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12-Year Old Girl & 13-Year Old Boy Welcome a Girl in UK, Parents are “Supportive”

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If the bottom part of your mouth is on the floor, it is completely understandable.

A 12 year old girl and a 13 year old teenage boy in the UK have welcomed a child together; a baby girl.

The bizarre story is even more dumbfounding because the father of the girl has stated that “No Shame in this, we’re just proud of her”.

Last weekend, the unidentified 12-year old mom gave birth. She was pregnant at 11 while in primary school.

Today, a man claiming to be the girl’s father called in during a live radio programme to declare his support. Daily Mail UK reports.

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“We found out she was pregnant a month ago. That means she was eight months pregnant. The baby is going to come into the world no matter what.

You can just be supportive about it. The families on both sides are going to be very supportive about it. It is heartbreaking, but you can’t turn back time. You can only go forwards.

We don’t know where it happened. What you’re implying is that we knew they were having sexual intercourse in bedrooms. No. We cannot keep her wrapped up her whole life.” he said.

“The couple’s” story appears in the new issue of The Sun. Although their faces are blurred due to legal reasons (they’re minors), they are seen holding the child together.

The mother of the 12-year, was also a teenage mother. At 27, she is now one of the youngest grandmothers in Britain.

To show support, the girl’s father says “I can’t keep a watch on her 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You don’t know what has gone on and once the mistake has been made, you can only support them.”

The 12 year old girl has a 3-year old sister and a 9-year old brother.

Their combined ages make them the youngest recorded parents in Britain.

33 Comments

  1. Temi

    April 16, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Apparently, no age is too young to start teaching Sex Ed.

  2. appledoesntfallfarfromthetree!!!

    April 16, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    This is what happens when kids have kids. There is a trend here. Although I don’t pray it happens, just watch this baby will become a mother at a young age as well. As for the father, sure you can’t supervise your child all the time, but you can instill some moral reasoning in them. This child is far too young to be sexually active, she should be playing with dolls at this age. She probably saw her parents doing it and decided to try it too. If care is not taking her younger siblings will follow.

    • Temi Tope Adebayo

      April 16, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      You are right!! Your reasoning is absolutely an A+

  3. Warri Babe

    April 16, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    I saw this news this morning but it looked very fake to be true, didn’t bother digging further…Nna mehn, I’m speechless o ’cause what do you call this? the papa wey dey yarn rubbish make hin lock up abeg, it’s totally a failure on his path. I guess there’s nothing new under the sun, God bless the child, keep him/her and help the child to be ‘distinct’.

  4. Temi Tope Adebayo

    April 16, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Wow! Let’s pray for,them and wish the baby good health. I always talk to my kids especially my only girl . Wait wait wait!!! Until you have a husband and always be careful. Even though she is 13. I will never get tired too with the boys!!! To be a parent it is not easy o!

  5. YankeeLiving_NaijaBornFlyGuy

    April 16, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    People pretend too much world over; especially Nigerians. And I am a Nigerian man. Here’s the deal: no one is condoning promiscuity but this younger generation is exposed to sex 24/7 via internet,radio, movies, etc. Our job as elders is to not keep our heads in the sand or in our a*s; but to be candid and frank with the younger generation about the dos and donts/pros and cons of sex..which is best enjoyed in marriage. As per their ages, real talk once a woman is ripe after puberty biologically speaking her body is ready for sex – we need to have more sex education and stop acting “shocked” when these such stories happen. This is the reality of the world we live in. Wake up folks. Act. Do Something. You have an “obligation after an observation” — anyone can talk and type on the keypad. It’s more difficult to get up and actually create the suggested change desired to be seen.

    • Temi

      April 16, 2014 at 9:55 pm

      Nigeria doesn’t teach Sex Ed though, its abstinence and i think that in itself is a problem. Uganda started teaching both when high school kids started contracting HIV at an alarming rate through unprotected sex.

    • omalichaspeaks.blogspot.com

      April 17, 2014 at 2:07 am

      Babies having babies, na wa.

