Because teen parents don’t need to be shamed.
I was not a teen parent, but I was a young mom and I have to admit, sometimes it was hard. There were a lot of obstacles and sometimes, they felt completely unnecessary. I know a lot of young, teen mothers and seeing what they have gone through just to do“normal” things that older mothers might not even think twice about is frustrating.
From guidance counselors telling them to give up on their high school degrees to strangers stopping them to tell them exactly what they think of their life choices, it starts to feel like the odds can be stacked against teen parents. And really, don’t we all want teen parents to succeed, not fail? Won’t that benefit more people than assuming all teen parents are on a path to failure?
A new program for teen parents is helping out in a big way that’s really been needed for a long time.