The Cons of Teen Sex
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Young Mom Support has extended our workshop offering to include a new presentation: The Con’s of Teen Sex. Catchy name, right? Gets all the parents thinking “Yes! This is *exactly* … Read More

Let’s talk about birth control
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Planning your pregnancies helps to ensure that you’re better able to take care of the children you already have. Tell us about your birth control choices – knowing a bit … Read More

This is for you
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Hello you I don’t know your name – but I know what you’re feeling right now. You think you might be pregnant. Or you know you are. It wasn’t planned, … Read More

4 easy steps to preventing teen pregnancy
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Teen Pregnancy Prevention. I’m going to talk about it. You might want to stand back. Step 1 – a million, recurring Make sure every child – boy & girl – … Read More

When the answer is no
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We’re called Young Mom Support, which often makes people think we’re only here for mothers – those teen girls who end up choosing to parent their children themselves. That’s not … Read More

“Pregnant at 16, my dad has anger issues”
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Question originally from our Tumblr: Anonymous asked: I just found out I was pregnant 3 days ago. I’m 16 and I turn 17 in December. I’m honestly really happy and … Read More

Teen moms & extended family
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The facts Teen moms often live with their parents or other family. This is not necessarily the right choice for everyone; it all depends on your current family situation and … Read More

Dating as a teen mom
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One of the topics we cover in our sessions is dating and relationships as a teen mom. It’s an important issue – just because you’re now a mother, it does … Read More

How do I tell my parents I’m pregnant?
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If you’re a teen girl and you’ve just found out you’re pregnant, chances are you’re worried about how to tell your parents. It’s the question girls ask me so often, … Read More

My girlfriend is pregnant – now what?
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First. The fact that you’re reading this is a good thing. You may be confused and scared – looking for answers is a sign that you’re taking this seriously. For … Read More

Planning a baby at 17?
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Initial question I received via our Tumblr site – I suspect from an overseas reader. Have posted my reply to her below, and some extra thoughts after.   Question: I … Read More

The “on-purpose” reasons for teen pregnancy
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This post requires even more mental energy than yesterday’s one. A few things you have to know first. The life that many of us lead – safe, comfortable with people … Read More

So why do girls get pregnant?
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Sigh… have finally managed to get myself into gear to post this. Everybody wants a quick fix solution to the problem of teen pregnancy. Newsflash – there ISN’T ONE. They … Read More

How can I get my child’s father to take responsibility?
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*Disclaimer*: When I use the word “father”, it could just as easily be “mother”, if the situations were reversed. I hear this question all the time. As a single mom, I … Read More

Are you ready to be a mother?
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It’s a question we hear often. We ask ourselves. We ask our friends. People tell us when we “should” feel ready and when we “aren’t”. Women who plan their pregnancies … Read More

Your rights & responsibilities
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As young parents, you have both rights and responsibilities. Most of them are the same as the rights and responsibilities of any parent. Here are some them, from our teen … Read More

Choices: adoption
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When you’re faced with an unplanned pregnancy, the choices you’re faced with can be overwhelming. In all the stress and drama of the time, it’s often hard to access reliable, … Read More

Pregnant at school?
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If you are a pregnant teenager still at school, especially if you plan to keep your baby and return to school after the birth – you need to read this. … Read More

Finding your place in a changing family
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As if I haven’t reminded you enough – Saturday we’re hosting a Community Parenting Indaba in association with The Parent Centre. They’ve hosted successful  events like this all over Cape … Read More

What would you say?
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Planning my group talk for Saturday’s meeting – I usually don’t do a long “formal” discussion type thing, we normally just see where the conversation takes us, sometimes its to … Read More

Take charge mommy
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I remember being visited by a distant relative when my son was a baby. I was 15, living with my parents and studying Grade 10 at home. Innocently, she asked … Read More