Childrearing

Reddit Thread Reminds Us Not To Make Assumptions About Young Moms

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196331_204025142950320_695970_n A Reddit user started a thread today that encouraged young mothers to share their positive stories. Too often we concentrate on the difficulties and obstacles young mothers have, forgetting that there are many, many women who have their children young. In spite of whatever popular views of young mothers society as a whole puts on these women – many of young moms are happy, successful and accomplished, as evidenced by this thread.

I got pregnant at 20 with my first. I was a sophomore in college and working as a waitress. It was stressful but things have ended up pretty great. We got married and had another baby and now at 24 we own a house and I was able to graduate college with a bachelors degree in Anthropology 🙂 What is your story really young mama?

I love that she took to the Internet to say, “Hey, this was hard but we did it.” Not only are they together and happy, but they are planning for another child. Here are a few more stories that her post inspired other users to share:

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I’m definitely guilty of occasionally looking at young moms and thinking “are you crazy?” Sometimes it’s hard to see past your own experiences and limited world view. These stories definitely remind me to have more of an open mind.

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