To the Editor,
Re: Teen moms part three: former teen mom shares her story
I was in that same teen mom group (and) I am now 43-years old.
There actually was a daycare created at the high school back then I would say in about ‘92 or ‘93.
I was a little older then the other girls but still at age 19 and without a post high school education and only a GED it was very tough.
The group was great way to get out with other young moms and they taught us some great skills as new moms, and life skills in general. It was very progressive for over 20 years ago.
I am glad to see Rhonda (VanAdrichem ) is now paying it forward. (I remember her vaguely from the group as there weren’t alot of us and her face, name and sons name are in my memory).
I am in no way an advocate for teen pregnancy and do not ever wish that on anybody (based on my own experience) as it is such a struggle. But things do happen.
And like all moms I am so glad I have my wonderful daughter who is now a successful, kind, hardworking and compassionate girl with the whole world at her feet and would not change that for anything .
I am glad the number of resources are increasing for when it does happen to young women/teens today.
Education in all respects is the key to help these young moms become respectful, and contributing members of society, as well as becoming role models for their own child/children.