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A great article from the British newspaper The Guardian:

Teen Mums Spurred onto Exam Success

Rather than spreading doom and gloom about teenage pregnancy, this article points out that a lot of teenage mothers do a great job of adapting to their new levels of responsibility, often performing extremely well in examinations, and developing ambitions that they previously would not have had.


Taylor said many girls who fell pregnant initially had low expectations, but quickly became highly aspirational. The report praises projects that help to fulfil their ambitions by offering classes on parenting and basic skills.

It's great to see an article that actually talks about teen mums as people with drive and ambition, rather than talking about them as pariahs. Yay!
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What an awesome post!

So awesome, in fact, that it reminded me we needed something like this, which this article is a perfect start to!

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