I think it's a case by case thing. I've met teen moms who had traumatic childhoods and were determined and completly dedicated to providing a better life for their own children. I have also met teen moms who are just like a typical teenager, immature, selfish, lazy and really don't want to be bothered raising their babies and completly rely on others to do it.I was a teen mom. I had my son at 17, fast foreward 7 years and we're doing great. When I was a single mom, I had to work 40+ hours a week just to have the money to take care of us. I went to night school so I could graduate and my little man was with me every step of the way!Teenagers cannot understand the full consequences of their actions. But I don't think it has any affect on their ability to love and raise a child. Growing up is hard enough, good teen moms do it over night. You put your best foot foreward and try to make the right choices for your family, you will make mistakes...but don't all new parents regaurdless of age?I think MTV does a fantastic job of glamorizing teen parents. But in reality, you have a baby and nobody hands you a car and paycheck and says "goodluck!". You have to figure out how to provide, learn to only count on yourself, and if your lucky you have a support group to help you through the hard times.