Let me tell you a "true" story happening in my family "now!" My granddaughter was the only grandchild in my geographical setting for a long time! We sent her to private school until the age of 9 when she entered the public school environment. She was so advanced, we have to get material above her grade level to maintain her interest in school. However, upon entering high school she (being a teenager) began rebelling and found no interest in attending school saying it was a waste of time! She reluctantly continued her education but grades fell as she found interest in 'extra curriculum activities' and became pregnant at the age of 15!
Of course, I'm always the last to find out of problems in the family but am the one who has to 'straighten them out!' By the time I found out that she was pregnant (although I had an unction), she was in her fifth month. I told her that since she had taken action of a woman, she's going to have to accept responsibility as a woman and enrolled her in GED classes, driving classes, and parenting classes! Her parental grandmother owns a daycare and she had helped her at the daycare since age 12 which afforded her the opportunity to take care of the child "physically." However, I believe a child should be a "holistic" person with development in all areas and is why I enrolled her in parenting class which afforded her not only physical but emotional and psychological knowledge of child development.
She graduated from parenting class, passed her driving course, and obtained her GED before passing her college entrance exam in which the administrator of the exam said she did better on the exam than most who were not eight months pregnant. While there, we found her an apartment across the street from the university. This was in June 2015 and in July 2015 (after the birth of my GG Baby) my granddaughter entered college in the Fall of 2015 as a Freshman with baby on hip!
She is currently on the Dean's Honor Roll as a Junior in college (after this semester), and continues to remind me of things she's doing that she learned in parenting classes applying them to the rearing of my GG Baby!
The classes were "free!" Therefore, why not? My family has benefited from such a program and my GG Baby is smart as a whip! She's only 1 but can (sing) spell her name, sing the alphabet song, and is learning how to identify both numbers and alphabets!
I'm PROUD of both of them! My GG Baby was a blessing in disguise!