So what do you do when you're 16 and pregnant?


artist
on Dec 21, 2007 @ 11:43 am

Jamie Lynn Spears pregnant.

Anyone surprised?


 


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artist
oops on Dec 21, 2007 @ 11:48 am

I think I should have titled this discussion: Teen Pregnancy.

I can't say that I really feel bad for her. Mistakes do happen, but they can be prevented.

At least she's taking the responsibility to raise the baby herself, like a normal kid. That is the only thing that I can give her credit for... but let's hope that she doesn't take advice on child raising from Britney.
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mamaluv
train wreck on Dec 21, 2007 @ 01:14 pm

No disrespect intended toward the Spears family, but wow - there are some serious problems there! It seems every time I turn on Entertainment Tonight there is another piece of negative news about them.

As far as Jamie Lynn, I guess I see it a little differently. Teens are having sex, and condoms and the Pill are not guaranteed contraceptives. If she were anyone else than Britney's sister, it would have barely made a blip on the radar. I give her credit for taking her responsibility seriously, but she is so deep in the spotlight because of her family that she can't be too surprised that everyone's talking about her.

Remember when Keisha Castle-Hughes got pregnant at 16? She had completed filming the Nativity movie (what was it called?) just before this, which is so ironic! And yet, other than some oh-so-funny comments by some media outlets, people pretty much forgot all about it.

Call me a head-in-the-sand conservative, but I don't think teens should have sex until they are old enough to understand the consequences. For some people that might be 15 or 16, but I think most kids aren't wise enough until much older. I had friends who had sex early, and it was only divine intervention that protected them from disease and pregnancy.

JMO ;)
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spotty
get to the root of the matter ... on Dec 21, 2007 @ 05:31 pm

I'm kind of w/ mamaluv on this one. I think Jamie Lynn and her sister's behavior stems from their upbringing, to a degree. I've got to wonder what it must have been like growing up in that house!!

Naturally, kids/teens are curious about sexuality. But somewhere along the line their parents failed at demonstrating the importance of sexual responsibility and promiscuity. As much as we like to shake our heads that these 2 girls (and gobs of teens and young women just like them), I think a lot of the fault lies w/ their parents.

On a side note, I think teenagers that make poor choices like this one is a big reason why a lot of adults are afraid to have children!!
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artist
Irony on Dec 22, 2007 @ 10:02 pm

The funny thing is that the character that she plays on Zoey 101 (Zoey) is supposed to be a very smart, popular girl who makes smart decisions and is actually the one that is mean to the boys and protects her girlfriends from them. I have seen the show before. That portrayal of Zoey by Jamie-Lynn was really good on her part.

I heard that Nicklodeon was thinking of doing a series about teen pregnancy with Zoey being pregnant. I think that would such a huge contradiction because Zoey is suppose to be the smart girl.

The saddest part to me is that she is a role model to many tweens and older children. many of the parents found out through their own kids that Jamie-Lynn was pregnant. I don't know about you, but if I was a Mom and I found out that my child's favourite teen star was having a kid of her own at that age... I wouldn 't be too pleased at all.
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Bubblybunny
Still in shock on Dec 23, 2007 @ 11:29 am

When I first read about her pregnancy, I thought, "Nah...they probably got the story wrong." But when the story keep showing up on entertainment news, I was like, "Are you serious?!" I just couldn't believe it.

Many of you brought up very valid points. I think there are many factors that lead to Jamie-Lynn's pregnancy. Perhaps they did use preventions but still managed to get pregnant. Having said that, I agree with mamaluv that kids shouldn't be having sex until they have a full understand of the responsibility and consequences of having sex. I know a lot of people who used contraception, including myself, and I don't know anyone personally who got unplanned pregnancy. So if Jamie-Lynn and her boyfriend used contraception and still got pregnant, then that says to me that they were either stupid or they were careless because they didn't fully grasp the importance of using contraception.

I also agree that had this poor girl not been famous, her pregnancy wouldn't have been an interest to anyone but them. I sympathize with her because it's bad enough that she is 16, pregnant and scared; now she has to face her mistake in front of the whole world and be scrutinized by the media at every step of the way.

What shocked me the most though was how Jamie-Lynn could possibly have NOT learned from Britney. When Britney had her first baby, I honestly believed that she was going to be a good mom and that the media was not being fair. Now pregnant with her 3rd child, I know she's just irresponsible. She can barely take care of herself and her 2 sons, why didn't she take more precautions when having sex? And if I have an older sister who's screwed up her life and her children's lives so badly, I would think twice before having sex and I'd take every precaution not to get pregnant.

I just hope Jamie-Lynn will not follow her sister's foot step and that she will be a better mother Britney is to her own children.
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khourianya
I don't think Britney has confirmed a 3rd pregnancy yet on Jan 02, 2008 @ 01:25 pm

As far as I know it is still in the rumour stage.

I wasn't particularly surprised to hear Jamie Lynn was preggo. But I did find it funny that the day it broke to the media, the headlines were "Pregnancy Shocker - Jamie Lynn Spears to be a mom", "Britney didn't know about the pregnancy" and "Lynne Spears book on parenting 'delayed indefinitely' "

Me thinks a mom was too busy looking at her kids as a paycheque and not enough time looking at her own responsibility - so the fact that Britney is a trainwreck opf a mom shouldn't be a surprise to anyone...and Jamie Lynn...well that could have almost been predicted....
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