8. Pressure

Our current society frowns on younger parents, so not many people are pressurised into starting a family young. However, there may be circumstances when it does happen, such as eager would-be grandparents or fathers. You should only be a young parent if it's the right thing for you.

I'm not knocking young parents, as some younger people make excellent parents.

There are advantages, such as being a young, active grandparent, and having your children off your hands when you're only in your forties! However, there are lots of reasons to consider postponing parenthood until you are older. Take everything into consideration, and do what is right for you and the children you want. What do you think - is it better to be a young parent, or wait until later?

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