young mother, with teenage daughter

Carrie - posted on 04/19/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am now 32 with a 14 year old daughter. I had her at 17, then I was so scared I just did the best I knew how and we have the best relationship ever. The one thing I did was love her and tried to always be there for her. I do believe it has helped to keep our bond strong that I was the very involved mom, if we went sledding in the winter I was going down the slopes with her and her friends, not like the other parents watching from the car. Even she makes comments like that. She says mom your the fun mom, the one all my friends come talk to, she can tell me anything. Its not worth getting mad-we talk our problems out. Loving her is the best thing I have ever done...

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Jenny - posted on 11/24/2012

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I too was 17 when i had my daughter.I am getting a bit nervous about the teenage years.She is 10 now .Sometimes i feel like the older mums look down their nose at me as if i dont know what im doing.I have 3 children now and i love them all and have struggled financially over the years but i have now created a lovely home for them and have a good job.Just goes to show young mums can do it too. U sound like a great mum

Jane - posted on 04/21/2012

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It helps to know other moms go through the same stuff, not everything is the same with every kid and parent but chances are some mom out there has done it already, and its good to hear your on the right path. :)

Carrie - posted on 04/20/2012

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Yes Jane, it sounds llike you and I have very similar views. I wish there were groups for young moms in my area. I live in such a small town, but it would be nice to be able to get this kind of input with other women and our issues. That's why I love circle of moms it really helps with questions and just knowing other women having issues as well. Thanks for your reply

Jane - posted on 04/20/2012

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Sounds like you ve done a good job at raising her, Ive the same approach with my kids Id rather play with them rather than watch them play. Show them I love them and that they can talk to me about anything if there is a problem we ll work it out . Im still the parent with boundaries for their upbringing and unconditional love but also their friend that they can tell me the good and the bad what ever they need :)

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