  6. Dr. N

    April 16, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    True. 12 is young but many 14 year olds in Nig are having babies. I remember doing a research in a shelter for unwed mothers. I was so sure most of them were raped. Guess d % that was raped? Less than 2%! We have a big job countering the sex-is-fun-n-has-no-consequences mentality the media is preaching.

    drnsmusings.wordpress.com

    • No wonder

      April 17, 2014 at 12:15 pm

      My mum had my sister at the age of 14. She was already married and no it was not forced. She and my Dad made the decision to get married. She only went to primary school and after that, nothing to do than to get married. They are still married today and she says no regrets. If you have a good support system around you, go for it. At that time, she had her mum, sisters, aunties and village people who could easily take care of the baby for you and help you out. In eastern Europe, giving birth at that age is not surprising.

      But our modernisation today no dey see road and individualism na wa. Na only me and my husband o, other people na strangers, shior, then you employ someone you don’t know from Adams to take care of your kids and when bad things start happening, you blame devil when you have termed all the family members as devils in the first place. As a woman, if your body pass puberty, you are ready to give birth, taking care of the baby is another thing. She has a good support system so nothing wrong with it. The only thing is this forced marriage that I don’t like. End of discussion

  7. Shazz

    April 16, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I am dumbfounded that an 11 year old was pregnant or even having sex at that young age. But worried it is happening? Nah! There’s sex and drugs influence everywhere. In the celebrities lifestyle the media portrays, celebrating and promoting the ones who are promiscuous et al…

    As for the parent’s been supportive? Well, to be very honest it has happened, it has happened. What do you do when you are not God to condemn your own child? You pray, support them to raise another human, help them grow up to be better adults as condemning them may only result in rebellion.
    The gift of a new born to the world is not sad news. Can they be responsible for that child? No! Hence their parent’s support.

  8. memebaby

    April 16, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    and recently my sis told me an 11 yr old boy asked her out… she knew what to tell him after he vomited those words (will you be my gf) from his mouth! what sort of nonsense is going on.. that is how it start.. apparently, its a normal thing for kids her age below 14 to have bf’s and gf’s .their folks find it cute..not in an african home it ain’t!…it’s never too early to talk about these things to your kids or young siblings because these kids are exposed to sex everyday..sigh

  9. Concerned_Boyfriend

    April 16, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    PREACH!!!! @YankeeLiving_NaijaBornFlyGuy. The exposure to sexually suggestive material is overwhelming to say the least. I’m really scared for the Millennials (those born in the late 90’s, 2000 and above). I was in the car with my 7 years old niece the other day and it dawned on me how sexual immoralities and sexually suggestive materials have saturated our media. From one radio channel to another, the content were sexually charged. I had to turn off the radio after every other song playing on the radio is about giving heads, shaking ass, drugs and the likes. The world we (X-gen) grew up in has been compromised and it’s unfortunate this new generation would never understand what it means to do things at the appropriate time.

    • Bleed Blue

      April 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

      @Concerned_Boyfriend. Tell me about it!

      As my friend will say “Na from clap, dance dey start”.
      As far as I’m concerned, “Na from twerking….”

  10. Nana Hammond

    April 16, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    12 year old girls get pregnant and have the baby in Yankee oh & it’s not news. My cousin who works in a hospital gists me constantly. We are talking because this one had hers. Let’s not talk about the number of abortions kids that age have here in Yankee. Or should we touch the reality that many of them become sexually active as early as 7 years old that by 12 they are pros. Abeg, it’s reality even though it’s very scary. 30 years ago, my 14 year old cousin got pregnant and had the baby boy & he’s now a medical doctor. Sex ed or no sex ed, curiosity most times will get kids. It has to be a combination of not exposing them to things like unsupervised interactions with the opposite gender, ensuring they are not bombarded with negative media content, their parents making them feel secure enough to ask questions and discuss their sexual feelings with them/having a healthy fear of disappointing their parents & sex ed etc. Only a combination program can work, but to just say sex ed will do it is silly.

  11. Jones

    April 16, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Let’s call it; as we see it, people … We are ‘living in the end times.’

    Wetin else remain 4 person to see or hear of in today’s world that would still really surprise us. Be like say … I must go church dis Sunday.

  12. NNENNE

    April 16, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    BN you guys are late. I have seen this in the US years back. There has also been an incident of 9 year old mother in the news. And yes there are maternity schools, with child care ,for those kids stay in school.
    I digress***Our people need to know that HIV is not only contacted by sex. Any activity that exposes you to someone’s blood and body fluid, can give you HIV, if that person is infected like sharing sharps…needles, blades, tooth brushes, nail clippers;touching blood or body secretions without gloves because you may have an open cut and not know.

