24/12/2013 10:39 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

13-Year-Old Boy Becomes A Dad

A 13-year-old schoolboy has become one of Britain's youngest fathers.

Apparently he's "chuffed to bits". Which is nice. I hope that feeling lasts.

The boy's 16-year-old girlfriend gave birth to a baby girl last week in Manchester.

His parents have supported him and say he will make a good father.

The schoolboy's dad told the Mirror: "He will make a better dad than most 25-year-old men would.

"He is taking his responsibilities very seriously. He went to all the ante-natal classes and did what any expectant father would do.

"He is mature for a 13-year-old and knows what he's about. He goes to a good school and is doing well."

The boy has apparently got a weekend job to support his young family and plans to finish school as soon as he can to get a full-time job.

It's good that he is making an effort to support his girlfriend and the baby but it's very sad that his own childhood is over at the age of 13.

Equally it's nice that the young couple's parents are being supportive but what were they doing letting a 13-year-old and a 16-year-old have a relationship?

The boy's father told the Mirror: "She thought he was much older than he was and I think he even lied about his age at first, like lads do.

"They didn't go to the same school but they have been together for ages and they are in love."

Er - they've been together for ages? Since he was how old?

The case has brought comparisons with that of 13-year-old Alfie Patten, from Eastbourne, who was said to have become a father earlier this year.

It sparked a huge debate about teenage pregnancy. However it was later proved that another boy, a 15-year-old, was the real father.

Source: The Mirror