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Will you consider having a kid at 19 years old?
« on: October 25, 2015, 01:22:24 pm »
http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/volunteer-group-wants-19-year-olds-think-about-starting-families

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LEONG WAI KIT

SINGAPORE – A volunteer parenthood group wants to get people from as young as 19 years old to start thinking of having children. To do this, the group called I Love Children, is planning games such as Escape Room Adventures with parenthood messages.

It wants the youths to think about fertility, finances and lifestyles that would affect their decision to start a family.

The group used to focus on young adults above 21 years old, but it found in recent years, through interactions with the young adults, that younger Singaporeans do not know that there are higher risks in late pregnancies.

They also found that not many young adults want to have children by age 30.

The plans were announced at the group’s 10th anniversary today (Oct 24).

Said president of the group Joni Ong: “19 years old seems like a good age because at 19 years, they’re mature enough to think about love, think about dating, about courtship, about future marriages, so we are going into tertiary institutions.

“In fact, we’ve started having dialogue sessions in tertiary institutions and we are having really good focus group discussions and sharing with them that the definition of success should include starting a family. Of course, that should be preceded by marriage.” CHANNEL NEWSASIA

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Re: Will you consider having a kid at 19 years old?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2015, 10:35:26 pm »
One word: nope.

edit: had passed that age long ago, but still wouldn't recommend it for anyone else.

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Re: Will you consider having a kid at 19 years old?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2015, 10:44:04 pm »
thinking about=/= having. nothing wrong with planning for the future

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Re: Will you consider having a kid at 19 years old?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2015, 05:56:07 pm »
I think its a good idea. Should learn about sex and its implications.


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Re: Will you consider having a kid at 19 years old?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2015, 06:12:39 pm »
they think woman no need to study meh, 19 yr old still yr lei.. can continued to study for degree. you tell me 21yr old still ok la.

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Re: Will you consider having a kid at 19 years old?
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2015, 10:04:33 pm »
they think woman no need to study meh, 19 yr old still yr lei.. can continued to study for degree. you tell me 21yr old still ok la.

maybe educational institutions should support the concept. having a small age gap with children is quite a nice thing

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Re: Will you consider having a kid at 19 years old?
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2015, 08:51:40 am »
Its difficult to have kids or even get married at a young age (excluding shotgun).
Everything in sg is so expensive now. After graduation, most ppl are working hard to get promotion etc. After marriage, for woman, still need to work to have dual income for the family unless the husband is rich...

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Re: Will you consider having a kid at 19 years old?
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2015, 09:41:40 am »
maybe educational institutions should support the concept. having a small age gap with children is quite a nice thing

How to focus on study when you had a kids? So I dun really agree with having children at such a young age. 19yr old. not really a legal adult yet.


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Re: Will you consider having a kid at 19 years old?
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2015, 09:55:48 am »
19 is too young, cannot afford to give children a better life when everything is so ex in sg.

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Re: Will you consider having a kid at 19 years old?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2015, 01:18:34 pm »
I think a lot of you guys have wrong concept about this topic. They are asking 19yo to start planning for their future family. Not start making babies at 19.

Meaning at 19yo, when do u plan to start having a family. When you're 25? Or 28? How much do you have to save to be financially be ready to have babies. What about your career? Is you or your spouse going to give up their profession to be a home maker?

Things like that, or rather the thought process of wanting to start a family. Sg is too absorbed in the working profession, too stressed about money, no time to make babies. By the time reach 30+yo then plan to have children, some people will then realized it might be a little too late for them.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2015, 01:26:58 pm by Beefballs »

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Re: Will you consider having a kid at 19 years old?
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2015, 02:11:29 pm »
I think a lot of you guys have wrong concept about this topic. They are asking 19yo to start planning for their future family. Not start making babies at 19.

Meaning at 19yo, when do u plan to start having a family. When you're 25? Or 28? How much do you have to save to be financially be ready to have babies. What about your career? Is you or your spouse going to give up their profession to be a home maker?

Things like that, or rather the thought process of wanting to start a family. Sg is too absorbed in the working profession, too stressed about money, no time to make babies. By the time reach 30+yo then plan to have children, some people will then realized it might be a little too late for them.
Lol i think the title misleading. If start planning at 19 i think is ok, i also planned ard that age

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Re: Will you consider having a kid at 19 years old?
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2015, 03:13:57 pm »
Lol i think the title misleading. If start planning at 19 i think is ok, i also planned ard that age

but still too young la. 19yr old only.

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Re: Will you consider having a kid at 19 years old?
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2015, 03:35:31 pm »
but still too young la. 19yr old only.
It's planning only. 19yr old plan to get married ten yrs later, ok ma

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Re: Will you consider having a kid at 19 years old?
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2015, 05:03:39 pm »
It's planning only. 19yr old plan to get married ten yrs later, ok ma

At that age who really know what they want. it is still too young. dun even start work yet.

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Re: Will you consider having a kid at 19 years old?
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2015, 06:30:16 pm »
I think this is about preparing the young adults for parenthood early bah? ???

Anyway, if they are seriously thinking about addressing our birthrate in singapore, they should ban the sale of condoms here ...

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