single 18 yr old mom
Amanda - posted on 09/02/2013
Every state/ county is different. I was 17 when I had my first child. Where I lived we had a place called the family learning center. They wld pick u n ur child up n take u home after. U cld go day or evening as many days a week as u wanted. We cooked n ate n cleaned up together in a family style. There were activities for all and group time for just parents like a support group while a few of the councelors or employees would take the kids for a walk or do an activity in another room. I struggled because my son had adhd. They helped me with coping skills n taught me to get down on his level n look him in the eyes when I spoke to him to keep his attention. I don't know if u have something like this in ur community or county but u shld seek it out. If not maybe a support group for young or unwed mothers. Sometimes we just need someone to talk to or a way to just get thru phases of our life. I can promise u this. It does get easier. They aren't always so little. My mom used to tell me. Eventually they will sit n let u read to them. They will get their own snack from the fridge and they will sit and watch a tv show. Eventually u won't have to buy diapers and they will go to a free preschool not a daycare u have to pay for. It does get easier.
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