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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

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Rob Tea

Okay, I'm not going to check back here so I hope you have my e-mail. I'm venting my frustration at you because I don't have an opportunity to do it elsewhere, and you were mentioned in the Yahoo article @ http://ca.lifestyle.yahoo.com/family-relationships/articles/parenting/cp/home_family-how_do_you_break_the_news_about_zoey_to_a_10-year-old_
which I'm usre they would have asked you for permission about.

The fact of the matter is, there is nothing wrong with being a 16-year-old or otherwise young mother. Nor is there anything to hide from your childre about sex, as studies have shown time and time again that ignorance of the facts of life is the main thing that encourages children to conceive early; pick up STDs. Do you know what the infection rate for the sexually active younger demographic is for STDs right now? It's 70-80%! (HPV)

But when the rate's like that, even monogamous married couples have to worry. It's not just an STD. You can pick it up anywhere, like getting a yeast infection. It's not a reason to discourage people from intimate contact. I can't tell you how irreparably harmed I was by the prudes around me; the downturn my life took because I didn't reach out for what was offered to me.

You're not going to get young people to stop making love; it's a beautiful experience. And it's instinctual and natural and they have every right. I'm totally in favour of protection, as is every sane person, but realistically it can't stop other types of transmission, ie non genital-genital contact.

Your judgement is mistaken. It's a beautiful thing that the daughter is pregnant and you shouldn't shy back from explaining it.

There's nothing stupid or unstable about it.

Otherwise you wouldn't have your own daughter, no?

It's all about family support, or having the resources to raise a child. I don't think that's an issuee in this case. One of my friends who was a bully in elementary and middle school ended up a dad, mostly a single dad by age 15. He rose to the challenge; it briings maturity and love.

Don't disparage. Love.
Anyway, judgement is very selfish and reflects on no one but yourself. Leave Britney alone! As Chris Crocker said. He's beautiful too. What right have you to comment on anyone's life? Just because someone's famous doesn't mean they're not a human being. Would you really want people judging you, the same way?

I assure you, no.

RT

Lizbeth

Rob,

I appreciate your well thought out comments. But I don't want to get into an argument about this.

I merely blogged my first response to this news and the AP picked it up. Jamie Lynn herself has said that she is taking responsibility for her actions but that she doesn't think this is the ideal way to start a family.

I merely think that "kids should be kids." They shouldn't be supporting their families through showbiz careers. Parenting is difficult under any circumstance...but I imagine it's more difficult when you're still a child yourself.

I'm sure that Jamie Lynn will love her baby. Just as I'm sure that Britney loves her boys. I just hope both the Spears girls realize that they don't have to earn their parents love by being rich and famous.

logan

jamie lynn is a good girl but a bad thing she did

annalee

WHY IS PEPOLE MAKING A BIG DEAL ABOUT IT SHE ALREDY HAD A BABY && I ALSO THINK SHE IS OLD ENOUGH 2 MAKE HER OWN CHOSSIS ABOUT HER LIFE SHE'S 17 SHE HAD DEVELPOD HER OWN MIND SHE NOS WHATS WRONG && WHATS RITE && IF PEPOLE SAY SHE WONT LUB WEN YOUNG SO BE IT.. LET HER DO HER && YOU DO YOU AND PAYMIND TO UR KID NOT HER && HER FAMILY CALL HER WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL HER BUT MAKE SURE THAT YOU DONT JUGE HER THE WRONG WAY BECAUSE YOU NEVER NOE IF YOUR CHILD MIGHT TUREN OUT THE SAME WAY...

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