I think that teen parenthood is portrayed in a really negative light.
There are plenty of documentaries that show the downsides of it-
there aren’t many that express the positive side of parenthood for young people.
Any young mother would tell you, of course it’s hard; of course we wish we waited! We all wish that we were smarter when we were young and had children when we were married and living out of home, but that’s not how it happened for us. The fact that it’s harder for us, does not mean we love our children any less, or that we don’t enjoy our lives. The majority of teen mothers who I have encountered work their butts off, working, studying or both, to make sure their children get everything they need in life!
I managed to find this very accurate portrayal of teen mothers that only aired a few days ago!
This is the least judgmental and closest to life documentary I’ve ever seen on teen mums. This video is so accurate to how it really is for us! I love the bit where she was sweeping the kitchen and gave him his toy broom so he wouldn’t get in her way! It’s just so real and natural.