What it's like being a young mum

Becoming a mum at a young age can be a tricky situation to handle. Here’s how Ashlea, April and Eleisha deal with the good and bad bits about being a young parent.

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  • It can be tough adjusting to becoming a parent when you still feel really young yourself.

  • Not having enough money and support can be really challenging.

  • Being a young mum can really change the relationships you have with your friends.

  • Being a young parent can be easier because you can keep up with your kids and be really active with them.

  • Get support through talking to other parents and going to parents' groups and playgroups.

  • Ask for support from family, friends and your partner if you have one.

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