I appreciate their individuality and allow them to express themselves in whichever way they choose. Being a teen mother made me into the best parent and woman that I could be, it taught me so much and made me unbreakable. Women who become first-time mums in their teens make better parents than those in their 30s or 40s. She taught me the meaning of unconditional love and selflessness. I'd had no intention of becoming a mum so young. I run about doing cartwheels and climbing trees with my children, euphoric to have the uplifting relationship of friendship through parenthood. Researchers put this down to Gen-Z having less sex as a result of increased interaction online, drinking less alcohol and wider pressure around exams and future achievement.
Shayla. Age: 23.
To go from not having a care in the world to suddenly being solely responsible for a tiny person's life was mind-blowing.
Dallas. Age: 30.
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I was single - the pregnancy was the result of a brief fling - young, alone and scared. Being a teen mother made me into the best parent and woman that I could be, it taught me so much and made me unbreakable. Sometimes age and the innocence of ignorance is a good thing. As a young pregnant year-old I was petrified. Tracy has shared her controversial views following new British Pregnancy Advisory Service figures that show teen pregnancies are at their lowest level in a quarter of a century.