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The Story Behind Baby Showers for Teen Latino Parents

Laura Stepp | Posted 12.14.2014 | Latino Voices
Laura Stepp

The public shame her mother experienced is not as severe these days for young women in similar circumstances. Nor should it be, says Arroyo. But, she notes, Latinos are just as concerned as other Americans that too many young people are having babies too early.

A Teen Mom's Experience In The New World Of Modern Adoption

OWN | Posted 07.29.2014 | OWN

A few years ago, 16-year-old Sophie was pregnant and facing a daunting decision: parenting or adoption. Each would present a unique set of challenges,...

Her Story Got 1 Million 'Likes' In Less Than 24 Hours

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.05.2014 | Good News

It was a story of personal triumph that she wanted to tell for "so long." Fortunately, this unidentified New York woman ran into Brandon Stanton, the ...

How Helping Teen Mothers Changed My Life

Esmeralda Villanueva de Ramírez | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact
Esmeralda Villanueva de Ramírez

At first I didn't understand the mothers' unbridled enthusiasm for a piñata. But then it hit me -- these teenagers hadn't had the chance to be little girls, because they became mothers too soon.

Teen Pregnancies Are Declining -- Why Don't Adults Believe That?

Laura Stepp | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact
Laura Stepp

What adults think about teenagers matters to teenagers -- a lot. If we continue to expect them to have unprotected sex, chances are good that many of them will.

How One Night Changed My Life Forever

Alexa Lindsey | Posted 10.07.2013 | Teen
Alexa Lindsey

I was getting ready to leave the gas station when my phone rang. It was my doctor confirming that I was pregnant. The sour never came through so strong then at that moment. I only had sex one time. How could this have happened?

'I Was Just A Regular 15-Year Old Girl'

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

This is the eighth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, including ...

A Thanksgiving Prayer to Stand for Children and Our Nation's Future

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The greatest threat to our national security comes from our indefensible and foolish neglect of our children today, which will be the seeds of our nation's undoing if we do not act with urgency. As we give thanks, let's also stand for children who need our voice.

Community Upset After School Denies Student Photos

Posted 10.11.2012 | Education

Menagha High School students and parents are upset over a school decision to exclude certain student photos from the yearbook. Stephanie Myer tells...

Babies on Hold: The Birth-Rate Drop and the Time-Lag Effect

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Gregory

New CDC birth data confirms that the U.S. birthrate dropped 1 percent to reach an all-time low in 2011. Put down your knee-jerk fears about smaller population. This drop is a good sign, foretelling not a diminished but a strengthened workforce down the line.

Income Inequality, Economic Despair, and Teen Childbearing

Phillip B. Levine | Posted 08.07.2012 | College
Phillip B. Levine

Despite a decline of almost 50 percent over the past two decades, rates of teen childbearing in the United States are twice as high as in Canada and Australia, three times higher than in Germany, and eight times higher than in Switzerland.

My Story: 16 and Pregnant

Sarah Roberts | Posted 07.15.2012 | Teen
Sarah Roberts

Sixteen and pregnant. It wasn't exactly the dream I'd had while I was in my junior year of high school. I dreamt of moving away to college and living in a dorm. But when I got the news that I was pregnant, everything changed.

Health Of Detroit Infants, Mothers Improving

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.30.2012 | Detroit

A report released Monday by the Michigan League For Human Services has some good news for Detroit's expectant parents and new babies, but finds there'...

Teen Moms Speak Out About Balancing Motherhood And College

| Jessica Salerno | Posted 02.22.2012 | Home

A typical day for a college girl consists of going to class, hanging out with friends, maybe catching an episode of Jersey Shore and meeting up later ...

Joseph Erbentraut

Teen Mothers Find Support, Education And Empowerment

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.26.2013 | Chicago

The Simpson Academy for Young Women, a Chicago public school, last week cut the ribbon on its newest addition -- and it wasn't a new library wing, com...

Life's Detours Don't End the Story

Sarah Henson | Posted 02.28.2012 | Black Voices
Sarah Henson

I wonder what my life would have been like had Teen Mom been popular when I had my son at age fourteen. I wonder if the stares would have lasted as long or if the shame would have moved inside of my heart where it lived for years.

Learning Works Charter School Chasers Help Dropouts Graduate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"Chasers" make all the difference at Learning Works! Charter School in Pasadena, California. Unlike at a typical educational institution, the Learning...

Why Teen Mothers Like Jamie Lynn Spears Keep Getting Shocked Up By The Media.

Vanessa Richmond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vanessa Richmond

What's really at stake isn't whether the story of Spear's pregnancy is true or not, but the way the news is delivered and then the way that pregnancy and birth are treated by the media and public.