Being A Young Parent
Being a young parent is hard work, but it is very rewarding. I became pregnant at the age of 20 and gave birth to my beautiful baby girl Adora, at the age of 21. A lot of people around this age are still pursuing their degrees and just living a fun, carefree life. I never thought I would be a parent at the age of 21 but hey...things happen! Just like anything else, being a young parent has its pros and cons.
- You might not be financially stable. Having a child can be expensive. Working while trying to take care of a child is not easy.
- If you have not acquired higher education yet, it can be hard to accomplish that.
- You can lose some friendships because you're not on the same level as some of your peers. Many of them still party and get drunk almost every weekend.
- Your parents might not support you and your relationship with your partner might fall apart.
- When females get pregnant in their 20s they have a less likely chance to have a miscarriage or any other health conditions.
- Young adults have more energy, so they can still have enough energy to get through the day after long sleepless nights.
- You can always play kid games with them and help them with their homework. I remember when I was a kid I needed help with my homework and my parents could not really help me because they have been out of school for a long time. So it was hard for them to remember the material.
- You can always have another child when you get older, like in your 30s and still have a less likely chance to experience any pregnancy problems.
- It helps you become a mature, responsible adult(sometimes, can't speak for everyone haha).
So as you can see, being a young parent has its pros and cons. I hope this helps anyone who is thinking about becoming a parent at a young age or if you're already pregnant and wanted to know some of the pros and cons. Thanks for reading!