If there’s one thing I give, it’s great advice. So when I was asked to share advice for teen moms I knew I definitely had something important to say to them.
It’s funny because when I was pregnant with my first daughter I was teaching freshmen English at a high school and about half the female population was pregnant at the same time. I remember looking at the ultra sound of one of my 15 year old students and asking her about some of her symptoms she was experiencing, considering she was further along than I was. It was very odd, but what I realized with these girls is that they weren’t nearly as shocked about their pregnancy as the rest of the world was. Because when you’re 15, you think you’re 25. And when you’re 25, you feel like they’re 12, and absolutely clueless. And they are.
My message to these young moms? Suck it up:
What advice would you share with teen moms who have no idea what they’re future holds now as parents?