Teenage Parents & Education

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At A Brave life we love to support teenage parents who are completing their high school education. One way that we do this, is by giving out baby bundles filled with essential baby items.

When you’re pregnant and trying to finish high school, the struggle is real.

We believe that education is an important responsibility for not only teenage mothers but for teenage fathers as well. Teen parents are less likely to finish high school than their peers. Finishing high school and pursuing further education & employment will allow both parents to be able to financially support their child and become more independent.

Juggling the responsibility of caring for a baby, completing high school and having a job can be very tiring & frustrating for young parents. So its important to surround yourself with friends, family and different community organisations that can help you cope with these challenges.

There are many great organisations in your community that you can access, such as your local community centre for support groups for young parents. These groups can help provide emotional support as well as information on child development and health and are a great way to meet other young parents.

Contacting your local Centrelink office can be very helpful in finding out what financial support is available to you both. This can help alleviate some of the financial strain & put you in contact with people/organisations regarding future employment opportunities.

If you are both currently attending high school, you may also find good support from your teacher, school guidance officer or chaplain.

If you are struggling with depression and /or anxiety and don’t feel comfortable speaking with your friends or family, it is so important to talk with someone.  Beyond Blue (1300 224 636) is another great organisation that can help you with information, resources and support.

“Always remember that you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think” A.A. Milne