It’s a tragic and unfortunate incident for a girl to get pregnant at 11 to a 15-year old boy because she may not know better. But when she also smokes 20 cigarettes a day and drinks regularly, then something is seriously wrong with her parenting.
This is the story of a British girl living in Edinburgh who started smoking at 9 and drinking at 10, and now pregnant at 11. When she gives birth to her baby at 12, she would be the youngest mother in Britain.
You cannot blame the government even though it’s easy. You cannot blame society either because as a parent, the kid is your responsibility and not anyone else’s. Here’s a crude analogy, if your dog goes out and bites someone where does the responsibility lie? You as the pet owner of course.
Here are two choice quotes from this story. From the girl:
“I can give up smoking at any time, but I don’t find it affects my pregnancy.”
And from the mother:
“I’m not ashamed of my daughter at all – in fact, I’m proud of her for keeping the baby.”
And therein lies the probable cause of this whole sorry saga. When the mother has no common sense about what’s right and wrong about this (proud ?!), how do you expect an ignorant 11 year old girl to know better?