Teenage Parents and Their Educational Attainment: Texas Comprehensive Center Briefing Paper, Number 5

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Authors: Marion Baldwin, Shirley Beckwith, Ann Neeley, Haidee Williams

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• Published: 2011    • 5 pages   

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Becoming a parent, at any age, can be a life-altering experience. Regardless of race, education, and socio-economic status, motherhood—and fatherhood—uniformly places demands on one’s life that were non-existent prior to the birth of a child. When school-aged students become parents, the new responsibilities can be overwhelming. For teenage parents who lack support from their own parents, this experience can be even more daunting as they seek support in adult-oriented systems, which even older parents may find challenging.