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What are the biggest challenges of a teenage father/mother?

  1. thranax profile image53
    thranaxposted 6 years ago

    What are the biggest challenges of a teenage father/mother?

  2. raver101 profile image55
    raver101posted 6 years ago

    Id have to say being able to support the child and making sure his or she has everything they need.

  3. JEDIJESSICUH profile image81
    JEDIJESSICUHposted 6 years ago

    Financial issues, I'd say. My parents always said that if I got pregnant while under their roof, they'd kick me out. So there was that as well. But for the most part, not all teenagers can get a job, take care of a baby and do it without neglecting one or the other. Raver101 pretty much summed it up: supporting the child.

  4. WickedLittleLiar profile image78
    WickedLittleLiarposted 6 years ago

    I'd say keeping the values you've taught them since they were young intact. It was probably okay when they were children, but once they hit puberty and they start getting a sense of freedom and independence a lot of them can get headstrong (or weaken, depends on how you look at it) and abandon their values. Peer pressure and the need to please suddenly take precendence over morality; or there's the possibility that it can. The only remedy to that is to do your best with them when they're children.

    If you've taught your kids right, they may offer to help with the financial load in some ways. Some get jobs while others don't ask for the things they know their parents aren't able to afford. If you spoil your children or let them run all over you and disrespect you, they'll be 100x worse as teens.

  5. ginjill ashberry profile image75
    ginjill ashberryposted 6 years ago

    A teenager is barely an adult. There will be times when the child surfaces above the parent status. And keeping things in the balance can be extremely hard without proper moral support. If they are secure financially, I'm afraid their biggest challenge is when the teenager's child became a teenage, the parent might unconsciously return to the teenage mode to salvage the years they had never fully experienced as carefree as it is natural, especially for teenage parent that has just past puberty; a higher percentage of them has suppress yearning to live out the phase.
    By stating my opinion and mine alone; does NOT mean that teenage parents are not loving, caring and responsible. This is an answer to the question: What are the biggest challenges of teenage father/mother? That also suggests 'one' parent only, and a little more harder emotionally and mentally.

  6. Beata Stasak profile image84
    Beata Stasakposted 5 years ago

    To keep up with the changing moods and keep talking even if they do not seem listening, if it is important what you need to say...say it...eventually they will hear you out:)

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    Starmom41posted 5 years ago

    teens are not adults.
    usually there are either of two consequences-
    either the teen will give up his/her life and future to try to be a good parent,
    or, as I'm seeing quite often these days, the teen will expect the child to accommodate him/her.