The blogger TeenMomNYC takes credit for creating this, and the Facebook version has been shared tens of thousands of times. I wish her work were not necessary, but I applaud the effort. My point is, what is this statistic?
The US birth rate hasn't changed for two generations of teenage girls, but other aspects of young parenthood are shifting, especially regarding young fathers, according to new Indiana University research. The researchers analyzed parenthood, education and income statistics over a long time span from two groups of about 10, people -- those born in and those born in These are the key findings:.
Soon after, the relationship ended. For two years, Mark has had Katie two days a week, helped by his parents and sister. During that time he has also been fighting through the courts for full custody of his daughter, who is in the care of her maternal grandmother.
I was 17 years old when I became a dad. I was mortified and freaking out when I found out. Like, My youth is over. I gotta grow up now.
Alexis Tellez rolls over and lifts Tonny, 2, out of the crib inches from his bed, carrying him to the bathroom, then kitchen where Tellez cooks them chorizo and eggs for breakfast. On this morning at least, the young father can be grateful his son didn't wake him by climbing out of the crib and diving into his bed. These quiet moments with his son in their family's Brighton Park two-flat are special to Tellez, 20, who was a junior in high school when his girlfriend at the time surprised him with news she was pregnant.
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While most attention and efforts are focused on mothers and babies, fathers are equally vital to developing healthy and self-sufficient young families. These resources can aid efforts to understand, engage, and serve young fathers in your community. Trends The Rise of Single Fathers This article from the Pew Research Center provides data and discusses the dramatic increase in the number of single father households from
Everyone has heard about stories of teen moms, and their stories have even been covered in an MTV series called "Teen Mom. There stories are both heartwarming and sometimes kind of sad, but their journey into fatherhood at such a young age is something to learn from. Here are some facts about teenage fathers you might not know.
A story about a teen father being made head boy has stirred considerable debate about the way New Zealand talks about teen parents. At the time he kept the news from his mother, Siggy Woolloff, who was herself pregnant with Noa's brother. Woolloff, 17, said he was driving when he heard the radio show with a theme of how being a father had changed listeners, and he decided he had a "hell of a story to tell", about his experiences.