“Just because you are a young mother it does not mean you cannot build a career and have a normal life. With all the reality-tv typecasting out there, I think it is important to show other examples.”


In the western world the past decades have seen young mothers exploited on tv for entertainment purposes. Adding to the stigma of young mothers. Meanwhile there are many important issues relating to young people and parenthood that we need to address as a society.


If you become a mother at a very young age, then you must not be too bright. This is a typical stereotypes of this group. Others are speculations about the mothers parenting abilities and about being able to tend to the needs of the child.


Having a baby at any age poses unique challenges and unique benefits.

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