‘Perception of teen mums must change’

Teenage mums at the Youth Association on Carver Street who were being taught maths and English.

Teenage mums at the Youth Association on Carver Street who were being taught maths and English.

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Budding beautician Beth Sibley – who fell pregnant with her son when she was aged just 17 – says teen mum stereotypes give a false impression.

Beth, who is studying life skills and parenting with charity Youth Association South Yorkshire, says: “The other day I was doing some work for my course and trying to get picture of a teenage mum, and all the ones I could find online were of depressed mums with their heads in their hands.

“There wasn’t one happy picture – and that is not the truth. It was annoying, because they always try to make it out as a bad thing.

 

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