by Lee Ji-young of Soongsil University in Seoul
Do you think that you will be a father or mother tomorrow? There are many college students who are parents, more than you think these days. A figure released by Sisa Seoul, a newspaper, showed two out of 10 university students have been pregnant or have gotten their girlfriends pregnant. Unplanned pregnancy is the worst mistake students can make.
There are several reasons that being student-parents is the biggest mistake for college students: responsibility, freedom and feelings. First, they aren’t ready for the children because they can’t even take care of themselves. A baby died when his young parents were gaming in an Internet cafe, according to press reports. Second, they should live only for their children, not themselves. They can’t study or hang out with their friends anymore. They lose their own lives because of the baby. Last, they don’t love each other anymore. Actually some students who become parents look after a baby alone because their husband or wife left them, and many of these students decide to abandon their baby for economic reasons.
Pregnancy is not a fantasy but a reality of life. There are a lot of things to be concerned about while raising and nurturing a child such as food and education. To be a student-parent is a colossal blunder and also dangerous. Being a parent is something to be considered carefully and thought over for a long time.
Source: The Korea Times
as a child born to parents still in university,
i'm not pleased by your remarks.