My hope is that her group of friends is strong enough to keep being friends after she's a mom. A girl that age is much more influenced by her peers than her parents (much to all parents' dismay!), so those girls can help her tremendously by just being friendly and accepting her without judging her for her actions.A couple of years ago there was a nationwide fuss regarding a group of girls in Gloucester who were pregnant, and how they had taken a vow to get pregnant together. Editorials were written, the high school was overrun with reporters, news cameras were all over the place, and there was a really huge fuss about this group of friends who all gotten pregnant due to a promise, and the values of the country were being warped and we were descending into hell when we allowed incidents of this type and the parents of these girls had clearly failed to do their job and reality shows that focussed on how cute pregnancy was were bringing the nation to the brink of collapse and so on and so on.It took a while before they got the horse back in front of the cart.The girls had not sworn to get pregnant together. As one after another of the group of friends had gotten pregnant, they had sworn to help each during their pregnancy and during the raising of their children.So they had made mistakes, yes, they knew that, but they were going to help each other, thus taking the first steps toward maturity.Nancybut handing around ultrasound pictures as if they were family vacation photos still seems strange. And class time really should be reserved for class work.
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