Seasoned support for teen moms | The Columbus Dispatch

Jillian Compton, 18, with her month-old son, Elyjah Lowery, has absorbed advice from Stacie Hines, 38, through the 5-year-old Moms Offering Mentoring Support program in Delaware County. Full Story
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Lolita Shih Tzu

Columbus, OH

#1 Sep 14, 2010
Seems to be a good program. But it would be better to prevent teenagers of having babies and devote their 'efforts' to get an education. What kind of future awaits for these children?
marine mom

Mount Gilead, OH

#2 Sep 14, 2010
if this is a volunteer mentoring group, why do they need grant money?
i think it is admirable that these ladies are helping these girls, but why do they expect to be paid for it? especially with taxpayers dollars.
Liddleguy

Columbus, OH

#3 Sep 14, 2010
marine mom wrote:
if this is a volunteer mentoring group, why do they need grant money?
i think it is admirable that these ladies are helping these girls, but why do they expect to be paid for it? especially with taxpayers dollars.
Who said they expected to be paid for it? Maybe they need the money for a facility to hold their meetings in, informational pamphlets, utilities and cupcakes.
Reality check

Columbus, OH

#4 Sep 14, 2010
They should shove some money into teaching these kids to keep there legs shut until there old enough to take care of there own responsibilities. For every one of these children raising children, there are about 10 more whose parents end up raising those illegitimate children.
Veteran from Columbus

Columbus, OH

#6 Sep 14, 2010
Love it!! I am glad to see an increasing issue being addressed and positive reactions to the solution.
Hillary for President

Columbus, OH

#7 Sep 14, 2010
How about these "seasoned" moms use thier time more wisely by speaking to these girls before they get knocked up by the unemployed bum still living in his parents basement. That might do the world a favor. Also, take them to the doctor to get the old tubes tied.
Hillary for President

Columbus, OH

#8 Sep 14, 2010
Liddleguy wrote:
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Who said they expected to be paid for it? Maybe they need the money for a facility to hold their meetings in, informational pamphlets, utilities and cupcakes.
Maybe they could use the money for depo-provera and the like.
Veteran from Columbus

Columbus, OH

#9 Sep 14, 2010
Lolita Shih Tzu wrote:
Seems to be a good program. But it would be better to prevent teenagers of having babies and devote their 'efforts' to get an education. What kind of future awaits for these children?
I agree, but maybe that can be another program to be started. It should be a beginning and an ending. I would love to do something like this on both ends...to inform young ladies and men that they should wait, but if they don't there is a program that is willing to assist you after the fact. I just think it would be strategic to have a solution on both ends. It's hard having kids whether married or single, educated or uneducated. We just need to inform our youth more..so you with me on this LST?
mark

Columbus, OH

#10 Sep 14, 2010
Sign me up. I'm all about another taxpayer funded welfare program that coddles people and tells them that their lifestyle decisions will ultimately be subsidized by those who didn't make such choices. Just another example of our long, slow decent into a broken, welfare state.
Lolita Shih Tzu

Columbus, OH

#11 Sep 14, 2010
Veteran from Columbus wrote:
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I agree, but maybe that can be another program to be started. It should be a beginning and an ending. I would love to do something like this on both ends...to inform young ladies and men that they should wait, but if they don't there is a program that is willing to assist you after the fact. I just think it would be strategic to have a solution on both ends. It's hard having kids whether married or single, educated or uneducated. We just need to inform our youth more..so you with me on this LST?
I 'm with you, Veteran!
Although there are official programs, we need a group of pregnant women or moms warning the teenagers about pregnancy like this group.
Lauren

Columbus, OH

#12 Sep 14, 2010
Has anyone else ever made a mistake?! Thank God for programs like this. I was a pregnant teen. Now because of getting help when I needed it, I am a working, college graduate. Do not let stereotypes confuse the fact that there is a chance for these girls and their children to succeed. Prevention is great. But for some it's too late. You have to make the best out of a bad situation- can you even imagine how scared these girls are?! Awesome story!
TNBuckeye