  13. Temi Tope Adebayo

    April 16, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    I could not agree more with all the comments.. let’s just look around and see what is going on: Media frenzy , women dancing exposing boobs, butts, men showing chest with hair, wearing speedos”’ !!! the only thing to do is to talk to your kids and give them advice.. this world is an upside down world.. now kids know everything.. when I was a kid.. i dare not look a boy in the eyes.. and we waited until marriage. abstinence.. now not many kids do it.. many girls and boys also grow up in families where both parents don’t care much.. or mother is single and dating left and right, or father is married and chasing women left and right.. like he can’t hold up his trousers.. so what do we expect.. just look at this girl.. her mother got her at a young age , her father does not live with them.. if you look at the background of both families.. something is missing here.. WONDERS SHALL NEVER END!! let’s pray for our own boys and girls.. Like my grany says.. we all have our own problems that can be enough for lappa, headtie, and top.

  14. HOI

    April 17, 2014 at 7:19 am

    bella naija i have been calling ur advert line for weeks now no one is picking. i need to contact u guys asap

  15. Xtsy

    April 17, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Nothing great about britain anymore, this is more the norm rather than the exception

  16. journey to self

    April 17, 2014 at 8:16 am

    two days ago i saw inyanya’s video “headswell” i was so disgusted, i was upset, those girls are…..that video should be BANNED!!! i dont even have the right words for them, im so scared for my unborn kids, i pray for God’s guidiance and wisdom to raise our kids, cos mehn its getting worse everyday

  17. KarmenSimms

    April 17, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Hmmmn…what do u xpect when shows like “Teen Mom” are out there and have huge ratings. It sends the message that its okay to follow the same route. When we as elders fail to enforce censorship this is what happens. We indulge our children and give them everything they want. U see a 9-10 year old girl going in to watch a PG 13 movie or even 18+ movies. All you can do right now is ensure u employ some kind of tough love so they can learn from the experience. Kids raising a kid…May God help them.

  18. Anon

    April 17, 2014 at 9:43 am

    We’re living in end times is a hackneyed comment.

    The breakdown of the family has been on the cards for yonks. Like Kenneth Clarke said “the feral underclass.”

    • FYI

      April 18, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      call a spade a spade. Compare morality of the former generation and now. Things that used to be frowned at are now glorified. Premarital sex, adultery, homosexuality… they are viewed as the norm nowadays. The more the sexual scenes, the more the movie sells. All these are signs of the last days.

  19. DJ STELCH

    April 17, 2014 at 9:51 am

    See how celebrated they are.. But if a 35yr Old Nigerian Man decides to marry a 14yr old girl, the whole world Roars… #HYPOCRITES!!
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    ¤GROWN MAN IN A YOUNG BODY¤

    • Tiki

      April 17, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      I feel totally justified in calling you a pedophiliac idiot.

    • Anon

      April 17, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      Paedophilia is different from pubescent people having sex. You need an education on the difference.

  20. Olufunmi

    April 17, 2014 at 11:18 am

    I’m just wondering, why exactly are kids their age thinking about sex??

    ladywannabeblog.blogspot.com

  21. Fola

    April 17, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Who exactly are those hypocrites?because none of the comments i read above has a celebration tone.the issue makin front page in Sun or being news in Britain where it hapnd doesnt realy signify an endorsement.
    It think it is more like dem sayim ‘Beware’

  22. @edDREAMZ

    April 17, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Mehn, since i just dey dull myself….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  23. Tiki

    April 17, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Lol I think BN censored my comment. For the first time ever. It was kinda harsh though so *shrugs*.

    comparing unprotected sex between a 12 and 13 year old and the rape of a 14yr old by a 35yr old is sick, and smacks of an excuse used by a pedophile. How disgusting can a human being be?

  24. blomms

    April 17, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    So 13 years boy Don get sperm nd 12 years Don dey menstrate na wha ooo jah bless us sha

  25. prettykingdom

    August 7, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    so it’s true, well it’s seems to b normal cause d Muslims are real cooperate of this too, I pray that God gives d grandparents d strength to tk care of d couple to become adults

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