06-09-2011, 08:46 AM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Temporary Resident of Earth Lord Only Knows Where Next
| | Re: 2nd grandchild on way, but who is daddy?
This is a trend that has been increasing in the US (And abroad) for years. At this time, over 40% of the births in the US are out of wedlock. I myself have 6 grand nieces and nephews and all were born out of wedlock. The parental roll models for these young mommies and daddies run the gambit. From ultra conservative Christians who held a firm rein on their kids to ultra liberal atheists who were good parents but set no boundaries to low moral and poorly skilled parents. This thread could run a thousand pages with the how's and whys this is occurring with many factors such as parenting, porn, drugs, education, moral break down, government entitlements... and on and on. But the single factor I saw in these family members was a lack of accountability or concern for the consequences for their actions. The most interesting aspect to me is that in all cases but one, they took responsibility for the child as a couple after the birth. One couple has since married and I think they will do just fine. Some of the others have some serious cards stacked against them.
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