Achieving A Successful Teenage Mothers

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Academically Successful Teenage Mothers
Mothers Who Graduate High School Adolescent mothers who graduated high school had significant amount of support from an adult whom they confided in. This adult supported them through pregnancy, the transition to motherhood, and in an academic setting. The adult could be a parent, a friend, a counselor, or a teacher. The support they received from the adult would allow for them to finish high school and get a high school degree. Thus, adolescent mothers would pursue their educational attainment for themselves, their children, and for their supportive systems (Moore, 2014). Ravenell (2012) conducted a study where sixty-three percent of teenage mothers had a diploma, nineteen percent had received a GED, and another nineteen percent had not finished high school. Mothers who had gotten a GED or a high school diploma declared that it was due to their support systems from both their parents and teachers. Overall, support from loved ones, parents, friends, and teachers is influential for teenage mothers to gain a diploma, whether it is a high school or a college diploma.
Mothers in Higher Education Salazar (2015), a teenage mother herself, documented her struggles and accomplishments as a teenage mother in higher education. Salazar voiced her perspective of teenage motherhood and the reality of becoming a mother at a young age. Although Salazar was one of the fortunate mothers with an opportunity to complete high school and move on to…
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