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Adolescent Man Insists on Raising His Newborn Child, But His Own Father Takes Unusual Measures to Force Him to Rethink Parenthood.

When the 17-year-old son of the Original Poster (OP) defiantly announced his intentions to raise a child with his underage girlfriend, a tumultuous journey of familial conflict, heightened tensions, and harsh life lessons was set into motion. The escalating pressure led to an intense, teachable showdown, forcing the young couple to confront their naivety head-on. In a dramatic turn of events, the young couple is pushed to the brink, their earlier assertions on parenthood wavering under the weight of their unprecedented reality.

The Unforeseen Announcement

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OP’s seventeen-year-old son reveals that he has impregnated his girlfriend. The parents are taken aback, particularly since the young couple is notorious for being rather irresponsible. The son insists that raising a child won’t be difficult, prompting his parents to contemplate their approach.

The Unyielding Stance

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Despite his parents’ attempts to explore other options, the son remains adamant about having the baby. Tensions rise in the household as any discussion about the situation is brusquely dismissed. The son’s resistance only makes OP more determined to teach him a lesson about the realities of parenthood. The father decides to put together a ‘real-life’ simulation of what being a father will be like.

The Awakening Strategy

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OP introduces the first in a series of challenges to simulate the experience of raising a baby. He wakes his son twice every night, mimicking the sleep disturbances caused by a newborn. After five nights of interrupted sleep, the son’s frustrations start to mount.

The Diaper Test

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OP fabricates a mock baby out of a sack of flour with a diaper. He assigns diaper-changing responsibilities to his son and makes him put a new diaper on every two hours. Sometimes he even puts chocolate sauce on the diaper to simulate ‘a mess,’ and makes his son clean off the flour with baby wipes.

Should the son neglect these duties, he is penalized with a loss of internet access. The harsh realities of regular diaper changes begin to grate on the son’s nerves.

The Gaming Dilemma

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While the son indulges in his gaming activities, OP insists that the “baby” needs to be held. The son casually dismisses the issue, insisting he can multitask. The father’s efforts to instill the concept of constant care seem to be falling on deaf ears. The father goes into the kitchen and grabs a jar of applesauce; he returns and splashes some on his son’s chest, saying the “baby” split up.

The Social Sacrifice

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OP restricts his son’s social outings, citing a lack of babysitters as the reason. The teenager is irked by the sudden imposition on his freedom, adding to the strain of his simulated parental responsibilities. His patience dwindles with every passing day.

The Attention Demand

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In front of his son’s friends, OP stages a scenario to showcase how much attention a baby requires. The son is forced to abandon his friends to tend to his “father’s” needs, facing embarrassment and the relentless pressure of parenthood. The son deems this as the last straw.

The Tipping Point

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A heated confrontation ensues when the son accuses OP of being unrealistic in his portrayal of parenthood. Despite his son’s claims of exaggeration, OP retorts by citing the son’s own fussy infancy. The atmosphere in the house grows denser with each argument.

The Maternal Disagreement

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The husband’s wife steps in, disagreeing with OP’s methods and arguing for their son’s right to make his own decisions. She implies that OP’s attempts to educate their son may be counterproductive. The family unit is now divided, further complicating the dynamics.

The Surprise Visit

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Unbeknownst to everyone, the girlfriend decides to visit the family house to discuss the pregnancy. She is unaware of the teaching methods imposed by OP on their son. The visit provides a new opportunity for OP to expose the harsh realities of parenthood.

The Reconciliation Attempt

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OP tries to reconcile with his son and his girlfriend, explaining his intent behind the tough-love lessons. However, the son refuses to see his father’s point of view. The chasm between the father and son deepens.

The Growing Rift

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The son’s girlfriend becomes upset with the familial discord, causing further strain on their relationship. She feels unsupported and begins to question the couple’s readiness to become parents. The atmosphere in the house becomes more tense and uncomfortable.

The Couple’s Struggle

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The son and his girlfriend grapple with their relationship and impending parenthood, creating an emotional rollercoaster for all involved. Their youthful naivety about raising a child is finally challenged by the realities they’re beginning to acknowledge. They are left questioning whether they are indeed ready for this journey.

The Family Crisis

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OP’s efforts to teach his son about the realities of parenthood begin to have an unintended consequence. The family unit is under intense pressure and is on the brink of falling apart. The situation raises the question of whether the ends justify the means.

Was The Father’s Behavior Appropriate?

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The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here are some of their responses:

Forum Responds

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One reader said, “Yes, it’s a tad ridiculous what you’re doing. But it’s realistic. It’s proportionately appropriate to what your son is going to have to deal with. There are so many people who get all over the moon excited when their teenage children get pregnant, and frankly, I find it repulsive that we encourage that. I think you’re doing the right thing.”

Another Commenter Thinks

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Another responder wrote: “This is the best parenting I’ve heard of in a long time. Also, he should know that even though you change a diaper, feed the kid, talk to it, sometimes they’re going to keep on crying.”

A Third View on The Story

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A different person states, “Who will provide for the child once it’s born? Do they expect you to take responsibility for that? Has he talked about how he is going to pay for housing and care for his new family?”

A Final Perspective on the Matter

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Another viewpoint on the story: “He really doesn’t have a choice in this anymore since the girlfriend is the one who is pregnant. He can’t force her to do anything she doesn’t want to do. Abortion or adoption is not something he can choose now. If she keeps and raises the baby, what would you have him do? Be a deadbeat dad?”

What Do You Think?

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What are your thoughts on their actions?

What would you have done in this situation?

This story is inspired by a Reddit thread.

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