Teen Pregnancy: A Serious Problem in America

1568 WordsNov 21, 20057 Pages
Teen Pregnancy is a very serious issue in America. There are many statistics and facts about teen pregnancy and how it is such a big problem in America. So, in my paper I want to talk about teen pregnancies and ways to prevent it. I want to explain that teen pregnancy is not the end of the world and that pregnant teens have a future. I want to also talk about my experience and how having a child at a young age changed my life in many different ways. At the age of eighteen I found out I was going to have a baby. I was a junior in high school. I knew I had to make many changes and also that a lot of changes were were going to be made on their own. Instantly relationships with my family and friends changed. Some for the good and a lot for…show more content…
They did not treat us like little kids. Never did they judge us or make us feel down. They always kept us happy. Being in this school was great for me. They cared about me so much. The teachers helped us in any way they could. Seeing teachers and counselors that actually cared made me figure out what I wanted to do in college. I knew that I wanted to help young mothers just like I was helped. I feel like if I can help young pregnant girls than less will become statistics. I now was determined to become a counselor for young pregnant girls and young mothers. I knew that dream would come true. Now that I figured out my career I had to mature myself. I now was going to be responsible for someone's life. At first people were saying that I would not graduate high school and I would get upset. I learned how to control my anger because now I had bigger problems than to argue with someone. I used to get upset at little things that people would say. I realized that I had to conduct myself as an adult. All the negative things that people said to me just made me work harder to achieve my goals. Now when I did things I thought about the consequences before doing them. I had to put all the kid games behind me and mature myself. Through all of these changes I feel that I became a better person. Even though all the changes I went through were all not good, I came out of it stronger. It's been hard being a young mother. Not only was I a black girl with
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