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10 Pieces of Advice I wish I could Give to Myself as a Teenage Mum

A therapeutic exercise! I hope in some way this post helps struggling Mums.

  1. You’re going to mess up, that’s just life and that’s ok if you learn from those mistakes.
  2. People are going to stare at you and judge you but keep your head high knowing you are better than what they think you are.
  3. In fact, don’t give a damn what anyone thinks of you – you’re doing a fantastic job.
  4. You will make mistakes when you become a mother again at 29!
  5. Don’t undersell yourself, you don’t have to put up with nonsense because you think nobody will want to be with a young Mum.
  6. As soon as you realise all the above are true, your life is going to change, significantly and for the better, but you must believe you deserve to be treated right.
  7. You don’t have to have lots of money to be a good Mum, all your child wants is your love and time.
  8. One day your child will become your best friend, she won’t be a crying baby totally dependent upon you, but a companion. Also in the blink of an eye she will not need you as much anymore, so enjoy her total dependence upon you while it lasts.
  9. When times get tough, and they do get tough, remember that things will get better, your life will improve and your child will one day grow into a beautiful, intelligent young lady and it’s all thanks to your hard work. And when you receive a card thanking you for all you’ve done try not to cry (it’s not cool).
  10. And another thing … you won’t believe this for a minute now, but one day you’re going to continually brag about the fact you were a teenage Mum (and so is your child).
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