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Teenaged Parenting: The Importance of Cooperation and Support.

Publication Year: 
2016
Personal Author: 
Mallette, Jacuelyn.
Information Packet or Sheet
Page Count: 
9

In the United States, nearly a quarter million adolescents give birth each year (Martin, Hamilton, Osterman, Curtin, & Mathews, 2015). Although 88.7% of these births are to unmarried teenagers, it has been estimated that more than half of adolescent mothers are in a romantic relationship with the father of their child at the time of birth (Beers & Hollo, 2009). Even though research suggests that many teenaged parents aren’t able to continue their romantic relationship over time, they often maintain a connection through their shared parenting relationship. (Author Abstract)

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