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Young Parents

5 Ways Parents Can End The Dreaded Early Wake Ups

Katie Letourneau | Posted 11.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Katie Letourneau

The dreaded early wake ups - the mornings where your sweet-faced, vivacious little one wake up at 4:30 or 5:00 AM happily chirping away or start holle...

Photographer Smashes Stereotypes About Young Moms In Powerful Series

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.13.2016 | Parents

A U.K. photographer is working to challenge society's perceptions of women who become mothers at a young age. Jendella Benson's project "Young Motherh...

Being a Young Parent Has Its Advantages

Quora | Posted 04.07.2017 | Parents

What are the advantages of being a young parent? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered ...

Jasmine Villegas Is Singing the Right Tune When It Comes to Supporting Young Parents

Brenda Vaden | Posted 11.20.2016 | Latino Voices
Brenda Vaden

Villegas's fame will help her with many of these basic necessities, but she is sure to experience some of the judgment I experienced for her decision to become a young parent. I hope she knows how important it is that she push back on this stigma.

Is Your Child Ready To Be A Parent?

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Kiersten and Jadan are in their 20s, engaged and have a baby on the way, but Kirsten's mom, Karen, says she's terrified because she thinks they will b...

Untreated Traumatized Teen Parents in Anytown, USA

Paul Heroux | Posted 09.18.2016 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Any first-time parent knows that the challenges of parenthood are daunting. New parents are simultaneously blessed and stressed. However, young parents are a vulnerable population in America.

How Your First Dog Together Can Better Prepare You For Parenthood

Posted 04.14.2016 | Parents

Soft, wavy, golden fur and the perfect size. It was an innocent visit to a breeder, just to see in person what Wheaten Terriers were like. But by the ...

How This Former Teen Mom Got Past Feeling Like She Had To 'Over-Parent'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents

As if facing motherhood as a teenager isn't challenging enough, countless young women must also battle the stereotype that they're unable to effective...

As We Celebrate National Minority Health Month, Let's Challenge Stigma and Shame

Aimee Thorne-Thomsen | Posted 06.19.2015 | Latino Voices
Aimee Thorne-Thomsen

Latinos in the U.S. have important health care needs that we must make visible, and in April we have the perfect opportunity. This month, let's look together at the advancements as well as the ongoing reproductive health care needs of Latinos in the U.S.

5 Lessons Becoming a Parent Taught Me About Life

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 06.13.2015 | Parents
Kimanzi Constable

Our children see more than we think. We can tell them what to do, but they will follow the actions we take.

9 Myths About Young Parents -- And The Reality Behind Them

Jessica Blankenship | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Jessica Blankenship

There are a million reasons to wait until later in life to have kids, but there are arguably just as many reasons to get started young if that's what you want.

Lessons From The Casey Anthony Case

Father Alberto Cutié | Posted 12.16.2011 | Religion
Father Alberto Cutié

It appears to most of the world that in our courts parents can get away with neglect, irresponsible behavior and putting their child in the trunk of a car without any of these actions being labeled as "abuse."