The teen years are a special time in your life. Being a new parent is also special. Both come with their own joys and problems.
Being a single teen parent is not easy. In order to give your baby the best, you need a lot of love and support.
Many school districts have special programs to help teen parents. Some have programs for pregnant teens and teen mothers that include child care for babies while the teen mom goes to school. Some larger school districts have programs with flexible hours. These programs make it easier for teen parents to work and still go to school. Call your school district to find out if there is a program near you.
There are reasons why school is important to teen parents. Here are some
- You can get a better job if you finish high school. A high school diploma is required for most jobs. A high school diploma is needed if you want to go to college.
- You will be a good example for your child. You will be able to help her when she goes to school.
- Ask your school district if it has a special program for teen parents. Ask about how to get your General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
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