Struggles of a Teen Mom Essay

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Struggles of Being a Teen Mom Being a parent at any age is a difficult task, but being a teen mother while still being considered a baby yourself is one of the most difficult things a person will ever do. Many people say that when young teens have a baby is that they are “babies having babies” because they themselves are still a child. Not only is it difficult to be a teen parent, but most teen parents end up being single parents. For many teenage girls, the day they tell their loved ones, such as their parents and boyfriend or father of the child, that they are pregnant can be a scary thing because they do not know for sure if they will remain in the picture and help her. Also, the father of the child may not stick around because he too is scared of the responsibility of raising a child, and his whole life is going to change if he decides to stay around. So the pregnant teen ends up becoming a single mother. According to Hanna B., approximately 10% of all births occur to teenage mothers worldwide. This “phenomenon” is of concern because teenage mothers are reported to be “disadvantaged financially, educationally, and cognitively” in both the short and long term span. Many teenage mothers find strength in their motherhood role but this does not come without cost to themselves or their children, as many teenagers are considered unsuitable to be parents and do not have the right support. Today there are too many things in the media supporting teen mothers, even to go as far as having TV shows about “teen moms” showing children images of teenagers with babies, and now their own reality shows is not a good message to

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