Raising a child isn't an easy thing to do. Raising a child while still in your teens is even harder. Raising a child, starting your career, finding yourself and getting an education are some of the hardest things most people will ever achieve in their lifetime. Can you begin to imagine going through all of these at the same time? Children need to be fed, bathed and cared for almost full time, do these people get the support they need?
For many teenage girls, becoming pregnant can mean a withdrawal of support when it is most needed. Teenagers when they become pregnant can suffer from a lack of support from the school and schoolteachers, the general public and even friends and family. Many find themselves with ultimatum, have an abortion or move out.
There is also the common stereotype that teenage parents are missing out on the best years of their lives. Many, while finding their exp
They still of course wish, that things could have been easier, so they could have enjoyed being a parent and having first born even more, maybe with a husband and without all the added stress. eriences tough and challenging, have no regrets and are happy with where they are, in the long term. Most have to live off the meagre allowance they will get from the government. It is obvious to me that teenage parents need all the help and support they can get. Those fortunate enough to have the support of their parents can leave the child with them while at school or work however this is not a long term solution as inevitably it will strain the relationship with your family and especially their mum, as she will most likely be heavily involved. In many cases the father leaves or is unwilling to accept responsibility in the first place and they are left to be a single, teenage parent. They don"tmt have things in common anymore with all their old friends and are never available, yet they can"tmt talk about what now interests them either because no one around them is in the same situation. Yet many people will look at her as lowly, assuming she got pregnant on purpose and had slept around often. Her parenting skills are doubted, even if she follows the most popular of the parenting experts. Teenage parents deal with a lot of stereotyping both from, including strangers and friends. Council housing is rarely available and if so of a very low standard and is an unfit environment to raise a child in, but with little money or support is there many other choices Most teenage parents are forced to live with parents or family, as they cannot afford housing, food, medical bills and baby essentials. Many people don't wish to acknowledge the fact that it only takes once to get pregnant, which may very well be the case for the pregnant teenager. The social consequences are the last thing on a mothers mind.