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Re: 20 weeks old.

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:28 am
by gnads
Granny Anna Clampett :lol:

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I get grandad & the wife gets Ma Ma at present :D

Re: 20 weeks old.

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:41 am
by Rosie
Congratulations Anna I hope all goes well =D>

I grew up in a little village in the Midlands and all the kids I knew had a Grandma or a Granny except for one girl who had a nanna and as a kid I always thought that very strange.

Re: 20 weeks old.

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:47 am
by tedster
i became a grandad last year,,,pops for me :wink:

Re: 20 weeks old.

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:00 am
by Blue...
how old is ur daughter anna?

Re: 20 weeks old.

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:32 pm
by anna
gnads wrote:Granny Anna Clampett :lol:

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I get grandad & the wife gets Ma Ma at present :D
:lol: Gnads your pushing it :evil: .. :D
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my daughter is 23 in may Blue ..why ? ..its not my daughter thats having the baby its my sons partner :D

Re: 20 weeks old.

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:34 pm
by anna
Rosie wrote:Congratulations Anna I hope all goes well =D>

I grew up in a little village in the Midlands and all the kids I knew had a Grandma or a Granny except for one girl who had a nanna and as a kid I always thought that very strange.
thanks Rosie..

Re: 20 weeks old.

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:02 am
by Blue...
its just that i like when mums have their children younger so that grand parents are still young enough to play with them, take them places, grow up with them :D

i also believe young mothers are far better parents... IMO

Re: 20 weeks old.

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:13 am
by sherri
I don't think you can make any hard and fast rules about how good a parent will be, according to their age.
Except I do think a lot of the IVF women in their 60s might face an uphill battle.

People are delaying having families for a lot of reasons but I think a biggie these days is people in their 20s and early 30s think they are 'young'.
I have struck that with some of the teachers at schools, where some who are 28 will say they are far too young to think of settling down yet.
It's a very different mind set to people that age in the '70s.

I think the reality is the same as it has always been. People are best off having their children between about 20-40, if they want to have active grandparents around for their children.

Re: 20 weeks old.

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:22 am
by Blue...
40 sherri?

are you serious?

two generations of people having their first child at 40 will see NO grand parents at all... and if they are still alive, how many grandparents do you see running around with kids that are over 80 years old?

The medical profession says that there’s way more chance of having medical problems at around the age of even 35, and that of having down syndrome babies etc… not that that’s a hard and fast rule either…

the other thing that I have noted (not a hard and fast rule either) but younger mums will jump on naughty kids and keep them under control… the older ones just let them run wild like that they just can’t be bothered… the poor old things probably out of puff..

Re: 20 weeks old.

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:32 am
by sherri
I said between 20-40.
I agree, if you had a child at 40 and your child had a child at 40, then that would make you an old grandparent, if you were still around at all.

But I have known a few parents to have children when in their early 40s (never their first child) and they have made a success of it.
It was very common in the days of our ancestors for women to have children between the ages of 17-46. Often about 15. Mind you, they usually lost a few along the way to illnesses we would probably overcome these days.

Re: 20 weeks old.

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:40 am
by sherri
oh and this is just an aside but the post is reminding me of it.
Talk about making me feel old. :lol:
Back in 199* I was teaching a girl called J******. Year 3 this was, so she would have been about 8 years old.
This year, I am teaching her daughter, who is going on for 7 years old. It took me about 3 weeks to stop calling S*****, J****** as she looks so much like her mother at that age.

Now the only problem I see with this scenario is that the grandmother is in fact the one having to have a big input to bringing up S*****. My conclusion is that although 16 might be physically mature enough to have children, it is easier to cope in our society if you are a few years older.

Re: 20 weeks old.

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:30 am
by champion.
gnads wrote:Granny Anna Clampett :lol:

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:lol: :lol: :lol: ......congratulations anna. :wink:

Re: 20 weeks old.

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:52 am
by anna
i thought that would tickle you Chimp :twisted: :D

Re: 20 weeks old.

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:19 pm
by anna
Blue... wrote:its just that i like when mums have their children younger so that grand parents are still young enough to play with them, take them places, grow up with them :D

i also believe young mothers are far better parents... IMO
i think it depends on the mentality of the young mums ..i no a few young mums ,thats arent capable of looking after them selfs never mind a child ..but on the other hand ,i also know a few who are doing an amazing job .

Re: 20 weeks old.

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:45 am
by Globalmyths
My father was 52 years old when I was born. So no grand parents on his side. On my mothers side my grand mother passed away the year before I was born. And my grandfather died the year I was born. So poor little Bruce had no grand parents to annoy as he grew up