One of the biggest things that we as parents want is usually the same thing. We want our children to grow up better than we did. We want them to have a better life. You of course want them to always be happy and healthy. Well what do you say or do when your child gets pregnant at a young age?
When I was 16, I found out I was pregnant. I was scared and excited at the same time. My life was one that you never want to relive. I was abused mentally, physically, and sexually. When I heard the words, “you’re pregnant”, the one thing I told myself was that I was finally going to have someone to love. You think of all the things you want to do for your child and you try like hell to succeed.
As we all know, life happens. You have to pay bills, care for a child, and grow up. You tell yourself every day that you are going to be a cool parent. One that doesn’t yell and one that lets my kid do whatever he or she wants. What do you say when that child tells you she is pregnant? Do you walk away? Do you make her do everything on her own?
One thing I can tell you as a mother, never turn your back on your child. She will need you in the months to come. Being a grandmother may not be what you had hoped for, but I would rather be there then have her walk away.
Take the time to find out what your daughter wants. Good or bad there are decisions that need to be made. Show your child that no matter what you will always be there. Show your daughter how to be responsible and show your child that no matter what, love is unconditional. Teaching your child that she is still important will not only bring you closer, but it will instill that value in your child.
I tell my daughter all the time that no matter what she ever does, I will always love her and be there for her. She is strong and I know she can do this. She also knows that I am here for her. I will help her and be there when she has 50 questions.