and as her friends were going on vacations, buying new cars, houses, etc. she was stuck in the same apartment, in the same little town, with the same little car, and no boyfriend, husband, etc. It takes a VERY strong person to get through that and I don't have enough words to express how impressed I am of people like her.
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      05/02/14
      I was a teen mom at 16. It was tough but it did not take a toll on anyone person. I raised her with her father and we are still together. I never asked for anyones help. I did not finish school bc I had diabetes and they did not want me to go when I was after 32 weeks. I do work, I have never left her with family so I could go hang out. I had all the time for her bc I knew she was mine. What you said sounds very stereotypical; it is not the same for everyone. My daughter is everything to me. I am 18 now. I am still with her father. Her father has had a job since before I was pregnant she was not planned and she is almost 2 now. It depends on the person; Some teens yes. A lot no. I never thought I needed the attention she was getting. I did not live with my mom, I lived with her father and still do. We have been together for 3 years.
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        I applaud you. I know when I was 16 there is no way I was ready for a baby. I was such a baby still. I think everyone is different and of course grow up and different paces. That's very precious that you both are still together and don't rely on other people. You sound like a wonderful mom. Like I said, one of my best friends was pregnant at 14 and had her daughter at 15 and she is an incredible woman and her daughter is in her senior year of high school now. She said she wouldn't have it any other way and it is really funny to her now because all of the people she went to high school with are just now getting married and having babies and hers is headed to college soon. I had my son at 19 and I wasn't "ready" but I think things change real quick once it hits you too.
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