Finishing school.

Tiffany - posted on 06/25/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )

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So I was 15 when I found out I was pregnant. The school I was attending said I could finish the year, because I would only be 6 months pregnant, but could not go back my junior or sernior year. So I was planing to go to school on campus at an oppertunitie school for teem mothers. My son was born a week before school started and I had an emergancy c-section, so I went online threw the same school, eventually I went back onto campus but my son started to get sick a lot and started to develope medical problems, so I missed a lot of school and didnt earn any credit for my junior year, putting me ayear beind still needing my senior year as well. The opp. school started to kick me out when my 17th birthday started coming around, they said I could fight it but my chances of winning were slim because they do have a great case against me. So I'm getting my GED and moving on. Everyone tells me that "i'm quiting", I dont feel the same way I feel like it was another way of me making a wonderfull life for my son and myself. I say this because after I get my GED I am going to get my degree in cosmatology and than getting my Batchelors and Assosiates degree in business management so I can open my own shop. So what do you think, am I really a waist of skin and a bad mom because of this like everyone, mostly family, keeps saying??

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Christina - posted on 06/30/2011

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In all honesty, a GED really won't matter as long as you attend some kind of college. Get your GED, take your SAT and get a good education. Your future employer is not going to give a rats ass if you have a GED when you are interviewing for a job with a Bachelors degree.

Monique - posted on 06/28/2011

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There is nothing wrong with getting your GED. I have a GED, I did it before I got pregnant , it takes a lot less time and that means you can get to college faster. When you have kids the best way to do things is the fastest way possible.

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Chantell - posted on 07/07/2011

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i was 14 when i got pregnant and had my child when i was 15. i finished highschool on time when i was 18 years old. i didn't fall behind and i had to skip a lot fo school or take my child to school. i also opped to go to an alternative school. i don't think you are a bad mom or worhtless person for getting your GED. i think everyone has unique situations and have their own way of dealing with them. i choose to stay in school and get that diploma no matter what. but you can do things your way and tell everyone else to go f off.

Brittni - posted on 07/04/2011

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That is definitely a tough situation. I had my daughter my sophomore year, and instead of continueing in school, I did a homeschooling (americanschoolofcorr.com) It was an at your own pace kind of work and I graduated got my high school diploma. Getting a GED is not a bad thing at all, I was actually looking into it when I got really stressed with doing school work and having a child to take care of. She's 3 now and things are still tough to do. Studying is so hard to do with her around, and babysitters aren't always easy to find. I stuck with it though and got my diploma and have went onto college, as of right now I only have my CNA but I'm working towards to be an RN.
Good luck to you!

Gillian - posted on 07/02/2011

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Dont let anyone put you down for trying to make a better life for you and your son!
I was 15 when I had my 1st child so know how hard it is to be a teen mum at school.
At least you are trying to get your education!

Daphne - posted on 07/01/2011

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I had to do the something similar with college, I needed to take a break because being 23 with 3 kiddos isnt easy. Times get tough and taking care of your kids or getting a job is more important at that time. I know people look at me like a quitter, but that doesnt matter to me. I did what I needed to and I will continue to chip away at my credits until I have accomplished my goal. Just keep with it and try to surround yourself with more positive people. You will get there if you want it.

Tiffany - posted on 06/30/2011

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@morgan! I feel the same way, the older they get the harder it is! And If they dont let you it is not your fault!
@everyone else, Thank you I felt the same way I mean if I can get my GED I still have a shot at this right?

Morgan - posted on 06/28/2011

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i had one year left of high school when i had bubby... my school told me not to bother even trying to do it around bub and asked me to unenrol... i tried to go through another place where i could do it at home.. and got rejected :(... people say teen parernts are at fault for not finishing there education... and yet i tried and no one would let me... they all said come back when bubbys older... what would be the point then...

Naté-Monique - posted on 06/27/2011

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I think you should do whats best for you, iam also a teen mom who missed a lot of school & was considering a ged but there are options! i did an alternative program to still recieve my high school diploma I worked at my own paced & just recently graduted

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Don't let any one tell you that you are a bad mom first off cause they are not in your shoes every day. They dont deal with your life every day. I didnt get pregnante that young I was lucky enough to be able to gradguate right as I found out. I do still understand in a sort of way though. When it comes to college my first was sick alot and I went to school and droped out of three different colleges before I actually was able to go back and keep at it. I am in school now and that is only cause the wonderful man I am with is there to back me up and support me and my children. Dont let any one tell you that you cant or that you quit you will do just fine wiht a GED and the main thing that matters is that you want to better your life for yourself and for your child its not any body elses say on how you chose to get an education. I give you props girl keep up the hard work and dont let them get you down.

Nina - posted on 06/26/2011

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I haven't posted yet, but as i was reading your post, i felt compelled to. I was pregnant a few months after i graduated ( i'm 20 now ), so i can't fully understand your situation, but i don't have to. It seems to me that you're doing what's best FOR YOU and YOUR SON, and that's all that matters. Even though you've been through alot of hardships and negativity, you're pushing through and that's commendable. From reading in-between the lines, i can tell you're an awesome mom and a great role model to your son. Keep Strong :)

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