I realize that because you are 18 you think you are very mature for your age, but the fact of the matter is that you cannot possibly be as mature as you really think you are. You see, you have not experienced a life past high school. You have not had any real responsibilities in your life and therefore, you have zero experience at being an adult.
For crying out loud, if you start a family, both you and your baby will be teething at the same time. Yes, it is true. You still have adult molars to grow in your mouth. The human brain is not even fully developed until the age of 25, so you have 7 more years of GROWING, never mind the experience of being a responsible individual.
Rather than have babies, get an education.
When I was 18, just like most 18 year old teenagers who think they are mature, I thought that since I was the age of an adult, that I WAS AN ADULT. Now I look back and laugh at myself because I just did not know what I did not know. And, THAT is why I THOUGHT I was mature for my age.
Copy and save this question of yours, along with the answers. Keep it until you are 25 years old, then read it. You will laugh yourass off over how silly you were at the age of 18. As a matter of fact, you probably will not even be with your high school sweetheart. A teenager in the military does not earn enough money to keep a wife at home with a child and financially supported with a roof over their heads, a car, insurance, cell phones, utilities, food, diapers......etc.
You are delusional. Yes, being a teenager is too young to start a family. You do not possess the maturity or the resources to bring a child into this world. And, if you say you have help from family, then that is proof positive that you are not independent enough nor do you have enough money to be married and have a family.
It is not your fault that you just do not know what you do not know. That is what experience will do for you...experience gives you a reality check.
To comments from Kate: You are right, I gave a stern answer. I am a parent and sometimes one must be strict to get the attention of a teenager. This girl is too immature to realize she is too immature.
Back to Kate for more comments: Oh my. You saying I am upset with my own life could not be further from the truth. My husband and I had two businesses, a new truck and a new car in the driveway and we bought a house BEFORE having our first child when I was nearly 30 years old. No regrets there, nope. Your assumption is wrong, all day long wrong. I love my life. My children are now in their early 30's, the house is paid off and guess what? I have another new car in the driveway!!