Part of the struggle that we have seen is having a baby in high school when the mother is still a baby herself. Regardless of age, there are many things that parents go through and can relate to. A newborn is always going to cry and needs lots of love and care. Likewise, a toddler is going to be toilet trained, learn to talk, walk, and figure out how to handle their emotions.
Teenagers are invincible, or so we think. Later on we learn we are not. When you are a teenager, a world of fun and no responsibilities await you every morning. It is one of the best times in our lives, although, as many have learned, as I have, it can be confusing. Your adult life starts as an empty book, waiting to be filled, but it can slam shut fast.
My name is Theodora. I was 18 years old when my daughter was born. A misfit and a failure, doomed to stay in the same pitiful place forever. A disappointing investment.
At 15, most girls are thinking about clothes, boys, and parties. But Jamie got pregnant—and now she's focused on raising her son. It was Friday morning, first period, and I was in my science class, just like a typical kid in a typical high-school science room. I'm sure you can picture it—the little plants sprouting in Styrofoam cups, the usual charts and posters on the walls, the teacher asking us if we'd done our homework. Just a normal moment in the life of a teenager.