Understanding The Reality Of Being A Teenage Mother
I often watch shows like Dr Phil and 16 & Pregnant. When I do I find myself almost amused at how these girls can delude themselves into thinking that being a teenage parent is going to be easy and fun. Raising a baby at any age is hard, especially if you have to raise your child alone like me.
Its not just about the cost and day to day feeding and nappy changing that you have to consider. Teenage girls in particular often forget about their baby's mental development. They need to be stimulated. That means playing with them and taking them to baby groups.
Babies actually grow very quickly and their activities and what they are exposed to needs to reflect this. Its not healthy for a young baby to remain in the house all day just staring at the TV.
I think teenagers need to be made to understand the reality of being a teenage parent a little more. As more often than not they will be raising the baby without a father, will have no or very little money and will struggle to finish school. On top of that their needs will come second every single day, as they must put their child first.
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