Without a doubt young single mothers have a less than stellar reputation when it comes to disciplining children and raising a family. Many people in our society look down on them, but I believe that young single mothers deserve our support, not our scorn, and that if we give them our support they can create successful families.
Why are Young Single Mothers So Maligned?
Young single mothers are often viewed as being “kids having kids”, and many look down on them because they assume they are promiscuous or stupid falling pregnant.
However, it should be recognised that many young people are having sex, often with multiple partners, yet not all of these girls become mothers. Like most young people, girls think they are bullet proof and live the same lifestyle as everybody else, until something goes wrong and they discover that they are pregnant.
Many of these girls do not abort their baby, but bravely face a future as a single mom, including the social stigma and the implications for their own dreams and desires in life. These girls should not be looked upon as whores but rather as heroes!
What Single Mothers Give Up
Young single mothers have to grow up quickly. They may have been fooling around and carefree when they fell pregnant, but they have to face the reality of a completely different life for the sake of their child.
1. They Give Up Fun!
Most young mothers have to make the decision to give up fun, not being able to go out with their friends partying and relaxing. They may have their child minded occasionally, but the overall carefree lifestyle of youth has passed away for them.
2. They Give Up Their Dreams
Most young girls have dreams for the future, and most of them have not imagine that they would turn out to be single mothers. Perhaps they wanted to go to College, or study art, dancing or acting, but all these dreams are put on hold when they decide to become a single mom.
3. They Give up Their Reputation
Being a young single mother means having people look down and be overly critical about the way you discipline your child, what you spend money on and even how you dress them! Yet young moms I’m prepared to face these difficulties the gracious, and many learn to overlook the stares and snide comments that others make about their reputation.
While there may be bad examples out there, the fact is that most young mothers are incredible young women, putting their family and their children’s future before their own, and doing their best against the odds![‘