Murfreesboro, TN

#13 Sep 14, 2010
Lauren wrote:
Has anyone else ever made a mistake?! Thank God for programs like this. I was a pregnant teen. Now because of getting help when I needed it, I am a working, college graduate. Do not let stereotypes confuse the fact that there is a chance for these girls and their children to succeed. Prevention is great. But for some it's too late. You have to make the best out of a bad situation- can you even imagine how scared these girls are?! Awesome story!
Great comment!!! The same people bashing these girls probably supported Palin for VP!!! Remember, she had a pregnant teen daughter. It is a support group to help people. Many pregnant teens can and do go on to lead very positive lives.
mom of 3

Portsmouth, OH

#14 Sep 14, 2010
i thought it was a great piece maybe the parents should help THERE own kids keep there legs shut and the reason why this program was started is to help teen moms go through the unexpected because they dont have anyone to go to or talk to about pretection or anything eles they are curious to know and that is what this program is to help them think about what they can do if they decide to go through it again and to give them advice and to teach them what they need to no! you dont no what they have gone through u dont no what they are thinking! maybe this is away of them thinking maybe if i sleep with this guy maybe he will love me because i dont have that from anyone eles u never judge anyone! this program is nonjudgemental! do u like to be judge? i no i dont! think about it
mom of 3

Portsmouth, OH

#15 Sep 14, 2010
i no how u feel i was a teen mom and it has changed me i have a great job and 3 beauitful kids and a loving husband im in this mom group and i love u see kids in and out its sad to see but theres really nothing u can do but give them advice
Dirk

Columbus, OH

#16 Sep 14, 2010
mom of 3 wrote:
i thought it was a great piece maybe the parents should help THERE own kids keep there legs shut and the reason why this program was started is to help teen moms go through the unexpected because they dont have anyone to go to or talk to about pretection or anything eles they are curious to know and that is what this program is to help them think about what they can do if they decide to go through it again and to give them advice and to teach them what they need to no! you dont no what they have gone through u dont no what they are thinking! maybe this is away of them thinking maybe if i sleep with this guy maybe he will love me because i dont have that from anyone eles u never judge anyone! this program is nonjudgemental! do u like to be judge? i no i dont! think about it
Now, can we drum up some money for you to go back to school and learn to write?
Lacey

Westerville, OH

#17 Sep 14, 2010
Mom of 3,
It is obvious you failed English 8, 9, and 10!!
Just what the heck are you trying to say?
smitty

Springboro, OH

#19 Sep 14, 2010
I think that what they fail to tell girls in Sex Ed 101 is that guys will say ANYTHING in order to "get some". What the guys don't say though, is that if girl happens to get knocked up, she's on her own. She'll be sitting home, 9 months along or caring for a crying newborn, while he is out partying with his friends or trying to talk the next girl into giving it up. He'll ignore her, tell people SHE'S a tramp & generally treat her like dirt, etc. etc. No, not all guys, but hey, we're talking about teenage boys here, so let's be realistic.
bud weidman

United States

#20 Sep 14, 2010
mom of 3 wrote:
i thought it was a great piece maybe the parents should help THERE own kids keep there legs shut and the reason why this program was started is to help teen moms go through the unexpected because they dont have anyone to go to or talk to about pretection or anything eles they are curious to know and that is what this program is to help them think about what they can do if they decide to go through it again and to give them advice and to teach them what they need to no! you dont no what they have gone through u dont no what they are thinking! maybe this is away of them thinking maybe if i sleep with this guy maybe he will love me because i dont have that from anyone eles u never judge anyone! this program is nonjudgemental! do u like to be jud ge? i no i dont! think about it
you must mean mom of 3 IQ
Lolita Shih Tzu

Columbus, OH

#21 Sep 14, 2010
Lauren wrote:
Has anyone else ever made a mistake?! Thank God for programs like this. I was a pregnant teen. Now because of getting help when I needed it, I am a working, college graduate. Do not let stereotypes confuse the fact that there is a chance for these girls and their children to succeed. Prevention is great. But for some it's too late. You have to make the best out of a bad situation- can you even imagine how scared these girls are?! Awesome story!
That's the point: they should be scared BEFORE getting pregnant to prevent being scared when pregnant!
Tubal is not an option

Dublin, OH

#22 Sep 14, 2010
Hillary for President wrote:
How about these "seasoned" moms use thier time more wisely by speaking to these girls before they get knocked up by the unemployed bum still living in his parents basement. That might do the world a favor. Also, take them to the doctor to get the old tubes tied.
Just an FYI alot of doctors will not tie these girls tubes until they are a certain age and alot of insurance companies wont even pay for it until their a certain ago.

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