The Education of Teenage Mothers

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Why is that we give up on teenage girls once they make the mistake of becoming pregnant? We spend so much time, energy, and money on teaching them the importance of not getting pregnant and when they do we turn our backs on them as if they committed a crime. When teenage girls become pregnant that is when they need you the most. Lack of knowledge hinders them from becoming good parents. We should be teaching them how to take care of their babies, how to maintain in today’s society and instilling in them to continuing their education, and why it is important on trying not to make the same mistake twice. It is very important that young teenage girls get educated once they become pregnant. Many teenage girls do not have the knowledge on how to properly take care of a child. In 2004, the infant mortality rate for children born to teen mothers was significant higher than the national infant mortality rate- 9.75 deaths per 1,000 live births versus 6.78, respectively. The infant mortality rate was highest for teens younger than 15 years of age- 17.11 deaths per 1,000 live births ( Mathews & MacDorman, 2007). Parenting classes need to be included in every young mother’s education plan. Parenting classes will help teach them what is they need to know on how to take care of their babies needs everyday care of their babies and will also teach them how to handle those times when their babies are crying after they have tried all that they can to comfort them. Young teenage mothers need to know how to make the right decisions when their babies well being is at stake. In 2004, the infant mortality rate for children born to teen mothers was significant higher than the national infant mortality rate- 9.75 deaths per 1,000 live births versus 6.78, respectively. The infant mortality rate was highest for teens younger than 15 years of age- 17.11 deaths per 1,000 live births ( Mathews & MacDorman, 2007). It is important for them to know that it is not just them anymore and...
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